Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Daffodils in February

It is so dark and ugly outside this time of year. The snow has melted and what hasn't melted is dirty. I love it that Phil always brings me daffodils in February. He started doing that a long time ago...so many years I can't remember when. This year was no different and, as usual, they were a bright spot when the sun doesn't shine. Don't they just make you smile!

Monday, February 9, 2009


For several months I have been making a plan to surprise Phil with a gift as we neared our anniversary. Last Wednesday, as we entered Ephrata after work, I mentioned to Phil that I wanted to stop at Safeway to pick up a prescription and also stop at Harrison Jewelers. He agreed without any comment. When we got to Harrison's and I was getting out of the car, I told him that he had to come in with me. That surprised him and as we went through the entrance he asked why he needed to come in. I stopped, faced him, and said: "After being married nearly fifty years, I thought it was time he wore a wedding ring". I told him he could choose what he liked and I was going to pay for it out of my personal savings.

When we ordered my wedding ring 50 years ago a narrow, gold band came with it without charge and he wore it for a few years. It becamed worn and misshapen before long and he hasn't worn a ring in more years than I can remember.

He doesn't like gold jewelry, and wasn't interested in the ones I would have chosen for him. Silver colored jewelry with a more traditional look was his favorite and that is what he chose to get. It really was a fun surprise and.....about time!