It is said that “Time flies when you’re having fun.” As for me, time flies when you can’t believe a certain young woman and I will celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary this fall, and next year on June 23, the oldest of our two daughters (Big One and Little One) will celebrate(?) her 50th birthday. How is it possible that one day the young woman and I got married, and the next thing we know, our girls are older than my oldest clothes (though not by much). Time and fun fly when ‘hangers-on’ in the closet look the same as decades ago….but the reflection in the mirror looks like Methuselah’s grandfather. 😦

The moral of the story?

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying;
And this same flower that smiles today
Tomorrow will be dying.

Then be not coy, but use your time
And while ye may, go marry;
For having lost but once your prime,
You may forever tarry.

–Robert Herrick (from his poem TO THE VIRGINS, TO MAKE MUCH OF TIME, 1648)

In other words, take the advice of legendary songwriter Irving Berlin (1888-1989) and….

Oh….I almost forgot: Happy 49th Birthday, Big One!



21 comments on “TIME FLIES

  1. arekhill1 says:

    I’m the eldest of seven, Sr. Muse, and a honeymoon baby like Big One. My mother is continually startled by how old I am.

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  2. calmkate says:

    lol wow 50 years is most impressive! Well done both of you, love the song …

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  3. scifihammy says:

    Time does fly!
    Happy Golden Anniversary for later this year. 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Don Frankel says:

    Happy Anniversary Mister and Mrs Muse. Guess it is safe to say…

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    • mistermuse says:

      Thanks, Don. I guess, having made it through the first 50 years, Mister and Mrs. Muse can make it through the next 50….and then we’ll be in better position to see if we can handle Everlasting.


  5. pjlazos says:

    So many milestones! Have fun!! Oh, and time is all happening at once so re-live it at your leisure. 😘

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  6. Time does fly, doesn’t it? I went to my grandson’s 5th birthday party yesterday. He’s starting school in the fall. How did that happen? He was just born last week. 🙂
    An early Happy Anniversary, and Happy Birthday to the Big One.

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  7. RMW says:

    Fifty years of wedded bliss…. congrats…. that’s a lot of cat lifetimes. I actually had to use the calculator to figure out what year that was… 1968. For me, life is a lot better now.

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  8. Thank you MM for all the reading…I love this music and thanks for the follow. Barking in the Dark will always endeavor to inform, agitate and, above all, amuse. continue…

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  9. Kally says:

    Love this song. Advance congratulations to your anniversary and a loving wish for your elder one’s birthday.

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  10. Every day is a good day for Art Landry & Co., in my opinion.

    Hey, Congrats on your upcoming 50th Anniversay! Woohoo! That is a remarkable achievement.

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    • mistermuse says:

      Thanks, S.S.

      Art Landry’s was one of many popular big bands back in the Roaring Twenties. I should probably devote a post or two to remembering some of them: Paul Whiteman, Fred Waring, Ben Selvin, Leo Reisman, George Olsen, etc.

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  11. franklparker says:

    Loved this. You may have beaten to 80 by a year three but I claim victory in the marriage duration stakes and having a child over 50. (55 and 53 respectively this September). Must follow you and read more of your poetry and politics.

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    • mistermuse says:

      Thanks, Frank. I, too, must read more of your posts as time permits — as if it ever does….so I’ll just have to take time and like it (which shouldn’t be too difficult, based on what I’ve read so far).


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