Join Date: Oct 2002
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On our wedding night, a Saturday night, we watched some television. That night was an episode on "Mary Tyler Moore" that I have not seen since that night.
It was about Ted Knight believing that he had a terminal health condition. All through the show, he suddenly took an over-absorbed interest in every little thing. He was totally interested in small flowers; he stood at the window and watched the sunset and was totally fascinated by it.
By the end of the show, Ted Knight learned that his condition was not at all terminal and that he was going to be just fine. However the fascination with all things ordinary had influenced the rest of the staff. The closing scene had Mary, Mr. Grant, and Gavin Mcleod focused on a sunset.
This may seem trite to some, but each day I was married I relished the idea of being a couple and enjoyed every moment. Really I did. I lived my life fully and simply loved the idea of building a life together. Each day was a gift and I am grateful for it. I am rather angry at not being able to spend my Golden Years with him that we both worked so hard for.
I am angry at people who tell tasteless marriage jokes. My own partner at work told to me a joke about marriage being like a deck of cards; you need a heart to love him, a diamond to marry him, a club to hit him over the head (?), and a spade to bury him.
I just looked at her and said,"Yes, I know about all four of those personally."
Did not phase her at all.
"Vaccines are like a box of chocolates. You never know what you are gonna get - eczema, allergies, diabetes, petit/gran mal seizures, GBS, TPI, POTS, JRA, RA, CFS, SLE, fibromyalgia, encephalitis, neurological damage, coma, or death."
~paraphrased from "Forrest Gump"~