On Time

Isn’t it strange how time seems to speed up as you get older?

Seasons come and seasons go . . . and come . . . and go.

The very proud grandparents and the guest of honor. (November, 2019 and the beard is now gone)

It seems this year that October arrived right after June, or maybe it was March?

Today marks 34 years of being married to Alicia….more than half of my 60 years have been spent with her by my side. As a friend says, we are all imperfectly perfect. Through the ups, downs, and in-betweens, we never give up.


The old and the young…furever friends.

I was out with the dogs yesterday and spent some time looking at my new, favorite tree. It is already starting to reflect the change in the calendar and I hope I will be home when it’s leaves turn fiery red.


My current “Favorite Tree”

Every time I see Adeline I can spot the changes as she grows. After a medically challenging first three months or so, she is growing into an inquisitive, sassy Southern redhead.  After a week at the beach (down the shore for you New Jersey folks) Adeline was re-united with Selby, her fur-sister who has been by her side since birth.


Our daughters continue to grow in their lives and trajectories towards their goals, detours and all. They are independent, smart, and beautiful. What more could a dad ask for to be his legacy?


I was also reminded this afternoon, driving by a roadside tribute to someone killed in a wreck, that one day, however it happens, I will no longer be here and I’m closer to that day than I was yesterday.

Cheery thought, eh?

Time to make the best of it

Dam Monday. Full speed ahead!



About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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10 Responses to On Time

  1. 60??? You are still a youngster….Got you beat by 3 years LOL. Happy anniversary to you and your beautiful wife! My husband and I just celebrated 40 years yesterday. Everyone asked if we did something romantic. I told them the truth….I made a lemon tart and Lar went squirrel hunting. And you know…..it was a very good day because we started the day together and ended it together.

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    • Ray V. says:

      We spent yesterday at home doing various chores together and then went out for dinner. I had to go back to Charleston today for work and my 88 year old mother thinks my marriage is in trouble because we didn’t spend our anniversary together. Ask my wife and she’ll tell you she’s just happy I got a job and she can leave the seat down in the toilet 😊

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      • Bwhahahaha. I will never forget the anniversary my folks had with their 45th….Dad went to work and when he got home they had rice for supper. That might just be real life I am thinking. You tell your wife I totally understand the toilet seat thing after a husband and 3 sons.


    • Ray V. says:

      Happy belated anniversary, BTW

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  2. petespringerauthor says:

    Congratulations, Ray. My wife and I also have 34 years in the books.


  3. josiesvoice says:

    Happy Anniversary to you,Ray and Alicia. Your blog reflects the circle of life with all sorts of other life’s events in between.


  4. Live & Learn says:

    34 years. Congratulations Ray and Alicia.

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  5. Jim Borden says:

    Happy Anniversary, Ray. and you are right, what a wonderful legacy you will leave behind… (but hopefully not for a long time…)

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  6. I think about that way too often. I’m always saying where did the day/week/month/year go? I am living in fulfillment every day, but I’m also like an addict — I need more!

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