Two Guys with January 8 Birthdays . . .


Elvis, King of Rock and Roll, and Hubby, Love of My Life, were both born on January 8; Elvis in 1935, Hubby in 1945.

Before Christmas, I picked up a verrry cheap Elvis Christmas CD but when I listened to it I realized why it was probably so cheap.  It was songs that had been recorded in his early years when, although his voice was already great, it just didn’t have the quality and character it did later on.  I realize now that the “Elvis voice” I love is the one in his later years that had depth and texture and maturity.

There are some parallels there to how I feel about Hubby.  I adored him when we were young.  He was cute and fun and nice — all the things that attract a young girl.  But, the Hubby I love most is the Hubby today. I still think he’s cute (in a 63-year-old kind of way), but what I love most about him is the great person he has become — a mature, responsible, caring adult who has character and integrity, but who can still enjoy life and laugh at himself too. (Although he prefers to laugh at me.)

It’s always been fun that Hubby shares his birthday with the King of Rock and Roll, but as far as I’m concerned, Hubby’s the one who really “rocks!”

8 Responses to Two Guys with January 8 Birthdays . . .

  1. tz says:

    I Love hearing stories about people still in love– years later, it’s so refreshing! Congrats to you both and happy birthday to your husband!

  2. Sandra says:

    Thanks, tz. He has turned out to be quite the “catch” considering I started dating him when I was 15 just because he was kinda cute, had a car and had a job after school, so he could afford to take me out on dates! Ah, youth.

  3. Happy Birthday to your hubby!

  4. HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY HUBBY. You are the real King of Rock and Roll………

    How long have you two been married?

  5. Mama Zen says:

    This is such a wonderful post! Happy Birthday to hubby!

  6. Sandra says:

    Thanks, SBW, Jen and Mama Zen for your well wishes. Forty-two years have gone really, really quickly.

  7. Beth says:

    Wow, what a very, very sweet post! Happy birthday Hubby!

  8. Sandra says:

    Beth — Thank you. He had an especially great one because he got to celebrate with our grandson whose birthday is the day after his.

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