March 5th, 2014

My Funny Valentine

The Crystal Leather Anniversary


           It occurs to me that this column comes out on March 5th, my third wedding anniversary.

           And by “occurs”, I mean my wife reminded me.

           As I wrote a few years ago, it wasn’t supposed to be our “real” wedding. Our intention was to get married here in Indiana, then have a bigger celebration in her home state of Missouri. The first wedding was exactly the kind most guys want: Get it done and over with:

           “Mark, ya’ll wanna?”

           “Well … ouch! Yep.”

           “Emily, ya’ll wanna?”

           “I get his stuff?”


           “Why not?”

           “By the authority of the World Wide Web Church Of Nigerian Princes, ya’ll is hitched.”           

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