Today would have been my parent's 50th wedding anniversary.
Good God in Heaven.
Why in the name of all that's good and right in this world they ever got together ...
The story of how my parents met is, in my opinion, a how-to-NOT-get married lesson.
In Hollywood parlance they actually met 'cute'. Reason enough to never 'meet cute'.$10
Now that they are both dead it's sad to go through their old letters and mementos and see pictures of them happy. Seems they were both really fun-loving, lovely people - APART. Once they got together some bad alchemy happened. Oil and water? Please, more like nuclear fission. So sad how unhappy they made each other as they tried to live out the American dream. Tried to make the white picket fence a reality. Yes, my father actually built a white picket fence around the house.... what a joke if you knew what hell went on inside that house.
Ah well. Lesson learned: don't try to fit a mold you weren't meant to fit.