Thursday, December 07, 2006
A MAN AND HIS FAITHFUL CAT...
5:30 am and 76 degrees.
TO MY HUSBAND GORDON ON OUR 20th ANNIVERSARY.
December 7, 1986.
Gordon chose the date. He wanted to remember our wedding as:
"A day that will live in infamy..."
Our respective parents were appalled.
What can I say? He was from Hawaii.
We met in Snohomish, Washington when I was teaching horsemanship through the University of Washington Experimental College program. I happened to be married to my first husband at the time.
I do not let a little detail like that stand in my way.
I can tell you the first time I saw him.
I can tell you exactly what he was wearing (flannel shirt, beige jacket, riding helmet).
I can tell you the horse he was riding (Beanie - a dark bay).
We were married on horseback.
I promised to love, honor, and never to serve corn beef hash and he promised to love, honor, and accept my obsession with horses.
Love at first sight.
A cliche I know.
But it happens.
Just like getting an agent.
Just like being published.
Gordon this is for you.