(my parents, Xmas 2004; my father made the card himself, but the cash he got from a store)
My parents' 53rd anniversary was today. According to familial lore, my parents would have married earlier, but my mother's father said she had to wait until she turned 17, which is why their anniversary is two days after her birthday.
I talked to my mother this evening. The highlight:
"He gave you a present he found in a dumpster?"My mother had trouble describing it exactly, but the words "giant" and "planter" and "terra cotta" were used.
"By a dumpster."
"For your anniversary, something he found by a dumpster?"
"No, for my birthday."