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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Reminiscing My Romance!

Reminiscing My Romance. . .
For those of you who have had the opportunity to spend Valentine's Day with "The Love of Your Life" every year for as long as the two of you have been together, may not understand my romance. You see, "Mr. Ed" and I have been married nearly 42 years and I can count on one hand the times we've been together for this special day. So this year, the forces of Mother Nature were cooperative, and the two of us actually spent the evening together. Indulge me, dear ones, for yes, this hopeless romantic went head ~ over ~ heels for romance.

Where do I begin?

I lured "Mr. Ed" to the lower level On Crooked Creek with rose petals from the entry hall. . . down the steps. . .to a candlelight dinner in front of our fireplace.

As many of you may already know, I met "Mr.Ed" when I was 13 years old. He was a Junior, I was a Freshman. We were High School Sweethearts. We married. Ed was drafted into the United States Army during the Vietnam Campaign, and finished a well decorated career of 22 years! From the U.S. Army, he entered the work force for Kansas Department of Transportation (K.D.O.T.). Now known as The Highway Man, he is the night supervisor for the Wichita metro area. Thus explains the many missed Valentine's Days of the past. 

Tonight, at last, we would spend a Valentine's Day together! I set a romantic table for two in front of our fireplace. The red heart holds his favorite candy. . .Pecan Turtles!

I was nearly in tears earlier this morning. You see, he left my Valentine Card on top of the television, just in case he didn't make it home this evening. Always so thoughtful of the possibility of my having to spend special occasions alone.

Alas, he has arrived! What's this? My favorite candy! Oh be still, my heart!

We began with a leafy Green Salad tossed with a Creamy Mustard Vinaigrette.

Followed with Baked Chicken Almondine and Seasoned Chicken Noodles.

We finished our evening with decadant Chocolate Cake, coffee and music from his vintage LP collection. My favorite from our past ABBA/ Arrival, his pick Danny Davis & Willie Nelson with the Nashville Brass.

You see, dear ones. . .
                 my romance doesn't need anything. . .
                                                                                   but you!

Until next time. . .


Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

Dear Pat,
I am so glad you and Mr Ed got to spend this special evening together...Many of us dream of still having the kind of love and romance you enjoy together...You are such a beautiful couple and an inspiration to us "newly weds" of just 10yrs.
Blessings and Prayers as always

Sue said...

Loved reading your story.


Martha said...

How sweet! Husband Jim and I will be married 42 yeas this year as well! So what is your favorite candy -- I couldn't really tell!

On Crooked Creek said...

My favorite candy is . . . White Chocolate Lindor Truffles by Lindt! I always prefer White Chocolate anything! Thanks for asking!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow this was such a great post!! I so enjoyed reading it. You all are such a wonderful couple.I am so glad I found your blog!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Pat, this is the sweetest thing ever! Lucky guy! Lucky girl!

bj said...

What a sweet, sweet post. Your table looks sooo romantic and your dinner, delicious.
The photo of you and your handsome Highway Man is so good.
So glad you had him around for the romantic night. :)) (You aren't pregnant, are you?...:))
hugs and kisses, bj

Designs By Pinky said...

What a sweet, sweet post, Pat! Mt Ed is a lucky man. Joe and I have been married for 43 years now and he is the love of MY life too! SOOOO glad you had a nice evening with your honey! XO, Pinky