HAPPY RUBY WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
Me and Our Gert aren’t the soppy, sentimental types that go overboard with posh cards that cost a quid or more for each other. But seeing as it was our ruby wedding anniversary a couple of weeks ago I thought it might be a bit off if I didn’t get her a card at least.
Unfortunately, I forgot.
Luckily, she keeps a stack for all eventualities in the sideboard – weddings, birthdays, In Deepest Sympathy, Well Done on Passing Your Test etc. And I found a couple of “Happy Anniversary” ones; not Our Anniversary you understand unfortunately, but “Best Wishes on Your Anniversary”. Still beggars and choosers and all that.
But to make up for the Blue Peter nature of it I personalised it with this rather touching verse.
You’ll no doubt see this card is duff
I found it in the drawer;
I know we don’t make such a fuss
But you deserve much more.
But I would still just like to say
I think that I was blessed
That 40 years ago today
I picked you from the rest.
Of course, “the rest” did not exist,
There were no others then
And if I had that self-same choice
I’d still pick you again.