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Welcome to The Epic! I am launching this blog as a manifesto for and a guide to living well. The title and motto of the blog are taken from the Epicureans, at least some of whom believed in the notion that not one minute of the future was guaranteed to them and that as a result they had the duty to live life to its fullest every moment.

I believe in discovering fun and pleasurable things wherever I find myself each day and I am told I have a knack for unearthing them. My hope is that by sharing in my pleasures and some of my ways of finding them you will begin to collect all the riches that lie in the moments of your life. They are there. Take them! All our lives should be.....Epic.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

American Romance


The most famous couple ever. DiMaggio and Monroe. On their wedding day, 1954. Headed off to a honeymoon in the Orient. During which an American general asked if she would visit the troops in Korea. Joe said it was her honeymoon, she could do what she wanted.

Upon her return after ten stops and 100,000 troops in the audience...

MM: It was so wonderful Joe! You never heard such cheering!
JD: Yes, I have.

That pretty much set the tone, I suppose. Still, when she died, he left word for flowers to be put on her grave "forever". Celebrity love. At its most sad.

It is my twenty-second wedding anniversary. I'm so glad that we found each other. And that we know, respect and love each other so well. Cheers to us. To all of you. And to all of your loves.

Quote from "The Silent Season of a Hero" by Gay Talese, Esquire, July 1966".
My earlier post about my 21st Anniversary is here.

12 comments:

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Happy Anniversary! Your wife is very lucky...

Just celebrated my 3 year anniversary in May. It's a beautiful thing!

Rashmi said...

Twenty-two years... congratulations! And a very happy anniversary. My husband and I completed seven recently, so we have a fair ways to go before we hit the 20s. But I do understand your sentiments quite well. Cheers to you and your wife.

The DiMaggio and Monroe story is really very sad. Those two lines say so much about their dynamic.

Ben said...

Congratulations on 22 years!

~Tessa~Scoffs said...

A toast tonight to Mr. Lane and his Gorgeous Irish Redhead! Huzzah!

Turling said...

Congratulations. Many more.

Petunia said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your wife!!!

M.Lane said...

Thanks everyone! We went to the sea shore for the weekend and had a wonderful, lazy time.

ML

CashmereLibrarian said...

Happy Anniversary, Epic! Why don't you bring your wife to one of your Chicago trips sometime? My husband and I have never been to Charlie Trotters; perhaps we should go together!?

M.Lane said...

Cashmere, that is a fine idea! I'll let you know...

ML

Easy and Elegant Life said...

Hey! Happiest of anniversaries. Cue up "At Last" or "It Had to Be You" and take a spin around the dining table for me.

M.Lane said...

E&E, thanks! At Last is my second favorite song...

ML

Beth Dunn said...

Happy Anniversary! Very sweet post xoxo