The Plans Have Begun

SOLC:  Day 15

My parents are celebrating 50 years of marriage this July.  My sisters and I have begun the process of reserving a venue, the guest list, ideas for centerpieces, invitations, etc.  It doesn’t seem possible that it has been 50 years but I began to reflect on their life together, how they met, and the stories they have passed from their parents to us.  I am going to attempt to write some original poetry and collect stories from everyone in the family and put them in a Shutterfly book.

Here is the first draft of part of a poem I began today.


50 Years have come and gone

for a couple that met when they were very young.

Marrying on the island of their origins

and moving to a home far away.