Gulley’s mama has been in Bryan visiting Nena, so y’all know that I love to be able to share a good Nena story.
Nena and Grandaddy are about to celebrate their 62nd wedding anniversary. Sixty-two years is a mighty long time to spend with a person. In fact, Nena sent me a note a few years back and mentioned in the note that Grandaddy was driving her crazy. It made Gulley and I a little sad to realize that even after 62 years, there will still be times the husbands will drive you a little nuts.
Anyway, Nena wanted Gulley’s mama to drive her down to THE newspaper so that she could give them a picture of she and Grandaddy to commemorate their 62nd anniversary in print. As they were waiting in line, Nena started to chit chat with a young girl standing in line in front of them.
It turns out this girl was there to turn in a picture for her engagement announcement (I guess no one has ever heard of putting anything in the mail or even better, sending it ON THE COMPUTER). Nena shared that she has been married for 62 years.
The girl said “Oh my! You’ve been married 62 years? How old are you?”
Nena replied, “I’m 82”.
The girl said, “Well you look great! I would’ve thought you were just 62 years old!”
Nena smiled at the girl, handed her picture to the head picture guy at THE paper and they left. As they were walking to the car, Nena looked at Gulley’s mama and said, “WELL, I would feel a whole lot better if she had said she thought I was 52!”
Gulley’s mama said “Well Mama, she gave you 20 years!”
Nena said “Well, of course she did, do you see how good I look?”