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17th June 2022

A Ruby Wedding Anniversary

Filed under: Diary — John Allen @ 12:38 pm

There Is A Garden In Her Face


There is a garden in her face 
Where roses and white lilies grow; 
A heav’nly paradise is that place
Wherein all pleasant fruits do flow. 
There cherries grow which none may buy, 
Till “Cherry ripe” themselves do cry. 

Those cherries fairly do enclose 
Of orient pearl a double row, 
Which when her lovely laughter shows, 
They look like rose-buds fill’d with snow; 
Yet them nor peer nor prince can buy, 
Till “Cherry ripe” themselves do cry. 

Her eyes like angels watch them still, 
Her brows like bended bows do stand, 
Threat’ning with piercing frowns to kill 
All that attempt with eye or hand 
Those sacred cherries to come nigh, 
Till “Cherry ripe” themselves do cry. 


On June 18th, 1982…

On June 18th, 2022…


  1. A greater success in life one cannot imagine. Congratulations Carol, congratulations John, and 40 more years!

    Comment by Bill Martin — 19th June 2022 @ 11:35 am

  2. Thank you so much, Bill! I was more nervous about my little speech than I ever have been with science.

    Comment by John Allen — 19th June 2022 @ 1:58 pm

  3. Congratulations on having such a wonderful life together.
    I certainly remember you as you were in your wedding picture,John. It’s like turning the clock back.
    I am so glad that we met up again, and hope to see you both next time. I also hope that life continues to be happy and joyful for you both.
    You certainly seem to have created a lovely family.

    Comment by Pat Wiltshire — 22nd June 2022 @ 1:12 am

  4. Thank you, Pat. Your comment is kindness itself.

    Comment by John Allen — 23rd June 2022 @ 6:57 am

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