So, last Saturday, Donna & I had my Buddy (Boom Boom... or Kenneth Earl) and his Bride of one year, Pat, over for dinner,
Kenneth Earl and I go all the way back to December of 1991. Test day for the Arson Investigator Promotional Test while we were in the Houston Fire Department. We would meet for the first time shortly after the test was over in the review room. He had ranked #3 on the list while I wound up right behind him at #4. We went on to attend the Police Academy as well as Arson Training together. And, while in Arson, we would spend pretty much the next 16 years as Partners, chasing the 'Bad Guys.' I retired in 2007 and he was a year or so behind me.
Almost 2 years ago, he met the woman who would become his future wife, Pat. In 9 days, they will celebrate their 1st Wedding Anniversary. My Buddy is a changed man and he has Pat to thank for it. She has stepped into his life and broken the "bubble' he had lived in for so long. Thank You Pat!!! The two of you are a perfect match and the happiness that each of you display is genuine and loving. Happy (upcoming) Anniversary.
|Kenneth Earl & Pat: All Smiles...|
|My Little Bride & Myself... All Smiles too|
|I got My Man to try one of my Hats on... He may be Hooked!!!|
|The Tenderloin with a 'Sweet & Fiery' Glaze on it...|
And, oh yes, there was dessert... Can you say Chocolate Mousse???
|But, We were Ready to Play...|
Yes, that would be me, having to wear a toilet paper head wrap until somebody rolled a #4. Totally drew the wrong card on that particular roll. A #4 would not be rolled for a while... Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!