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The Dude, The Husband -- and His Zzsuzzsie!

My Alphabe Thursday theme -- The Dude, The Husband

This month marks 20 years of the Husband and I knowing each other. Was it true love at first sight? I don't know. I definitely felt an electrical current running between us, and it was a cool, overcast morning in San Francisco when we met.

Our first play outing was a week later. We hiked up Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County. Hmmm, I think I mentioned this before. It sounds familiar. So, I'll just say this: We talked nonstop all the way up to the top and back down. And, we've been together ever since that day.

A Few of the Things We Had in Common When We Met
• We were widowers.
• Our first spouse was older than us.
• We each drove an old Volvo.
• We spent time in Santa Cruz during the summer when we were kids.
• We liked puns. (We still do.)


Today is the letter Z at Alphabe Thursday, which is hosted by the lovely Jenny Matlock. Please click here to check out other participants of this weekly ABC meme.

Comments

  1. Sweet post ~ You make a grand couple! Enjoying life!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  2. Nice post, Susie, nice looking couple. I would have to seen those old Volvos. Twenty years is a long time, congratulations.
    They reminded me of Peter Falk, as Columbo, and the old 1959 Peugeot 403 convertible that he drove on his TV program.
    (I have a 1950 Ford Custom Deluxe Tudor and a 1974 Ford Mustang II Ghia for my old cars--I've had others.)
    ..

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    1. Thanks, Jim. The Husband had a 60-ish Volvo sedan, while I had a late 70s Volvo station wagon. I liked that station wagon but was throwing $800+ a year to give it new parts, so finally retired it to a dump that took old cars for parts. He retired his a few years later when we started downsizing ourselves.

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  3. Isn't love grand! You two seem to have a special kinship and I am certain many people wish they had this with their loved one or even had a loved one they could share things with. Have you walked up and down Mt. Tamalpais since then?

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    1. We hiked up Mt. Tamalpais once, maybe twice, before we moved away from the area. Love is grand. Communication helps, too. And turning a "deaf" ear now and then.

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  4. Ah, you dorve the same car - that does it:):) Congrats with your anniversary! Only I'm confused - I thought you lived in the UK!

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    1. Thank you! UK? That would be cool. We live in California, midway, far enough away from the hustle and bustle of big cities, but close enough to go visit them.

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  5. Thanks for telling that it is blogger and not us that is causing the problem.

    Great you and your husband still has the spark.

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    1. I like that -- the spark. Yup, we still have it. Most days. :-)

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  6. A very nice couple and lots of good qualities that you share. Enjoy your weekend together and thanks for this share.

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  7. Nice picture ! We have 48 years behind us ! We become rare species !

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    1. 48 years! Whooo-hooo! I hope we get to see that day.

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  8. Congrats on your 20 years.

    Thanks for dropping in at my blog

    Much love...

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    1. Thank you, Gillena. I'm glad you were able to drop by. :-)

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  9. Yes, I like that beautiful portrait showing your happiness during these 20 years, congratulations!

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  10. Nice picture of the two of you. Congrats on your 20 years. I bet it flew by.

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    1. Thanks, Manzi. I just realized that over half of our life together was shared with the Mama. The Husband has a big heart!

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  11. Ahh there's nothing like a good pun between spouses! :)

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    1. A pun would be perfect right now. I got none. lol

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  12. I have always been single - so, you and your sweetie seem really special to me . . .
    Yeppers. Really Special.

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    1. Thank you, Maggid. We have had our growls at each other. Fortunately, one of us gets levelheaded sooner than the other to start talking us both down from furiousness.

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  13. Cute shot of the two of you! Wishing you many more happy years together.

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  14. Love the photo, LOVE the story. Very similar to my hubby and I although we've only known each other 7 years. Both widowed, both full-time RVers, both rode Harley-Davidson motorcycles, both from 19 year marriages with a 6 year age difference (although his wife was the older, my hubby was the older), his daughter and I both loved frogs, his daughter's fiance had the same first name AND birthday as my late husband....

    DB McNicol, author

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    1. Very cool. When the Husband and I met, I was living on Warren Drive and Warren was his mom's family name. I think couples are meant to find each other. The thing is for each to be open about letting the other one into his/her life at the same time.

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    2. So very true, we knew we were fated. :)

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  15. What a great story. The last line should probably should have been..."and they lived happily ever after."

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    1. lol. I think you're right, Betty. Thanks for stopping by.

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  16. What a perfect way to end this round. Love seeing the two of you together.

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  17. To love and to be loved is the most wonderful thing...you two look just right for each other,
    great picture, I wish you many, many more happy years together, and with The Mama...
    BTW Susie, did I ever tell you that our three girls call me Mama and often The Mama, coincidence or what?
    Love Di..xx

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  18. How wonderful to hear your love story, especially so since you were both widowed. May you have many more years.
    I miss my sister-in-law's dad and mom. They were the kindest, most gracious people. She was Polish and he was Filipino. He did the cooking for family gatherings- simply delicious. He had no recipes so we miss his cooking.

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