Daily Photo Shoot – Day 14

The subject for the Photo Shoot for Thursday, 14 February 2013 is:

What the World Needs Now, is Love, Sweet Love


And I could end this entry right there, I suppose. But here’s one more for you, a photo of a little magnetized saying that we’ve had on our refrigerator door for as long as we have lived here at Crow Cottage:


Sorry about the glare. I don’t know why a bumpy surface refrigerator would glare like that with the flash, but it does.

If You Are Very Lucky,

Once in Your Life You Find

The Perfect Partner

When I saw this saying almost 27 years ago, I knew it applied to Paul and me. Even though we hadn’t gone through all these years of marriage yet, I just knew when I married him, and he married me, that he was perfect for me. I can’t speak for him as to whether or not I was perfect for him.

I am the luckiest woman in the world to have found and then married my sweetheart from my early teen years. The guy I used to swoon over when I was 14 years old.


The guy who wouldn’t give me the time of day back then, who turned around and walked the other way when he saw me coming. He was, after all, 17 years old, and a 17 year-old guy couldn’t be caught dead with an insignificant freshman girl.

Paul lobstering in skiff 1970's

But I carried a flame for him in all the ensuing years, through other boyfriends and even through another husband. In the end, it was purely by accident (or was it providence?) that I ran into Paul at The Fort in Marblehead, we went out together on his lobster boat, and we were never apart after that day.

The Crowells & the Barrys

So this entry is to say to my Perfect Partner, Paul, that I love you honey, with all my heart and always will.

Didn’t mean to get so mushy here. But hey, it IS Valentine’s Day!

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I wish you all a very satisfying Valentine’s Day, as well. For a treat to myself, I have ordered pizza to be delivered at 5 o’clock this afternoon. I made that cake yesterday and I am not cooking supper tonight!

Cheers and Love,

Bex & Co.


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Some of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard are:

Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson singing “One More Year”

and “The Quiet Life”:

and also “The Making of “Wreck & Ruin” (this is a very good informative video of this couple:)

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8 Responses to Daily Photo Shoot – Day 14

  1. TopsyTurvy says:

    How did both you and I get so lucky as to find Misters Right, Bex? I know I can say the same thing. I went through two marriage mistakes to get here but on Valentine’s Day I gave DH a card that said “What would I do if I hadn’t found you?” and I meant every word of it.


  2. mz. em says:

    What a lovely Valentine story. I love the pictureso of Kip and Emma.


  3. Betty Lou says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you and Paul and the furry kids.


  4. Joan says:

    Happy Valentine’s day, Bex!


  5. Reenie says:

    Perfect. Really and truly perfect. xoxo


  6. sandy freel says:

    I also remember Paul saying to me as we packed…dont they sell books in Des moines IA cause i had 35 books to pack…most small but still 35.
    You cant beat England for leather bound books
    My time there will never be forgotten..never


  7. Bex says:

    It was our pleasure to have you with us on our last trip to England, Sandy. What fun we had, huh? I’ll never forget “Babushka” up at Whitby Abbey in the cold wind! And all the bookshops we couldn’t drag ourselves out of… and the sweets!


  8. sandy freel says:

    Well said…he is a grand guy and I am so happy to have spent time with him in England and his home…both of you are sweethearts for sure.


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