Silence is Golden?


Fifty years ago, on 30th November, a certain event took place which is going to impact heavily on us over the next few days.  There will, therefore, probably be a marked frightening town scare-city of Colonialist posts, visits and comments until dust has settled some time next week.


Friends and relations have an urge
All of a sudden to converge,
On our scene by car or plane –
It is going to be insane!
And we can quite clearly see
Quiet weekend it will not be,
But should be enormous fun
To catch up with everyone!

Hopefully, pictorial records of the mayhem event should become available in due course!

© Colonialist November 2013 (WordPress)


About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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42 Responses to Silence is Golden?

  1. To be happy/content/in love after 50 years is something to celebrate. I’ve known many couples who’ve been together that long (and longer or not as long) who really are quite miserable, but stay together and celebrate each anniversary as if it was a “stick-with-it” award. I’m happy for you! Truly happy! 🙂


  2. huntmode says:

    Col and the Mrs. ~ Congratulations on such a feat! And may the sound of all those feet converging not break the local bridge! Grin. Structural vibrational humor.

    P.S. Col, I’m reading my first Don Camillo! Wholeheartedly enjoying it! Thank you so much for the compliment and the recommendation. Watching one of the Don Camillo films this evening. 🙂


  3. Serendipity says:

    Hi Col,

    To answer the question you left for me: The current crop of players seems happier with a theme post on US Friday, or latest Saturday morning. That allows some thinking time. The usual deadline for entry is midnight Pacific Standard time Monday since a few players are on the US west coast (when the competition originated the theme was posted mONDAY morning, and the deadline was Monday midnight, hence Haiku Monday.) Judging and posting the winner varies a bit but we usually try to have an announcement by Wednesday to give the new host a little time to get a theme chosen and posted. (Sometimes life gets in the way of that schedule, and the group is tolerant of other schedules to compensate for that. We even had one host forget the host was hosting until the next week…;-), so do your best and we’ll submit haiku.) The rules include the 5-7-5 for haiku, and some of us are stricter on other haiku format and reference such as seasonal, cutting words or phrases, etc. The rules are yours. With the other friendly competitions I know you participate in, you probably have judging down pat.


  4. The Asian says:

    You’ve been married for double the time that I’ve been alive! 😉
    Congratulations on such a great achievement, nowadays it is rare to find a marriage that lasts for so long


  5. Serendipity says:

    Quick break from our Thanksgiving festivities here with nephews visiting. Sounds like you have ample reason to celebrate. From having read the Ginger William adventures, and seeing your humor, if she is anything like you, and I suspect she must be, I see how it was possible. Congratulations! Seems like you may have just the haiku theme right here with a nod to matrimony – longterm on your part.


  6. Congrats to you both! Enjoy the festivities!


  7. Grannymar says:

    Congratulations to you both on this very special occasion. Have a wonderful 50th wedding anniversary celebration!


  8. foam says:

    What a milestone! But, you’re a he? Lol.. Nevah mind ..


  9. cupitonians says:

    Happy Anniversary! So thrilling! The mongooses are going to have a great time! Can’t wait for the pictures. Have a great time!


  10. bulldog says:

    A 50th anniversary? My what a mile stone and in todays world a sign of a true partnership, congratulations Col to you and yours, may it be a time of great celebration and I look forward to photos of the event….


  11. Pussycat44 says:

    Hartelijk Gefeliciteerd! The Bluff will be rocking with the sound of festivities.
    Have a superb gathering of friends and family.


  12. newsferret says:

    Hearty congrats and looking forward to the report on the 30th.


  13. Many congratulations for your marathon event….between you there must be much patience and love to survive all the bumps….and bad rhymes 😉


  14. Karl says:

    Congratulations on your 50th anniversary. Quite a milestone.

    Congratulations as well on your haiku win.


  15. Félicitations. Have a fabulous rave-up.
    V x


  16. Doom says:

    Urhm, 50 years? Wow. I love to bless women for their suffering, but it’s a tag team effort! Congratulations to you both. I do envy, sincerely. I just didn’t know better, but I think I do now. But in now knowing, I now truly adore. Jealous indeed.

    Good luck with the party.


  17. Arkenaten says:

    Well done sir!. Many congrats.


  18. aqgreenfairy says:

    Congratulations on your 50th wedding anniversary! And (dare I say it?) may there be 50 more!


  19. Happiest of Special Anniversaries to both you and your lady. May mayhem reign and laughter and love rise to the rooftops.


  20. nrhatch says:

    How has BH put up with you for 50 years?! Does she drink? Heavily? 😛

    Kidding aside, what a FABULOUS milestone. Worthy of scare-city, not to mention commemoration and jubilation! Happy 50th!


  21. Wonderful to read this. Happy 50th anniversary to you both..


  22. Kathleen says:

    Happy golden anniversary Col and Mrs Col! Enjoy the festivities and be proud of the great milestone you achieved! :)Congratulations *clinks champagne glasses*


  23. Kathleen says:

    Congratulations on the upcoming golden anniversary. 🙂 This is certainly a milestone to be proud of. Enjoy the festivities.


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