Happy Birthday, Mrs. Earp!

Today is Mrs. Earp’s birthday!

Mrs. Earp and I met in high school, as she was my friend Mike’s sister. We started dating in 1992 – I was a year out of college and she was a sophomore at West Chester University.

We were married in 1997 – on the anniversary of the Nagasaki bombing, heh – and four kids and twenty-one years later, here we are.

Mrs. Earp is a good person, and great mother, and an incomparable friend. She has put up with a lot from me – the sarcasm, the dangerous job, and two-plus years of depression – but she never wavered from her support. I should probably take her out to dinner, but I’m working a twelve-hour shift tonight because of the damned Eagles parade.

Happy birthday, anyway. I do have gifts waiting for you.

Thus begins our annual Three Birthdays in Six Days Marathon. I’ll name the cake-related diabetes after the wife. 🙂

11 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Mrs. Earp!

  1. Please tell Mrs. Earp, “Happy Birthday”. You are one fortunate man, Wyatt. Not all women could deal with their spouse being in your chosen profession.


  2. It’s pretty cool being married to your best friend. Especially when you are the one who gets the better end of the deal. (I’m lucky to have the same situation at 44+ years.) Happy Birthday to the Mrs!


  3. Happy Birthday Mrs. Earp………….

    “We were married in 1997 – on the anniversary of the Nagasaki bombing.” That’s pretty cool. The lovely missus and I celebrated our first anniversary on the day that the Steelers won their first Superbowl on January 12, 1975. Okay here’s a little tune to commemorate your anniversary:

    The songwriter said it was an allusion to “Bock’s Car” dropping “Little Man” on Nagasaki in an early interview after the tune was released. Later on he denied it, but I still believe what he first said……….

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    1. Wow, great choice. I’ve always been a Pixies fan, and saw them in concert a few times. Great band, great talents. Alex Eiffel and Gigantic are among my faves.


  4. If you are a Pixies fan you may also like Frank Black’s (Black Francis from the Pixies) first two solo albums “Frank Black” and “Teenager of the Year”. Especially the second one. Almost every tune is great on it…………

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