This morning I got out the photo album and the guest book (later bound with the invitation and cards and stuff in) and considered scanning some to bring here. As I was reading through and looking at the photos I got a little sad. Not about the marriage at all, but about eventual loss of contact with some of our friends. Yet there are people there I've heard from this week, visited last month, got great Christmas letters from, and so we have a lot of continuity, too. I think I'll wait until next year to scan up a review page of 3/31/84, though.
I was thinking about why some of those friendships slid. In several cases, it was because of childlessness of those friends. They weren't so interested in us once we had Kirby, and it only got worse as we had more kids, but we found new friends, with children, and I still know lots of those I've known for all those years. And so maybe the defining element of our marriage has little to do with our wedding day and a whole lot to do with this guy:
I could write more, but I've been writing about The Adventures of Kirby ever since then, and those stories are easily found. 120 Kirby references
I came back at 10:20. I guess a little then&now won't hurt. Here:
Keith and Sandra Dodd
March 1984 and March 2008