Thanks to Keith for:
- marrying me;
- being kind, funny and intelligent;
- being tall (good reach);
- being a great dad;
- and last but not least, being good-lookin.'
Traditionally the 11th anniversary is celebrated with a gift of steel. I better go shopping...
How about a lovely bouquet of steel roses? The ad copy reads [edited for clarity and punctuation] : A wedding anniversary is special--birthdays happen automatically but wedding anniversaries are a benchmark of marriage success! [can't argue with that--I guess...] The traditional anniversary gift for the 11th anniversary is a present made from steel! What could be better on your eleven-year-anniversary than a gift of steel-wool flowers?
This company also makes roses in leather, aluminum and fruit. That's taking traditional anniversary gift-giving too far!
What about a bag of steel pennies? Nothing says "love and commitment" like a sack of money on your anniversary. Only $24.98.
Well, I guess we'll just celebrate with a serenade of Magnet and Steel by Walter Egan, who I conveniently blogged about earlier this week. When Keith was around 12, he read a Walter Egan interview in "Rolling Stone" in which Walter Egan declared that it was "The Year of Walter Egan." Keith immediately knew this was bullshit, and he was right. That's one of the reasons I married him. He knows what's what.