Tuesday, December 30, 2014

As long as love allows

I've decided to close this blog with our beginnings because there's no end to love. Thanks to all the friends and family who have been so kind and compassionate all these months.


Sometime in the spring of '76 he left this on the windshield of my car because he knew I needed a hug but couldn't give me one. 
He kept on tryin'.


By Christmas the same year, we'd made our plans to spend our lives together.



Between these two events, love caught two people by surprise. The Knight rescued the damsel from the ogre's castle. They taught each other the dance of life and lived happily ever after.

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas

Christmas was always a very special day for us beyond the secular and religious holiday. It was the day we declared our love for each other, the day we made it official. Jimmy said "It might be Jesus' birthday, but this is Our day."

This is our first married Christmas at the shack on Baker Street. We spoiled each other with silly things and toys. I have no clue who took this picture.

A robe fit for a king for him and a "practice" little monster for me. Lots of new music for both of us. Posters to color. books. crystals, tools, tarot cards and other magical things. We were each other's child this year.

For dinner,  a surprise. He hung a sheet over the doorway to the kitchen so I wouldn't know what he was up to. Then he hand breaded and fried an entire pound of popcorn shrimp because he couldn't get any large ones.

There were a few that were pretty dark and crispy but I loved every one of them because of all the love and trouble he went to.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Live from NY...another Saturday night.


Another singular talent and voice lost to us. This song was one of Jim's favorites.

We saw John Sebastian perform this song live at the Westchester Dinner theater, another magical, musical evening. His band was stranded in a snowstorm somewhere and he came out and played alone and charmed all of us.

I wonder how many people remember what a big deal Saturday Night Live was back in the day? If we went anywhere on a saturday night, we had to get home in time to see what the hell was going to happen next.  The live show was sometimes a car wreck. I clearly remember watching this episode with Jimmy and declaring that he, Joe Cocker and John Belushi all used the same hairdresser. He agreed.



Jimmy was one of those guys who had many more bad hair days than good ones. Long hair was a lot of work, hence the ever present bandana.

No matter, I always thought it was sexy. It was a bigger shock to me than Jim when he decided enough was enough and cut it some time between Colin and Jake. Long or short, he always let his freak flag fly.