Anniversary Waltz


On 3rd December 2013 I posted the lyrics of a waltz I wrote to Much Better Half  to mark our fifty years of marriage.  In fact, those lyrics refer to our first meeting that took place fifty eight years ago today.

Once a young lad, while still as a teen
Met up with the most striking girl
that he had ever seen,
Merry and bright, complexion most fair,
So startling a contrast
against her deeply midnight hair.

Squeezed behind seats in a tiny car,
Went out on a drive
which was not all that very far –
As it turned out, would both of them take
Out onto the edge
of a picturesquely pretty lake.

They chatted and found
that their dreams were in tune,
Then went out together,
and it was quite soon
They had become inseparable;
They tarried, but then they married,
And so are they, still –
Through half-century it carried,
And so, always will!

I will find my recording of the waltz music and add a link to this post in due course.

© June 2018 Colonialist

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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33 Responses to Anniversary Waltz

  1. Carmen says:

    Hi Colonialist,
    I read your comments over at the Ark’s place and, having a few moments to myself on this lovely Sunday afternoon (in Nova Scotia, Canada, it’s summertime!) I thought I’d peruse your blog. Lovely tribute on your Anniversary and a definite milestone (we are 9 years behind you, so to speak). 🙂

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  3. Congratulations! I hope all is well. My husband and I just celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. 🙂
    Also, I just wanted to let you know that I’m getting bounce notices when I send my newsletter to your .za email address with a message saying that email from me is blacklisted.

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  4. Colline says:

    As I read it I was ‘singing’ it in my head to the tune of a waltz. Very nice.

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  5. and when you do I shall let my wife see this post.

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  6. libraschild says:

    58 even more incredible
    see what happens when you speed read? sorry col!

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  7. libraschild says:

    50 years!!! thats amazing
    congrats to you both

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  8. Widdershins says:

    Happy First-Meeting-O-Versary! 😀

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  9. travel460 says:

    Pragtig geskryf, en baie geluk met jul herdenking!

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  10. Congratulations. An example to us all

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  11. de Wets Wild says:

    Obviously you remember the day as if it was yesterday and not 58 years prior. Well done and congratulations to you both!

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  12. disperser says:

    So, approaching the double-nickel. Good stuff; congratulations.

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  13. Sue W says:

    An anniversary waltz, how lovely. So many Anniversaries, the day you met, the day you asked her to marry you and numerous others along the way. Congratulations to you both.

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