March 5th, 2014

My Funny Valentine

The Crystal Leather Anniversary

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK

           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?”

           “Yep.”

           “Why not?”

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

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