35 is … used five times in the Bible.
35 is … the atomic number of bromine.
35 is … how many miles long you could draw a line with a #2 pencil.
35 is … the minimum age you have to be to run for President of the US.
35 is … is how long Susan Bea Wright and I have been married. We tied the knot on February 9, 1974. That was the year that saw Patty Hearst kidnapped, President Nixon resign and Muhammad Ali regain the world heavyweight title.
We have been together as long as:
- Leonardo DiCaprio has been alive.
- People magazine has been published.
- A Prairie Home Companion has been on the air.
The traditional gift for a 35th wedding anniversary is coral. The modern gift is jade. I can give you neither this year, Susan, but I can give you something more rare and precious. My unique and undying love.
Ashleigh Brilliant once wrote, “I’ve been desperately trying to save my marriage for the last 35 years.” In my case, my marriage has saved me.
I love you, Susie B. Always have, always will.