Tuesday, May 14, 2013

MeeMaw has a Boyfriend




In one of my crazy books written years ago, I talked about how tacky is was for someone named MeeMaw to have a boyfriend, meaning that a geezer woman needed to either hang in with the old fart she married when he was still young and cute or to be happy in her MeeMaw status, sporting roll-down stockings and keeping the cookie jar full. 

And when I became a grandmother myself I fully subscribed to my earlier stand, although I can't bake and I don't own a cookie jar.  I even wrote a blog post about how lacking I was in any interest in the romantic arts.  (See That Dog Still Hunts)

Until now.  I’m here now to tell the world that MeeMaw (in my case, Grammy, me, Marcia) has a boyfriend and his name is Joe.

Joe was my boss twenty years ago and his wife, Mary, was my friend.  When Joe’s beloved Mary and my adored brother, Sandy, died within just a few days of each other, we were both left wondering if that was it for us.  Would the rest of our lives be spent in lonely waiting for our own sad ends?

Enter Facebook, that newfangled arena for reuniting old people, and the rest is our own personal history.  We have liked and loved and lived and laughed and yes, lusted (sorry kids) in a powerful way, and I have to take back most everything I said about sex in our later years.  What we lack in prowess is made up for with some wisdom and great humor.  

So now, we are trying to figure out how to make it work, to love each other while still taking care of our children and grandchildren, to balance the me and you with the us, to look forward to the years we have and to prepare for the time we don’t have.

We feel very lucky to have (re)found each other at what might have been considered too late a date. Lucky and happy.


23 comments:

Terra said...

Congrats to both of you for finding each other again.

Penelopepiscopal said...

Aww. Happy for you, Marcia! (And yeah, my hubs and I like to gross out our kids, too.)

George Coffey said...

Congratulations Marcia, have a great time.

Wisewebwoman said...

YAY You!

Love this!!

XO
WWW

Olga said...

Well, good for you! It is always best to never say never and just enjoy the ride.

Jean said...

This is wonderful! What a great story. I love it. You two just have yourselves a bunch of fun, OK? Rascals that you are.

Jean said...

This is wonderful! What a great story. I love it. You two just have yourselves a bunch of fun, OK? Rascals that you are.

Jean said...

Apparently I felt this is so wonderful that I had to tell you twice.

Friko said...

The older you get the better it gets.
Also, you will not be embarrassed to hold hands in public.

The very best of luck to both of you.

Linda Myers said...

Wonderful news! Enjoy each other!

Brighid said...

What wonderful news!!! Congrats to both of you! and aaah Joe just remember to treat her with lots of love & laughter cause it won't be pretty if this gang of grannies comes look'n for you... Just saying dear!

cile said...

Oh, Marcia!!! This news just made my day! I'm so happy you both found each other!

Celia said...

Enjoy, enjoy, so happy for you!

Susan said...

Well, this makes me hopeful! How wonderful for you both!

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Kate said...

Yippee! I'm all for love and happiness. Doesn't matter when and has NOTHING to do with age. Happy life, Marcia.

LC said...

Aha! I guess you were up to something far more interesting than posting during this time I have been suffering from your absence. Good for you and Joe!

I assume the goodlooking gent is Joe, but who is the cute young thing on the left?

Anonymous said...

And I'm grinning from ear to ear. Congratulations.

Through the Eye of Phil said...
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Through the Eye of Phil said...

The last anonymous is "Phil"

rosaria williams said...

So glad you found a new love, and a new perspective to concentrate on.

oklhdan said...

I'm so happy for you Marcia! It's never too late to find love!

Cronk said...

Marcia, I have known Joe since the very early 1960s (we share same home town). Without a doubt, you have found yourself an extremely fine fellow. Anyone reading your accounts of late-in-life love cannot help but share your jubilation. Also, wish to compliment you on an extraordinarily good blog. Only complaint I have is infrequency of entries. Tell Joe to go read his high school basketball scrapbook for the nth time while you exert yourself on the keyboard!