Friday, 7 September 2012

27 years later


MissM
Why don't you like pasta?
Does it have unhappy memories?
Is it because Grandad used it
to test your new boyfriends?

MrsM
WHAT??

MissM
Grandad told me that when
you brought new boyfriends home
he would give them spaghetti for dinner
to see how they coped.

MrsM
I didn't know that!
Thank goodness MrM had been to Italy
before he met me.
You might never have been born!

*****

It is our wedding anniversary today
and for the 27th year
we will not be having spaghetti.

31 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary, Mr and Mrs M!

    And that bit of family lore is delightful :)

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  2. Warmest congratulations
    from my nest
    to yours.

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  3. Happy Anniversary Magpies!

    (For my Dad, it was shiny shoes. Hubs was the first boy I'd brought home not wearing trainers...)

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  4. Happy Anniversary Mr and MrsM.

    Here's to at least 27 more!

    xxx

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  5. Happy Anniversary to you both! Trial by pasta - that's a new one to me...

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  6. My dad was actually the person who introduced me to my husband so I assume he must have passed any paternal tests.

    Happy anniversary Mr and Mrs M

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  7. What a lovely post. Happy Anniversary to you both.

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  8. Happy Anniversary! But I wish you would consider re enacting the spaghetti scene from The Lady and the Tramp as a fond homage to your dad's vigilance.

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  9. Cute story indeed.

    (I HATE spaghetti, really ... I do)

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  10. Happy Anniversary to you and MrM xx

    When my husband met my mother for the first time he showed her a new way to cook pasta, claiming (completely inaccurately) that he had Italian heritage. She was very impressed.

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  11. Happy Anniversary to you both.

    Will I still be a welcome reader if I admit that I love pasta, especially spaghetti?

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  12. penne rather than pinny porn ...

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  13. Grandad was a wise old chap. A very happy anniversary indeed. You must have married the same year we did.

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  14. Happy Anniversary. what will you have instead? coffee cake?

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  15. Liz in Missouri (USA)September 07, 2012

    Many Happy Returns! Hope your day, and your weekend are wonderful!

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  16. Happy anniversary.

    Grandads. You gotta love 'em!

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  17. You know, it's 27 years for us, too, this year!

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  18. A belated Happy Anniversary!

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  19. congratulations!

    (and something will have to be done about the 'spaghetti' thing... what is the issue exactly? do you need lesson in rolling them?)

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  20. GMS stands for Grandad Magpie Spotter.I think Miss M has all the makings of a novelist. I'm sure I never said that !

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  21. Happy Anniversary, Alice and Mr M

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  22. Congratulations to you both and at least another 27 years of non-spaghetti anniversary dinners !
    (Once a boyfriend had proved himself worthy , my father would offer them some lime jelly . An honour , since it was his favourite . I still can see a few young duffel-coated , ban-the-bomb badged lads dutifully enthusing over green wobbliness.)

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  23. Happy Anniversary! Well done.
    Hope you enjoyed your meal.. whatever it was.

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  24. Happy Anniversary!

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  25. A belated Happy Anniversary from me!

    I was 21 when I married and the Mr. and I clocked up 31 years just a few days ago. We didn't have pasta either ;)

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  26. So sorry that I missed it! I expect you had a wonderful time anyway...

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  27. A very belated Happy Anniversary! K x

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