Saturday, February 14, 2015

a loaf of bread, a flask of wine . . .

I was dusting the bookcase in our bedroom - I'll admit that doesn't happen as frequently as it should - and pulled out the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.


Inside I found Steve's message to me - 


44 years ago - 6 weeks before we were married.


This is what greeted Steve when he went to make his coffee, but with a far better quality of wine than in 1971 and of course some chocolate.


I hope you have a lovely day!

53 comments:

  1. What precious memories!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Judy

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  2. Sweet!

    Happy Valentine's Day to the two of you ~ FlowerLady

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  3. A thoughtful and beautiful way to communicate your love-both times.

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  4. Sweetness! Happy Valentine's Day, Carol.

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  5. I love it! Enjoy your Valentine's day with your sweetheart xox

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  6. Oh the memories! And to have 44 years together, that is a true gift.

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  7. Hello,
    Thank you for the lovely views of the garden. :-))
    I just LOVE this post too. So sweet.
    Enjoy the romance :-) and thank you for sharing.
    xx oo
    Carla

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  8. How sweet is that?!?! He is definitely a keeper!

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  9. How very very sweet - he's a keeper :)

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  10. Awwww...how sweet is that?!?! A true artistic romantic- Lucky you! xo Diana

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  11. what a lovely keepsake:) enjoy your valentines day, carol!

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  12. Aw, that is so romantic! Hope you two have a wonderful Valentine's Day together.

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  13. Happy Valentine's Day to you and Steve, too. Have a wonderful day, and night! :) xox

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  14. How radiantly romantic! After 44 years, your love still shines so brightly for each other! How beautiful...

    Happy Valentine's Day, Carol!

    Poppy

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  15. It was in the 70's that I first discovered Omar Khayyam myself and I still have a lovely edition that belonged to my father.
    Your connection to the great poet is so charming and romantic, a very Happy Valentines Day to both of you x

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  16. That is a lovely way to celebrate Valentine's day!

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  17. Your post gave me goose pimples! What a lovely gift both then and now. I know you are having a beautiful day together so here's wishes for many, many more! xx

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  18. If this isn't the most romantic valentine, I don't know what is. Oh, the 70s were good years in many ways. Mostly because they gave us each our lifelong valentines! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  19. How romantic! Happy Valentine's Day to you both! xox Diane

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  20. Happy Valentines Day! Hope you both had a wonderful day.
    ~Cindy

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  21. Aww that is so sweet Carol and Happy Valentine's Day to you! Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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  22. Oh that was so sweet. What a great idea. Happy Valentines Day

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  23. I'm so glad that some of you do have true loves that last. It makes me so happy for you!
    Brenda

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  24. Oh how beautiful Carol. I'm so happy that you have true love - so enjoy some wine, bread, cheese and chocolate.
    Happy Valentines Day and have a terrific weekend.
    Mary

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  25. So lovely! Happy Valentine's Day to you both!

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  26. Warm memories and the right moment for sharing the recollections :)

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  27. Happy Valentines Day!!!
    What a sweet surprise to wake up to. Love it
    hope your day was sweet!

    deezie

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  28. How simply lovely! And totally romantic!

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  29. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh

    Well, yesterday was the 35th anniversary of when we MET....I remember that night so well. He was singing in a group at church, and after the concert, I hung around with a friend to see old high school friends. I turned around to hear who was playing the piano, and there he was. I simply asked, "Do you play the piano?" And the rest is history.

    Yesterday, we went out and about in -10 degree weather, and loved every moment of our outing.

    To read Steve's words, Carol....WOW! May the wine keep getter richer as both of you relish this wonderful life of ours! HAPPY SUNDAY! Anita

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  30. Sweet! Our wine has gotten better, too! ;.)

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  31. Hi Carol, what a beautiful memory from so long ago. Love the words Steve wrote to you. Very romantic! Hope you enjoyed a special day as the love continues.
    Hugs, CM

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  32. How sweet, what a lovely way to start the day.

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  33. Carol.
    A precious treasured memory from long ago from your love. Thanks for sharing this, made me mist up and wipe a tear.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  34. Oh Carol this is so sweet and romantic. . Sooooo sweet. This made my heart sing to read. Happy Sunday.
    Kris

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  35. Awww.......that's so sweet what you did for your hubby. I hope that y'all had a great Valentines Day yesterday.

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  36. Some sentiments just don't ever get old!

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  37. First, I must say I find it unbelievable that 1971 was 44 years ago! I'm old. Happy Valentines Carol!

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  38. Beautiful....and so romantic! You both made a wonderful choice 44 years ago!

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  39. Beautiful! I loved everything about this Carol...it tells a story all its own! Hope you guys had a great weekend! Nicole xo

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  40. That was so sweet. Lovely valentine for your sweetie of many years.

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  41. What a lovely memory and a beautiful inscription. Happy belated Valentines Day.

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  42. What a lovely way to celebrate the day!
    I wish you and your husband to spend many-many more lovely , romantic years , together.
    Tina

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  44. Carol, that is so romantic. My Steve got heart shaped pancakes with sausage links that spelled out "I heart (pancakes) u".
    Not as romantic as your morning, but it brought a smile to his sweet face. 44 years, that is wonderful . . . isn't life sweet when you can spend it with the right person:)
    Have a fun and happy day,
    Connie :)

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