Last night we were playing cards with our neighbors when one of them asked how long we’d been married.
“It’ll be fifteen years this fall,” my husband replied.
“Yes,” I agreed, waggling my left hand fingers at him, “and I believe ‘shiny/pretty’ is appropriate for that year.”
And, oh, HOW we laughed. The mere idea is ludicrous. I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but there’s a recession going on out there and we, like many others, are caught in it’s crosshairs. At this rate I’ll be happy if “shiny/pretty” amounts to an economy-size roll of heavy duty Reynold’s Wrap. It was too good of an idea to pass up so, mainly for my own amusement, here is the NEW Anniversary gift table, suitable for our current economic climes:
Anniversary Traditional gift 2010 Revised gift
first paper Puffs with Lotion
second cotton Q-tips
third leather Fruit Roll Ups
fourth fruit/flowers berry scented car freshener
fifth wood abandoned pallet from gas station
sixth candy/iron Pez
seventh wool/copper AAA batteries
eighth bronze/pottery Gladware
ninth pottery/willow state fair yardstick
tenth Tin/aluminum roll of quarters
and for that all important upcoming anniversary?…..
fifteenth crystal meth