Thursday, May 30, 2019

Fortune Cookie Romance

M and I had known each other for four months when my parents and brother met him for the second time. We went out to our favourite Chinese restaurant.

M received this fortune, which he showed to me and hid from my family:

"You will marry your present lover and be very happy."

We both giggled. I blushed. He refused to show it to the others.

Years later, M and I were engaged. The wedding was a month away. We went out to another Chinese restaurant for dinner. M received the same fortune:

"You will marry your present lover and be very happy."

A week before the wedding we were back at the second restaurant. We both received the same fortune, which read:

"Music, flowers, gifts, and invitations will soon be yours."

I swear I didn't bribe the waiters to bring special cookies!

Well, M, you did marry me, exactly 26 years ago today!

As for your happiness? So far, so good...

Happy 26th Anniversary!

Friday, May 17, 2019

My Best Review

My mother left this message on my telephone answering machine.

I listened to it frequently for three and half years before it was accidentally erased. By then I had memorized it. I'm sure it's the best review I'll ever receive.

"It's just past 8 o'clock and you're probably out for dinner, but I just wanted to let you know I've been reading your book that you wrote and I'm just thrilled!

"I'm only up to page [pause while she checks] 68, but your description and imagination are amazing!

"I'll talk to you later, but I just wanted to let you know that I'm reading it and enjoying it so much."

Monday, May 13, 2019

Happy Birthday To Ya, Stevie!

Stevie Wonder
is 69 today!

"Apple of My Eye" is an original digital painting by Kevin Slattery.
It has a place of honour on my office wall beside
Kevin's painting of Bob Dylan.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Tulips on My Terrace Make Me Happy

Yah! It's Tulip Season!

I hope these make you smile, too.