So, it is our 39th anniversary! Dick and I always alternate who plans the anniversary celebration, and this year was my year. I’m not sure if you ever share in the planning, but if you do, you might relate to this situation.
After 38 anniversaries, what else can be done to celebrate?? I wanted it to be simple but meaningful. We’ve done a lot of simple but meaningful celebrations over the years, so my brain was coming up empty.
Then it came to me! Pickleball! I know this may not sound very romantic, but Dick loves the game, and I started playing two months ago and am now addicted. So we started early in the day and went to the courts to “dink” for a while on a beautiful, sunny morning.
Once we were all sweaty, we stopped at a favorite Cleveland Heights outdoor patio (Stone Oven on Lee Rd.) and had a small bite of breakfast.
After coming home for a nice cold shower, we went to a guitar store so Dick could drool over some guitars. Checking off the “simple” prerequisite for our anniversary, we didn’t buy one!
Wanting to keep the outdoor theme going, we came back home and sat on our back patio, and worked on a crossword puzzle together. We both get such satisfaction from finishing a puzzle together.
The icing on the celebration was an early dinner in Chagrin Falls at 17 River Grille, which overlooks the Chagrin River!
If you are wracking your brain for what to do for your wedding anniversary, I find that picking small but meaningful things to do makes the day very connective. There is a time and place for a big bang of a celebration, but this year wasn’t it. The fortieth, however, well … I’ll get back to you on that one.
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