Practically a decade or so ago, or somewhere thereabouts, my beau and I decided that because we are unconventional people who don’t blindly celebrate or observe “Hallmark Holidays,” we would have a standing date on a certain day in October to go out and have lunch or supper. And if it so happened to fall on Sweetest Day, so be it. Our day is Our Day.
We did just that this past Sunday. It was lunch this year at the usual designated place before heading off to the even better part of our date, a polo match. We stayed for two matches, enjoyed a ginger ale, got a little color from the sun, people-watched, then it was off to pick up Chinese – beef chop suey, wouldn’t you know! – to eat at home.
We decided afterwards to watch a 1947 movie, “New Orleans,” with Billie Holliday (her only film), Louis Armstrong (as himself), Arturo de Córdova, Woody Herman, and the incomparable Meade Lux Lewis. My beau and I enjoy old movies, particularly ones that either aren’t mainstream or well-known. This particular movie was pretty good, but it was the music that grabbed us, and we wished there was more.
So, there you have it – our own day, annually celebrated, and not one Hallmark card to toss in the drawer at the end of the day.
- Want to read some short poems about love? My chapbook, “Anchor: Love Poems of a Solid Marriage,” is free on Amazon October 23-27, 2017. Here’s the LINK.
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