A Simple Treat 26 Years Ago Remains A Great Memory

Today is my wife’s and my 26th anniversary. Wow, where did all the time go?

When we first got married, neither of us had started our careers yet. We were living rent free in an old house owned by my parents. I was doing some part-time editing work for a non-profit organization.  We were just happy to be together. We watched a lot of evening television since that didn’t require any money. We would also pass time dreaming about our future, such as raising a big family some day.

On occasions, we would spurge by running out to a nearby McDonald’s and ordering sundaes at 50 cents each. I always got the caramel with nuts and she the chocolate fudge. We would savor each bite, giggling at the pleasures of those simple treats. Since then, we’ve had some great moments during the next 26 years but I will never forget the pure joy of sharing time together over those sundaes.

No award-winning creme brulee or chocolate souffle could ever replicate what those 50-cent McDonald’s sundaes represented to us back then. They proved that the simplest of treats could conjure up lifelong bonding moments when dreaming of a common goal together.

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5 Comments on “A Simple Treat 26 Years Ago Remains A Great Memory”

  1. olga ugarova
    September 27, 2012 at 10:11 pm #

    Happy Anniversary to you and Shari! You inspire the rest of us. I hope you enjoy a nice McDonalds sundae today!

  2. Jiawen Shi
    September 28, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

    What an inspiring and moving post. Happy Anniversary to you and Shari!

  3. Russell Hergert
    September 28, 2012 at 7:31 pm #

    Congratulations to the both of you. Glad you still savor the good ole days, John.

  4. Janette Kwon
    September 30, 2012 at 1:36 am #

    What a great writing John!
    Happy Anniversary John and Shari!
    You two are blessed to have each other.

  5. meetjohnsong
    October 1, 2012 at 10:59 pm #

    Thanks for all your comments. Times were good… and still are :)

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