- The number of pounds you want to lose
- The number of years you've lived
- A sentence that would put you away until you are old
- A typical temperature in the winter
- Quarter of a century
- The Twenty Five Pullup Program
October 31, 1986. When I write it like that it seems longer than 25 years ago. I think back on that and realize I was only 26 years years old when I met him and then I wonder where the years have gone. In many ways, especially when it comes to our relationship I still feel 26. On the other hand, there are ways in which I know we've been together a while - unspoken words across the room at a party, comfort in sometimes knowing exactly what will come next.
Saturday evening, I handed Mr. Helen his football pick sheet and Sunday morning when I looked at it, we had chosen all the same teams. I think that was appropriate for this week. A perfect match.
Tonight, while others are out trick or treating, we are going to go out for a non-football pick meal and 'treat' our relationship with kindness. I'm sure we will spend some of that time reflecting on what twenty-five means to us today.