thirty-one years ago today

Under exactly the same cool, gray skies in Keene, New Hampshire,
Jack and I were married on this day.
Jack was a police officer and I was a bartender.
Our combined take home pay was $140 a week.
We bought our first house just before the wedding for $44,500.
The interest rate was 13%.
We grew our own vegetables and made our own
wines and cordials to save money.
Through immense joys and sorrows,
1 lovely daughter, 10 dogs, 7 cats, 
6 house moves, 62 years of combined careers
and 30 sheep later
we wouldn’t trade it for the world.
It’s been a fleeting and never-dull ride!
We feel most blessed.