If Nothing Else, I’m Consistent

Being an attentive, thoughtful husband isn’t always easy. One might think however, that the longer you are married and the older you get, the easier it might become.

Not Always.

I didn’t think to take a picture of them side by side before this one was returned.

My wife and I have gotten to the point, after over 36 years of marriage, where we only buy token gifts for each other at Christmas, and all the holidays for that matter.  With three daughters, two sons in law and three grandchildren, our priorities continue to evolve.

This year, for Christmas, I gave Alicia one of Lisa Anne Tindal’s “Under His Wings” Calendars, a pair of fuzzy house socks and a nice scarf, both of which I bought from a local shop for her to wear on those cold mornings at home and when she has car line duty at school.

All well received. . .  Good job, Raymond.

A little later in the evening, Alicia (very gently) mentioned that she liked the scarf but came to realize it looked familiar to her and then was able to retrieve an identical one from her closet that I bought her for Christmas two years ago.

Well, some styles just don’t go out of fashion and men will be men.

We both had a good laugh over it and she returned the new one today for store credit, which she will redeem once the store re-stocks for the next season.

And me, I march on, knowing that at least I was consistent in my shopping and that I got off easy this time.

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Nashville, TN, 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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4 Responses to If Nothing Else, I’m Consistent

  1. Thanks for the mention! I have a gold cross necklace that Greg gave me. I never take it off. Guess what I got along with socks in a pretty green box…a gold cross necklace! I suppose the two of you are in pretty good company.

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  2. petespringerauthor says:

    The beauty of marriage is finding a partner to share laughter.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Pingback: If Nothing Else, I’m Consistent – Urban Fishing Pole Lifestyle

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