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An Officer and a Gentleman & An Anniversary
Wednesday, February 08, 2017




Granville Island Hotel - February 1982

 When it became February 1982 I made sure that this time I was not going to forget an important date. I reserved a room at the Granville Island Hotel and stipulated that I had to find a bottle of Champagne in the hotel room after we checked in. I made sure we had a good baby sitter to take care of our two daughters. I drove my wife Rosemary on February the 8th from our Burnaby home to the movies downtown. We were going to see An Officer and a Gentleman with Richard Gere and Debra Winger.

After this most romantic film we checked into the hotel. By now Rosemary had not doubt that I had not forgotten our wedding anniversary. The bottle of  Champagne was there in its bucket.

I must state here that we did not get a good night’s sleep. And it’s not what you think. We were unaware that good hotels had in suite refrigerators. This one made ice all night. The clunking was terrible.



Today January 12, 2017 I had to ask Rosemary when our anniversary is. Shame on me! Perhaps I can think of something as we celebrate our 49th wedding anniversary which is today February 8, 2017



     

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