August 16, 2006

August 16, 1991

I'm not sure why that particular date, other than it was on a Friday, and didn't interfere with anything else on the calendar. It didn't have any significance as a holiday or anything to do with any date that was important to the family, and when we set it, we certainly didn't realize it coincided with the discovery of the body of one E.A. Presley in his throne room.

No matter, though--it was still quite a day for me, in that it meant that Miss Reba and I could now (legally and scripturally) spend as much time as we wanted to in each other's company, including, but not limited to, those entertaining times of the day betwixt the end of the chore time and the beginning of sleep time.

It has been, as I have said every year, quite an interesting set of years. Despite the tumult of the world around us, we have managed to do pretty well for ourselves. I think there's a couple of reasons for that, and I know they will sound hokey and contrived to folks who have lost that part of their soul that allows them to see beyond contrived hokiness.

But they are that we both know we haven't gotten where we are by ourselves. Obviously we have good families and friends, but their help would be meaningless if we also didn't have the help of someone much greater than ourselves. There is a God, and He takes care of us.

The second is that we love each other.

That's it. I figure you have those two things, the rest of it will take care of itself. And it has. And it will.

ANYway, to Mrs. Oglesby, should you ever accidentally stumble upon this collection of thoughts, I offer you a very public thanks for our time together, and will see to it that you are given a very private thank-you later on.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at August 16, 2006 09:34 AM

That is lovely, and I wish you and your beautiful bride the happiest of nuptual rememberances.

This sweet, decent posting will not, however, save you from a very serious threat of bodily harm when Mrs. Possum does happen to stumble upon this. You should have some warning, as it will take her about three weeks to read all of it.

I would offer sanctuary, but there's no pork allowed in my house, and I imagine that's a deal-breaker for you.

Posted by: skinnydan at August 16, 2006 09:44 AM

Look, Dan, just because I enjoy the flavor of the noble swine doesn't mean that I couldn't do without it for a while if shunning it became a necessary condition to avoiding bodily harm.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at August 16, 2006 09:53 AM

Aww. How sweet. No, really, congratulations to both of you for finding the right person to be joined together with.

I really, really wish I could be a fly on the Oglesby family wall on the afternoon that the Mrs discovers Possumblog. I can't image a more interesting conversation!

Posted by: Nate at August 16, 2006 10:42 AM

Congratulations to the both of you! Will you be going out to eat somewhere to honor the occasion?

Posted by: Stan at August 16, 2006 11:06 AM

Oh, Nate--I don't think she'd mind. Much.

And yes, Stan, we're going out, but unfortunately it will have to wait until this weekend.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at August 16, 2006 11:11 AM


Posted by: Kathy at August 16, 2006 01:06 PM

Thank you very much.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at August 16, 2006 01:27 PM

Sniff. I like contrived hokiness.

I do hope it is a lovely anniversary and that many more happy one follow in the coming years.

Posted by: Jordana at August 16, 2006 03:37 PM

Thank you and I hope so, too!

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at August 16, 2006 03:59 PM

Congratulations to you two. I hope your nihght out is enjoyable. I hope she gets to wear her new sparkilies.

Posted by: Sarah G. at August 16, 2006 09:57 PM

Thanks, Sarah, but setting a date for our anniversary dinner seems to be much harder than it was to set the wedding date.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at August 16, 2006 10:13 PM

Today, the 16th of August way back in 1950 a Son was born... Me. I'm very happy to share My day with you two, I hope y'all have many more days, weeks,months and years together.

Posted by: Tony von Krag at August 17, 2006 12:19 AM

Well congratulations to YOU, Chef Tony! Let's see, 2006 minus 1950, that makes you, uhhhmm, THIRTY NINE!!

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at August 17, 2006 07:55 AM

39? I never was any good at calculus.

Posted by: skinnydan at August 17, 2006 09:30 AM

Well, actually I made a small math error--it would actually be 38. Apologies all around.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at August 17, 2006 09:37 AM

Miss Tobiko jumps on lump of snoring human. "Huh, What? $2 is the answer. I do like dolphins" Snore.

Posted by: Tony von Krag at August 17, 2006 04:42 PM