Thursday, September 04, 2008

Austin Bound

Judy and I will be leaving for Austin in about half an hour. Our little girl (age 39) is getting married. Took her a while to find someone satisfactory, but I'm sure she's made a good choice. The odd thing about this, as all you older parents know, is that I remember all the details of her birth all those years ago: the call from Judy that it was time for me to get her to the hospital (I was working spring registration in UT's Gregory Gym), the waiting room (I read File on a Missing Redhead, a Gold Medal by Lou Cameron), seeing Angela for the first time (she was blonde, and I thought she must be the wrong kid), taking her home to 711 W. 32nd wrapped in a little yellow blanket. Seems like only yesterday. Now she's middle-aged and getting married. Time flies when you're having fun.

11 comments:

moni said...

Have a fun time Bill.

James Reasoner said...

Congratulations and best wishes all around, and man, I know what you mean about the memories.

David Cranmer said...

Best wishes to your daughter and soon-to-be son-in-law. Have a safe trip.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

How adorable. I hope the ceremony was unforgettable and the couple stays happy forever.

James Reasoner said...

By the way, 39 is not middle-aged, because if it is, I'm even more of a geezer than I thought I was.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I agree with James. Thirty-none is the new 23.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Bill. I would not refer to anglea as middle-aged in front of her. Or her mother. I once told my oldest she was solidly built - thinking it a compliment - and I'm still paying for being that stupid. Have a great wedding. Remember, it's all about us, the guys.

stilwell

Banjo Jones said...

Bill, that's just Jim Dandy. Congratulations.

Juri said...

Congrats to the proud father! (And, yes, 39 most surely isn't middle-aged, because in three years I'd friggin' be middle-aged and I look younger than I did when I was 16!)

norby said...

Speaking as a 37 year old, 39 is nowhere near middle aged. Honest.

Congratulations to Angela-have a great time!!

Bill Crider said...

Thanks to all for the good wishes. My goal is more to survive than have a good time, but I'll take all the fun I can get.