Thursday, July 14, 2011

Happy Anniversary

Today is my grandparent's anniversary. This is usually a big occasion. In the past, there have been big parties and trips but this year the celebration was an intimate family dinner at their home. Everyone was asked to list three things they learned about marriage from Grandma and Grandpa. I decided to go with a top ten list and went with a general memories theme as I try to avoid speaking to my grandparents about marriage. Last time, that type of conversation resulted in my grandfather writing an internet dating profile for me. I was not able to make it back to the States to attend the dinner but I did send my list to be read. Since my grandparents are my most enthusiastic readers, I publish the below list. Also, my grandparents are kind of travel bloggers for their generation. If you don't believe me I have 4 published volumes sitting in my apartment in NYC.


10. Playing tennis with Grandma and Grandpa.

9. Horsebacking riding with Grandpa and Grandma teaching me how to walk in heels.

8. Boat rides and fishing off the dock with bamboo fishing poles. I guess you were getting me ready for Asia by exposing me to bamboo.

7. Slide shows of Grandma and Grandpa's trips.

6. Bingo at Knollwood.

5. Trips to Florida - inlcuding one where we were going to have dinner with Lorlei and Carl. Grandma and I went to wait in the car and sat there for about 20 minutes. Finally, Grandma went to see why Grandpa was taking so long. He was sitting inside reading. He did not know we had left the house. Somehow, we made it to dinner on time.

4. Grandma and Grandpa holding hands when they walk in NYC. (Ok, I will be honest, this is really Missy's memory. When I told her what we were doing for the anniversary, this was the first thing she said.

3. Making french toast and fresh squeezed orange juice.

2. Watching the last episode of Sex and the City. I would like to point out, not only did I watch the last episode of SATC with my Grandparents but also with Auntie Selma, Jack, Betsy, Hilary and the Groners.

1. Grandma and Grandpa coming to visit me at work. I think I am the only person in JP Morgan Private Bank history that was lucky enough to have their grandparents come visit them at work. People still ask how my grandparents are doing.

Happy Anniversary!


  1. hahaha, i had no idea grandpa made an internet dating profile for you!! that is hilarious. we missed you at dinner but loved hearing your list. did you hear that we got out the slides and had a show?

  2. Yes, I heard I missed a good slide show. So bummed.