Thursday, April 20, 2017


Since the photo over there to the right is nearly seven years old, I thought you might like to see what we look like today.

Here we are, Mr. and Mrs. Rhymeswithplague, outside our church on Easter Sunday morning:

Mrs. RWP is as beautiful as ever. I may be a bit longer in the tooth, but I am still hanging in there. Either my head is shrinking or my ears are growing.

Robert Browning probably summed it up best: "Grow old along with me! / The best is yet to be, / The last of life, for which the first was made."

We are not throwing in the towel just yet. We hope to be around for a while longer yet.

Stay tuned.

(Editor's note. I definitely am slipping slowing down, though. I let April 18th go by without once mentioning Paul Revere's 1775 ride or even Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and I let April 19th go by without mentioning the Battles of Lexington and Concord in our little spat with George III or even Ralph Waldo Emerson's 1837 poem "Concord Hymn" -- you know, the one that begins "By the rude bridge that arched the flood, / Their flag to April's breeze unfurled, / Here once the embattled farmers stood / And fired the shot heard 'round the world". I shall try to do better by you in the future. --RWP)


Yorkshire Pudding said...

I notice that Mrs Brague was holding a handbag (American: purse) containing the little personal things she required. May I assume that your own handbag was hidden behind Mrs Brague's back? I think I can guess what it might contain... a comb, scissors for emergency beard trimming, soft wipes for your spectacles and the complete Oxford Dictionary of English in twenty volumes.

rhymeswithplague said...

Yorkshire Pudding, you know me too well. Actually, my 20-volume edition of the OED and many other reference sources are always at my fingertips thanks to my handy-dandy smart phone.

Emma Springfield said...

You both look fantastic. And you can be forgiven for not mentioning those bits of history. I hope we are all familiar with them. And your Bicycle Day post gave me some new knowledge.

rhymeswithplague said...

Thank you, Emma, both for the compliment and for the forgiveness. Wait, you didn't say I am forgiven, only that I can be. Either way, it's good to know.

Elephant's Child said...

That is one gorgeous photo.

rhymeswithplague said...

Thank you, Sue! I agree, about the left half anyway.