Saturday / April 30 / 2011
In love with being in love: be sure to marry your best friend
Big fun last night rockin’ happy hour at Club Sandu with Hubs and Toulouse Street. True to form, Hubs surprised and wowed everyone –bandmates included– when he whipped out the keytar. Never mind their quips about how nice his organ is…
True to form myself, I enjoyed making new friends and am happy to say I’m now an honorary member of the Tierney family. Tammy and Cheryl went to South High on either side of Skip so we shared stories spanning high school, kids and grandkids. I got to meet Tammy’s beautiful daughters Cassie and Bre along with Cassie’s fiancée Jeff.
The young love shared by Cassie-n-Jeff is genuine and powerful and pure. When they told me (faces aglow) they’re heading to Jamaica in a few weeks to scope out the perfect place to say, “I do”, well… I got giddy. I shared how Skip-n-I honeymooned in Montego Bay nearly 18 years ago and how the honeymoon continues today. They liked that, as I hoped they would. It’s nice for young love to hear something other than, “old ball and chain”, “welcome to prison”, “life as you know it is over” and the like.
When I asked Cassie if she’s marrying her best friend, she said, “yes!“…with her whole face. This kind of young love is beautiful and contagious. It gives me hope for old love… deep-rooted, longstanding, I’d say “I do” a hundred times over again kind of “old love”.
I’m a big fan of being in love with being in love with the one who loves you. Just last night Skip gave me “that look” from stage, which he told me later was his nod to let me know he had just fallen a little more in love with me. How warm is my heart.
All the best, Donna (Racette) Smaldone “Tierney”