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Tuesday, June 03, 2008


Yesterday was June 2nd and it was a very unique day, in which occurred several firsts for the Spice and I. First of all that date is our wedding anniversary and this is the first time I have ever been married to anyone for 45 years. She is my first (and only) wife and we determined that we would celebrate by spending the entire day out and about, just being together.

We had intended to get a little earlier start but finally did head out the drive at about 11am. About halfway down the driveway I stopped for another first. One of the blueberry bushes looked to have some ripe berries so I disembarked the van to check it out. Lo and behold there were the first ripe blueberries of the season. I picked a handful to check out the flavor and found them yummy indeed.

For reasons that I don’t totally understand, the Spice doesn’t care much for blueberries in their raw form. On the way to a late breakfast I enjoyed these delectable delights. Some were still a little tart but tasted great – made more tasty by having lost the total berry crop last year to a late freeze.

The restaurant in which we ate our lunchtime breakfast was also a first for me and although the Spice had eaten there before, this was the first time we had eaten there together. It was a bright and cheery place, good food, friendly waitresses and not nearly so noisy as many breakfast spots. It is called the Sunrise Grill and it was a very pleasant dining experience.

From there we went on to Augusta to the movie complex to view – for the first time – a Chronicles of Narnia film, “Prince Caspian”. We enjoyed the movie and the only bad thing about the experience was that the Spice was too full from b’fast to get popcorn – a real bummer for her.

It was a long movie and we were ready to eat again when we got out. We headed out to another part of town to a restaurant that was new to us to have our evening meal. Stonecrest Steakhouse was another first of our day and we had an excellent meal there as well. It might have been a bit pricey but this too was a very good dining experience and after all it was our anniversary.

After this we went over to a sporting goods store, Academy Sports. The Spice had been in before but surprisingly it was my first visit in the place. We wandered around a while then went over to Kohl’s for some items for the Spice. We then headed back to the movie complex to do another first. This was the first time this year, maybe several years, that we had seen two movies in one day.

This second movie was “Iron Man” and we both enjoyed it very much – great special effects. It was somewhat violent but the good guy – though at first he wasn’t so great – won in the end. It was a very good day with this favorite lady of mine and we returned home feeling blessed to have shared these last 45 years together. God is good, all the time!!! ec


Blogger Kila said...


My boys want to see both of the movies you mentioned. I'm glad to hear that you liked them. Would they be appropriate for my boys (ages 6, 8, 11)?

6/04/2008 12:32:00 AM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Congratulations ec. We also saw Caspian on the weekend.

6/04/2008 01:19:00 AM  
Blogger mreddie said...

kila - Thanks. Both have a good story line, Prince Caspian might take some explaining on the special effects. Iron Man might be a little much for the younger ones - if you allow them to see them, definitely go with them on both. Check them both out on the web site to make your decision. ec

6/04/2008 01:22:00 AM  
Blogger mreddie said...

AC - Thanks! Your comment popped in just as I was posting an answer to kila. We both enjoyed Caspian very much. ec

6/04/2008 01:24:00 AM  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi Mr Eddie ~~ Many congratulations
to you and your wife on 45 years of marriage, Well done, and I am glad you both had an enjoyable day out
together. Pity about the pop-corn!!
I am glad that the blueberries are starting to mature and hope you get plenty. Thanks for your comments,
your 90 F is about 32 C. Just nice.
Everything will grow better for the warmth. Take care, Regards, Merle.

6/04/2008 08:07:00 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Happy Anniversary Ed and Spice!

I understood immediately your mention of seeing Prince Caspian for the "first" time. I wonder how many times you'll end up seeing it altogether? :-)

6/04/2008 09:14:00 AM  
Blogger itsboopchile said...

You are blessed by God with your love for each other and family and I wish you many more happy years together.
Life is wonderful.
Betty G

6/04/2008 09:51:00 AM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Happy anniversary! So Spice was a June Bride!

6/04/2008 03:22:00 PM  
Blogger Shirley said...

Love your blog. Came by way of Jayleigh.

Congratulations on your enduring marriage and your wonderful day of anniversary. Sadly, few match your record.

Shirley Buxton

6/04/2008 07:39:00 PM  
Blogger ancient one said...

well, I'm late as usual... Happy Anniversary!

6/04/2008 09:08:00 PM  
Blogger JunieRose2005 said...

Congratulations on 45 years! :)

It sounds like you and your 'Spice' had a most wonderful anniversary! May you have many,many more!

Junie Rose

6/06/2008 06:38:00 PM  
Blogger Granny said...

A belated Happy 45th to both of you. Sounds like you had a wonderful day.

6/07/2008 11:09:00 AM  
Blogger mreddie said...

merle - It has been a good 45 years, even the few times that were not so great have made us stronger. Not much time for writing this week - also been very hot - 100F today and is supposed to be 101 tomorrow.

Brenda - Thanks! The movie is definitely one that may be in our video library sooner or later.

itsboopchile - We only thought we were in love at first - love has become more defined over the years as we strived to love each other and love God.

SSN - Thanks! The June bride and I are still going strong.

shirley - Thanks much for your comment and so glad you dropped by - I dropped by your blog briefly but haven't taken the time to comment as yet.

ancient one - Thanks so much for those wishes.

junierose - Thanks - we are planning to have as many more as God allows.

granny - Thanks a lot - it was a very relaxing day - we are going to have to do more of those.

6/07/2008 10:34:00 PM  

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