Forty-four years ago
I married my best friend.
We celebrated tonight with dinner
In the breakfast room
The best china, the best silver, silver candles and a silver basket filled with orange mums
With the fire burning to warm us.
And a bottle of champagne
We were married on the day before Thanksgiving
Not realizing the the next year, our first Anniversary
that we would be celebrating with family and a turkey dinner.
And every five years or so, our anniversary falls on Thanksgiving
It's just the way it is!
But when it isn't,
We always celebrate at home
And our celebration usually involves steak and champagne
Perfectly cooked filets, asparagus with hollandaise and a baked potato
A salad of greens with bleu cheese and vinaigrette
before the dessert course.
A Grand Marnier Souffle
It's often our Anniversary dessert of choice
for we both adore it.
And we each had a big bowl
With the last glass of champagne!
A special meal, for a special day, with a special guy.
And we do prefer celebrating at home.
Staring with our second year, when, being "poor", we didn't have the money to go out.
But we could have a great meal at home.
And we did!
And mostly, we've done that every year since . . .
even when it's Thanksgiving and we share the day with family!