Decisions are made virtually every second of our lives. Even when we sleep, decisions are made which effect our lives.
Without doubt my biggest and best decision was made in 1968. I spent lots of time at the home of my best friend. My best friend had two sisters, one spoken for, one not. A gradual friendship evolved and on one magical evening I asked the wonderful one for a date.
Those who know Gail also know that subtlety is not one of her strong points. What I'm saying is that she didn't play "hard to get". I cannot speak for her, but I knew, on that first date that I would be spending the rest of my life with her. A cliche? Maybe, but that's how I felt. My family immediately fell in love with her too.
The aforementioned decision was made at The Buck Inn in Flixton, Suffolk, which was owned and run by a famous radio and TV star, Alan Breeze. We talked and just decided to get married, no formal proposal was made. We both knew it was right.
On November 15, 1969 we celebrated Holy Matrimony, at St. Mary's RC Church, Norfolk, England.
Some decisions we make turn out to be the wrong ones. Forty years after this that evening at The Buck, we still both know this one was right.
On November 15, 2009, we will celebrate with friends at St. Joseph's Episcopal Church, in the USA.