Fifty years goes by quickly when you are busy having babies, raising them, working full time and being a housewife. Not to mention trying to find time to write when not working. Fifty years? Really? Yep and those years weren’t always easy.
My husband has always taken good care of me and he still does. But in the early years with the economy bad and babies to feed and cloth, just to survive required both of us working.
I was lucky in that I had my grandmother with me part of that time to help with the babies. In fact she lived with us the last nine years of her life. My daughter has the manners of a well-schooled Victorian lady to prove it.
When both my children finished high school, I took it upon myself to go back to school and earn a college degree. Foolishly I decided to become a teacher thinking I would have free time to write. Yeah, we all know how that turned out. But becoming a teacher improved our economic life and gave me a stable retirement. Which brings me to the topic of this blog. How we celebrated our 50th Anniversary.
I started planning last year. We booked a cruise. MSC Divina sails out of Miami. We cruised the Caribbean. The cruise was wonderful.
So, we cruised for our 50th Anniversay!
We visited Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, and Naussau. When we returned to Miami, we toured the city and saw all the important sights. Then we rented a car and drove down to Key West. I’d made a reservation at the hotel where the African Queen is docked. I’m a big Boggie fan.
The African Queen and Key Lime Pie in the Florida Keys. What a grand way to end our adventure.