It's our first score. Every American school child who ever studied the Gettysburg Address will understand.
Exactly twenty years ago today, on November 1, 1992, about 4 or 4:30 p.m., I married Leslie Harris. Best move I ever made. Love you honey.
We can always remember the year because it happened during the run-up to a Presidential election. Ross Perot lost a few days later. So did George Bush.
After the ceremony there was a party. We had spent months negotiating countless details with Leslie's mother Betty who financed the shindig. She had been waiting a long time to have a wedding. Everything came off really well.
Lots of pictures were taken that day - although not so many as might be taken now when everyone has digital cameras. We have kept just one particular wedding picture on display for all twenty years. It sits in a place of honor, on our chest of drawers in our bedroom in a cheap plastic holder.
Yep, it shows the two of us consummating our nuptials with cake, a chocolate cake covered in chocolate frosting. It was delicious chocolate cake!
Sadly, neither of us got to taste much of it that night because each time we put our plate down, to fulfill some duty as Bride or Groom, the plate and portion of cake would be bussed away by the staff. This happened repeatedly.
Also, we don't know who the third person in the picture is, the one behind the door. Our best guess is she was one of the servers who plated the cake and then kept snatching it away from us.
The bakery which made the cake provided us with a fresh new top layer free of charge for our first anniversary. We finally got to enjoy the cake then.
This anniversary marks the beginning of Leslie and David's Second Score - we should celebrate with some chocolate. Twenty years from now, at the beginning of our third score, I promise to post more wedding pictures here on Mixed Meters. I wonder who will be running for President then. I wonder what kind of cameras we'll have. I wonder if the bakery will give us a free chocolate cake.
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