Tuesday, November 06, 2007

24th Anniversary


I can't quite believe it's nearly a quarter of a century that Hazel and I have been together, well since our first date at a bonfire party in Alsager. It was a couple of years later that we actually moved in together and that as we say is history. Archie thinks it was ancient history ofcourse- all those new romantics and the miner's strike - when they still had a thing called conductors on the buses! Those were the days!

Hazel gave me a lovely "string collector" badge/brooch thingy to put on my lapel made by her in her workshop. Its brass or copper or nickel- not sure which and stamped with the words "Bear Feeding" which is what we soppily called our first date for some reason - long forgotten in the mists of time. Hazel will no doubt remind me - silly old duffer that I am!
Also a box of chocs. I made Hazel this card. She said "Are you going to shoot me?" No reason for the target on the head - just a nod towards one of my heroes Joseph Cornell. I also gave Hazel a weird metal gadget I found on the market- a pipe cleaner in its own tubular metal scabbard.
Tony Eve took this nice family portait at my 60th. although I do look rather mad!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

HAzel said..YOU LOOK MAD...LOOK AT ME!!!

wastedpapiers said...

Yes... that's true... you do look a bit mad too. Obviously why we suit each other so well and have lasted 24 years!

Jonathan said...

Congratulations!!!
I'm impressed and envious...
too many change ups with my partners.
I'm hoping that Syl is here to stay.
You're a very lucky man.
Love to you all...

wastedpapiers said...

I hope you and Syl will be able to celebrate 24 years together too Jonathan. I can't imagine you not being! Thanks for the good wishes.

Nan said...

I just popped back in to check on what you all are doing. What a wonderful story. Congratulations on the 24 years! You two seem made for each other.

www.nanananabobanna.blogspot.com

mondobongos said...

Congrats!

wastedpapiers said...

Thanks for dropping by nan and Al. and nice comments.

A Princess said...

Yeah, you all look totally bonkers on that picture!

BIG - belated - happy togetherness, wow that's a long time. 'Bear Feeding'?! I'm intigued!

Hector says 'yo'.

hazel said...

Michael gave me a teddy with a rucksack containing a toy picnic..as I had given him earlier a plastic fly with an actionman water bottle attached......bizarre I know..but it was very romatic at the time..who needs diamonds?

Anonymous said...

Michael says - Yo Hector!

When Hazel gave me the plastic fly with the rucksack I knew she was the girl for me!

wastedpapiers said...

who said that??

A Princess said...

Mmmmm, plastic picnic, my favourite!