I am sure that some of you folks are wondering what does he mean by having a title to his blog of August 4,2007!
Well some of you know already, but that is the day that Karen and I slipped off to Morro Bay, CA and got REMARRIED!! The two pictures above are at Morro Bay taken last October when we first went there together for a “quiet weekend”. We said our vows on a bluff over looking the Pacific Ocean in the evening of August 4th! Although it was foggy, and we didn’t get the effects of the sunset, it was a memorable event for both of us!!!!! And memories is what life’s journey is all about!
It was almost 24 years ago that a very brash, self assured, and if I say so myself, cocky young Second Officer(ME) walked up to the prettiest blue eyed blonde flight attendant in the Eastern Airlines Houston Crew Lounge and butted in her conversation! She was talking to a fellow flight attendant and telling her how this guy had been pestering her for a date and that she just didn’t want to go out with him. So this self assured pilot (ME) stuck his nose into her conversation and told her,”If it was me, I would only give you one chance!!!” In a tone of voice that let me know just how impressed with me she really was, abruptly told me that she really didn’t recall asking for my advice!
To make a long story short, we got married and divorced six years later, and now we have gotten married again!! So I guess that I lied about one chance, didn’t I!!! I have given her two chances, and quite frankly, I am overjoyed that she came back into my life for the second and last time…….she is my best friend and my soulmate!!!!!!!
I could philosophize ( I am not sure if that is a word or not!!!!), but there are words already written that put it better than I can!!
1. Twenty years now, where’d they go!
Twenty years, I don’t know.
I sit and wonder sometimes where they’ve gone.
And sometimes late at night oh when I’m bathed in the firelight, the moon comes calling
in a ghostly way and I recall. I recall!!!! ( Bob Seger, Like A Rock)
August 4, 2007