Maybe I'll write an ode to my boyfriend, Bob's Candy Canes. Or about my
Ooh, I know! How about the fact that today is my in-laws' 40th wedding anniversary?! Yeah, that's it. The folks who raised Tree Guy surely merit more than a mention. So here it goes.
Aren't they cute? He's a silver fox and she's a white hot blonde. They have tons of friends (only one of them is invisible), and they enjoy traveling and red wine. This photo was taken 5 years ago at a gigantic family reunion. (I married into a prolific family.) Check out Tree Guy's brothers. Somehow my in-laws managed to raise three awesome men. They were raised on a diet of Star Trek, Weird Al, and marching band, yet they turned out just fine. (Amazing!) And 40 years later, Nana and Papa are still partners and friends. Such an inspiration.
I did some research and discovered that the traditional gift for a 40th anniversary is ruby. My father-in-law is fantastic at buying his woman jewelry, so I'll, uh, leave that to him. I want to give them something meaningful though. A ruby red grapefruit? A puppy named Ruby? (My father-in-law would LOVE that. He's similar to Tree Guy when it comes to pets... Scrooges!) Help me think of something, y'all!
P.S. Don't forget about the Everyday Hilarity Writing Contest! Get your submissions in by November 23rd so I have something to read while I scarf down my pumpkin pie.