Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tale of a City Guy and a Country Girl

Once upon a time there was a City Guy who drove into downtown Minneaplois for work every day and so he learned to love and appreciate city life. At the same time there was a Country Girl growing up in Hockinson WA who climbed trees, picked berries and never drove anywhere but country back roads if she could help it. They met in 1980 and were married 28 years ago on August 28, 1981!
Now, the City Guy loves to go to downtown Seattle for their anniversaries...he enjoys the hustle and bustle of the cars and people, the great coffee, the wonderful food, the high rise buildings...And the shopping (Yes! a man who loves to shop).

The Country girl feels a little nervous downtown...there sure are some crazy people and it sure is noisy and the sunlight is blocked by the big buildings and the air is steamy with the city sounds and smells. Pike Place Market is fun and the Antique store there is a favorite...but...They've been married a long time and have learned a little about compromise...it takes a lot to make this marriage work! So they take the ferry across to Bainbridge Island for the day.

The Country Girl can breathe again, she lets her lungs fill with the sweet sea air. The boats bob gently at the moorings, the quaint shops are quiet and friendly.Ahh...its the country life, the small town feel and it makes her free and happy.

The City Guy and the Country Girl congratulate each other every anniversary for making it another year...not all of their friends did...and they had to persevere through some tough days. But they trust a God who is able to take 2 diverse people and work in them so they can say with honest hearts "I Love You Still..."


  1. Happy Anniversary! God bless you and may you feel as in love today as you did then!

  2. happy anniversary! I wish I could write like you! You have a way with words:)

  3. Happy Anniversary!! Ours is also the 28th:) 10 years for us this year...Wow hey:)

  4. Nicely written Karen. Bruce shared this saying--"You can take the girl out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the girl!" May God bless you with many more years together. Was trying to remember your wedding, but after seeing the date, I knew why--our Mindy was born on the 25th of that year. I love reading your blog and all the others I know. Continue on...
    Love-Chris S.

  5. how sweet karen! happy late anniversary! i love how you write..especially this entry:) i am loving that you started a blog too! at least your a little more on top of updating yours than i am!


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