Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Guess you all know what today is.

Yes, folks, once again it's Valentines Day.

Here's my Valentine from long ago.  Her name is Judy though she's referred to on this blog as SWMBO (She Who Must Be Obeyed).

I've been obeying her now for many years.

From back when I used to tote around a 35 mm SLR camera.  And from when I might have said something like this to her.

Time marched on, as it does and 42 years later most of our hair has changed color.

You're still my Valentine, Judy.  I love you.

But wait!  There's more!

Today is also a rather momentous birthday.  The state of Arizona is 100 years old today.  The story goes that the paperwork was ready by February 12th but it was decided not to sign it because it might detract from Lincoln's Birthday celebrations.  So two days later, on February 14th, 1912, Arizona became the 48th state in the Union.

Happy birthday, Arizona.


Jarart said...

Happy Valentines day and happy statehood day! And congratulations for staying together for so long!

The Bug said...

Aw - what a cute couple! I'm glad you have each other.

Happy birthday to Arizona!

Lowandslow said...

What a great photo progression. Happy Velentine's to you both. And a happy b-day for AZ, too. :)


Sharon said...

Fantastic post today! Congrats to AZ and congrats to you and your Valentine.

Stephen Hayes said...

You two still look great together, bright-eyed and still ready to face life's great adventures. Happy Valentine's Day.

Steve said...

It only gets better.

Tom Cochrun said...

Love it. Wonderful post. Cheers to you both!!!

Thérèse said...

An ongoing Adventure.

Tom said...

Aw, shucks!i

Meggie said...

Congratulations to both of you! Many more happy years ahead.