Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Happy Birthday!

"...driving back, the sun descends

Throwing a gold sheen

above the dark mountains

Turn in to get mail--

Libby at the wood desk,

she'll have the flag lowered next

close the lobby

at 5:00 she's free

if she has the energy..."

From Bruce Holsapple's good new book of poems, Wayward Shadow. I'll have more to say about it, but today is my still energetic bride's birthday. From a childhood and degree in Berkeley to digging Hell Gap in the sixties and Seventies, to Outward Bound and Everest Base Camp, marriage, a child, widowhood, cooking for millionaire art collectors in Jackson Hole; to Patagonia, to design, build, and run a new cafeteria; running the Mail Order department for ten years; New Mexico to Wyoming to Ventura and Ojai, to Montana and Magdalena , marriage to me (twice without a divorce, story for another time) and the Post Office. We're still staggering, as I like to say.  Happy birthday, Elizabeth!
 




 

16 comments:

Federico said...

Happy Birthday!

Mark Farrell-Churchill said...

Cheers!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Libby!!!

PSD

Anonymous said...

A finer, happier couple you could not better find., despite all life's "Issues" thrown ..........
Enjoy your Birthday, Libby, and have a great one ....

Love

JohnnyUK & June

Just Another Savage! said...

Happy Birthday Elizabeth! Beautiful Lady through and through! Your a lucky Man my friend.
Regards as always
Audwin

Gunny said...

Arrruuufff snuffle snuffle woof woof WOOF to Libby (this message, of necessity, has been transcribed by the woman he owns)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Libby! Glad you two found each other.

Best, Daniel

Reid Farmer said...

Happy birthday!!!

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday Libby, to a true adventurer. Looking forward to someday sampling your famous cooking! Mary Ann

Viktoria G said...

Big congrats!!

Andy said...

A bit late, but fond regards and happy birthday none-the-less, Libby. Nice selections of photos to tell a good story, Steve.

Steve Bodio said...

Many thanks all, and a special one to Andy, who has known her forever, and who took the bottom photo here.

Margory said...

~Happy Birthday~ from here too.
All good wishes,
-xMargory

Wonderful photos and what a lovely write-up -- happy, healthy, hound days.

Margory said...

~Happy Birthday~
All good wishes,
-xMargory

What wonderful photos and lovely tribute write-up too -

Connie Farmer said...

Happy Birthday Libby!

Anonymous said...

A belated happy birthday! Many more, I hope!


-Arthur W