Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Perks of Having an Historian for a Husband

He opens windows to the past.
(And casts light on the present.)

He likes old things...the older the better.
(As I become an old ruin, I will still be interesting.)

He says: "When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left, I buy food and clothes." Erasmus
(We have similar financial goals.)

He's a good storyteller.
"History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it."
Winston Churchill
(I don't have to worry about my legacy.)

He's a travelin' man.
(And I get to go, too!)

Photos by Marty: York Windows, Dee at Rievaulx Abbey, Paris Book Stalls, Dee at Rievaulx, Dee at York Station


Nimmy said...

Opa rocks! That was a good tribute to Dad. I love the photo of him in the ruins. Did you take that?

Marty: said...

Yes, these are part of my "Follow Along" collection.

mama jo said...

you are so lucky...i especially love the part about becoming a relic...

gab said...

plus he looks cute in a cap!

Anonymous said...

Ops didn't look like a historian when he started, but now I think any stranger on the street could guess his profession accurately. (Maybe it's the same logic that you start looking like your spouse over time or that your dog starts looking like you.)

marta said...

i may be repeating myself, but mom, you are the most clever, sweet, poetic wordsmith blogger ever! keep up the awesome articles. i especially love this feature on dad. you caught him in his element!

Joy Des Jardins said...

Sounds like a pretty cool gig to me....and a pretty cool guy.

kristi brooke said...

you are an incredible writer!!
this was a pure pleasure to read.

kenju said...

You did indeed choose wisely!!