Tuesday, April 21, 2009

-30-

The symbol -30- at the end of a reporter's story signals "The End." The practice originated way before computers, in the "hot type" era. -30- is a typographic sign that indicates the typesetter must crank his linotype machine to get ready for the next entry on the page.

In today's post, 30 is not an ending; it's a beginning. Mr. Fairway & Mrs. Scribe said their vows on April 21, 1979, when the world, natch, was very young. And we were, too.

An interesting point, if you're planning a wedding: Mr. F. did not bestow wallets or even Swiss Army Knives upon his groomsmen. He took them to the Fort Worth Stockyards & had them outfitted in style. Gossips opined at the time that Mrs. Scribe's Mama was slightly perturbed, because all the good wedding snaps included at least one of these fetching sombreros.

For those of you who are keeping track, April 21st is also San Jacinto Day. The anniversary of the final battle of the Texas War for Independence. A holiday in the Lone Star State. So either way, you can celebrate: Just eat a combination platter at Ninfa's, top it off with a Killer Margarita, & you're all set.

12 comments:

Susie said...

Congratulations!! 30 years! What an accomplishment! I wish for you many, many more happy years together:-)

Mr. Fairway said...

Happy Anniversary! I could have done without the photo all over the WWW. Loves many.

Lynda said...

Congrats! SJ Day rocks!

LadyStyx said...

30 years is a real accomplishment in this day and age. This September will be 41 years for my folks. My mom's parents made over 50 yrs before grampa passed on.

freegal1000 said...

nice pick mama

Columbia Lily said...

happy anniversary!

Shawn said...

Love the picture!

And the hats!!!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I watched the documentary The Control Room today. Have you seen it?

Also, I have something for you over on my blog.

HappyChyck said...

Congrats! To another 30!

mannequin said...

Happy Anniversary to come my dear. That's quite alot of memories and love.

Tara R. said...

Happy Anniversary! When Hubs and I got married my dad asked if he could wear his cowboy boots with his tux. I said 'sure.' We will celebrate our 23rd in June. Love the hats!

Marrdy said...

Wow, Happy Anniversary! And may I say that you have a strinking likeness to Molly Ringwald. You two are so cute!!

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