Twenty-Four Years

Today is my 24th wedding anniversary.

On this date twenty-four years ago, on a scorching hot August day, we got married in a church fifty yards away from Mrs. Earp’s home. Mrs. Earp’s relative was going to drive her to the church, but we noticed he had a flat tire. It was her last chance to run away.

A family friend drove her to the church and everything went as planned. The reception went by way too fast, and afterward, family members met at Mrs. Earp’s house to decompress.

In the years since, we’ve had ups and downs. We have four great kids, but lost three of our four parents. Mrs. Earp has a job she likes, and I now hate mine. The kids are getting older – which is both good and bad – but overall things have ben well above average.

With the shoulder issues, the basal-cell cancer, and the stress of work, I try to remember we never know when we’re going to leave this mortal coil. That said, it’s probably a good idea to live life to the fullest, and be happy with the time we have.

14 thoughts on “Twenty-Four Years

  1. Rob – Thanks. I told Mrs. Earp next year I’m divorcing her on the same day. I figure I may still be able to find a younger better model. 🙂

    Mike AKA Proof – That would put me in my late 70s. Yikes.


  2. Congrats!
    She’s put up with you this long you aren’t chasing her with that threat.
    Enjoy and have many more.


  3. Congrats to you both. I’m with Proof on the 24 more! This November 24 I will actually be at that 24 more… 48 years with my best friend. Can’t ask for more than that.


  4. Happy anniversary! Here’s wishing for another 24 for you guys – if she puts up with your nonesense for that long! 😁


  5. Congrats, 24 more and you’ll catch up to us…choosing the right woman is definitely the secret…how many days left? If you want to visit Middle Tennessee, get in touch, we’d love to have you…


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