Friday, June 5 was our 38th wedding anniversary. We celebrated really big (LOL). We had dinner at the Elephant Bar in Lakewood, walked around Belmar, had coffee (him) and a pot of jasmine tea (me) at the Coffee Press, and went home. We did the entire celebration for less than $50. We didn't even give each other cards, so that was the total, total cost.
Oh, it's not always this way. One year I got a big (really big) diamond, and I think we've done a trip or two over the years. But it's nice to be at the point where a low-key, low-stress, low-cost evening is completely satisfying. And it's nice to be at the point where the hard work of marriage is over. There are some benefits to getting older ;-)