We're having a potluck supper at church on Friday to celebrate 100 years of marriage. Two couples will be honoured on their anniversaries (40th and 60th). I was asked to write a poem to help with the celebration. It's almost ready, and should be fun. I've written parts for everyone to join in the performance. Something delightful that I learned: both couples met at New Year's Eve parties. Both wives consider their most precious gifts from their husbands to be their wedding rings. Oh, and there's this great story about an accidentally green-frosted wedding cake, but you'll have to show up at the supper to hear that.
If supper's over not too late, I might head out to the Sham Slam at the Maple Ridge Poetry Slam. Here's the scoop lifted from an email announcement by co-host of this new slam, Devon Goodman:
The RIDGE POETRY SLAM
IN MAPLE "MORE HORSES THAN PEOPLE" RIDGE
@ THE RIDGE CAFE
#170, 22470, Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge
(think leisure-centre library building area)
EVERY 3RD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH ( APRIL 20TH)
7:00 - 10:00 PM, $2 or by donation
THE SHAM SLAM
AKA The Bad Poetry Slam
and the Poetry Slap
LOWEST SCORE WINS
BRING OUT YOUR ANGST, FAILED METAPHORS, AND SUPERFICIAL RHYMES
AND WHATEVER OTHER SORT OF SKULLDUGGERY YOU CAN THINK OF
THIS IS GOING TO BE RIDICULOUS
FEATURING THE ATROCIOUS
"Bio,I hated biology in school and sometimes I have to teach it now! Oh, you mean Biography well thats complicated. How to explain the intricacies of a life spent teaching and being a father of three girls and being a musician and a poet, (or should I say gay scientist!) In the words of Jeff Lebowski "The dude abides" and can be found hosting the Spillious Speak and Sing open mic at the cottage bistro the First and Third Wednesday of every month, running the fabulous 80's @ 8 show @ The Cottage Bistro the 3rd Wednesday every month and co-hosting The Main street head to head slam at the same venue.(This month is Tuesday the 24th)"
come out and
MAKE US SQUIRM!
SPREAD THE WORD!
question: what's it like to be married for 100 years?
mompoet - I'm going to ask Diane and Pete, Vivian and Paul on Friday