Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Then and now


[Then.]

That’s my wife, Elaine Fine, standing outside the Boston Children’s Museum in 1984. It was probably spring. We were being very arty with the black-and-white. Elaine and I were married on September 30, 1984. Holy wedlock, Batman! Or in our case, unholy, secular wedlock, courtesy of a justice of the peace. Thirty years: the best thirty years of our lives.

This past Saturday, after we visited a sewing-machine store and art-supply store in a faded mall, we stood in front of a mirror and took a picture to send to our children. I didn’t realize that the result would be a mirror image of the 1984 photograph.


[Now.]

Elaine has posted a drawing that I made before our wedding.

Happy Anniversary, Elaine!

[May marriage soon be for all partners.]

comments: 9

The Crow said...

Happy anniversary, Michael and Elaine. I hope the coming years are happier, healthier and more memorable than the ones you're leaving behind.

Geo-B said...

Congrats!

Michael Leddy said...

Thanks, Martha, and thanks, George.

JuliaR said...

Happy anniversary! I have you beat, having been joined in wedlock by a justice of the peace in 1982. Except for the wear and tear, I don't really feel like it has been 32 years, that's for sure. And I bet you and Elaine don't either. I wish you another 30 years of things just getting better and better.

Berit said...

Umn, wow. I thought that was a recent photo. Are you guys some sort of immortals!? As for me, I was born in the Autumn of 1982, so I look rather different now that I did when you guys took this picture.

I hope that I look just as lovely in 30 years as your wife does now, and also that boyfriend and I (of 8+ years) are just as happy.

Many happy returns to you both. I think this is a lovely season for a wedding. :)

P.S. find any good Supplies on that mall trip?

Michael Leddy said...

Thanks, Julia, and thanks, Berit. Yes, the time seems to have gone by quickly. And yes, fall is a good time for a wedding.

The only supplies from that expedition: thread and fabric. We learned that short fibers and overdyeing can cause colored thread to jam, so Elaine bought some top-of-the-line thread. (She was thinking that maybe it was time for a new machine.)

Zhoen said...

She's lovely. Good for both of you.

Diane Schirf said...

Happy anniversary, you crazy kids!

Michael Leddy said...

Thanks, Zhoen, and thanks, Diane.