I love my wife dearly. We never do much on Valentine’s Day and when we do, it is often low-key or unconventional. We loathe the ridiculous crowds and jacked-up prices of the holiday. One disastrous Valentine’s Day (when we were much poorer), I took her to Taco Bell and then to see Resident Evil. That was where I first learned that my wife is terrified of zombies.
This year, I hired one of The Montford Park Players to go to her work and read her one of Shakespeare’s sonnets (#116 if you must know – the one about Love being constant). My wife made me a book of “100 Memories & Things I Love About You” – she bound it herself and included a crisp dollar bill in between each page.
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle’s compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
Tonight we are going to the Thursday Night Horror Show at The Carolina. Ken is playing a double feature of Universal’s The Mummy’s Ghost and The Mummy’s Curse. I wonder if it will be crowded for Valentine’s Day or empty – either way we will enjoy ourselves.
“An Egyptian high priest travels to America to reclaim the bodies of ancient Egyptian princess Ananka and her living guardian mummy Kharis. Learning that Ananka’s spirit has been reincarnated into another body, he kidnaps a young woman of Egyptian descent with a mysterious resemblance to the princess. However, the high priest’s greedy desires cause him to lose control of the mummy..”.
“An irrigation project in the rural bayous of Louisiana unearths Kharis the living mummy (Lon Chaney Jr.), who was buried in quicksand 25 years earlier. “