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"B" My Love

Updated on January 28, 2015

B for Bruce, My Love (B is my neck name for Bruce - sometimes referred to as Mr. B)

Bruce and I had a great marriage and it lasted for 42 years. I lost Bruce to lung cancer, September 3, 2010. This is my chance to share how we met and how our love evolved.

I met my Bruce while working on a job that requiring a service technician. The machine seem to always break down. Bruce was assigned to service this machine. The piece of equipment, a large photo enlargement machine, was worth, at that time, several thousands of dollars. It was used for a county facility and serviced several departments. It was very important that this machine stay up-and-running.

When I first met Bruce, I didn't like him. He seem a little arrogant for me, but cute regardless. Once he even left one of his tools inside the magazine (film holder) of the equipment. Not sure if that was a mistake.

So, I saw this guy off and on for about two months. Then, all of a sudden I had a different service tech come to service the machine. I found out that Bruce had acquired another job. OMG! I realize I was missing this guy. So, I inquired about him and was able to located him. We were several hundred miles away from each other. However, I just happen to have a dear family friend who lived in the same city as Bruce. What are the chances of that?

I thought and thought about the situation of him not coming around anymore. I was unsettled, wanted to get out of my parent's shadow and out on my own, so I quit my job and moved in with our dear family friend. She was glad to have me (like an aunt) and then I began a job search. During this time, I contacted Bruce, by mail, and let him know I was in town. He contacted me and we started seeing each other.

He was very nice, polite and a gentleman. We went to a few movies, visited his friends and got to know each other. From the time I left home to the time we were engaged to marry was about 6 months. What can I say. It was love at first sight for me. Bruce was 7 years older than me and never married before and, I think, he was ready.

We set the date, December 16, the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. This was his idea. Ladies, it was a small thing to give, right?

Photo above: Bruce was clowning around, with my hat, and I got this cute picture.

"B" My Valentine.

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. Aristotle

Love in Poetry and Music - Rod McKuen

Unholy Wedlock

by Bruce C. Davison

Lovers entangle,

Mates ... to strange.

License to smother, change,

Fit the mold or derange.

Needs rearranging...

For less estranging,

Divorce, anger and disparaging.

Love ... needs elucidation

Few have articulation ...

Of cohesion through freedom.

How Long You Been With Your Sweetheart

How Many Years Have You Been With Your Sweetheart?

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By Design by Robert Frost

We had a favorite poem together.

I found a dimpled spider, fat and white,

On a white heal-all, holding up a moth

Like a white piece of rigid satin cloth--

Assorted characters of death and blight

Mixed ready to begin the morning right,

Like the ingredients of a witches' broth--

A snow-drop spider, a flower like a froth,

And dead wings carried like a paper kite.

What had that flower to do with being white,

The wayside blue and innocent heal-all?

What brought the kindred spider to that height,

Then steered the white moth thither in the night?

What but design of darkness to appall?--

If design govern in a thing so small.

A Kiss is but a Kiss

Lady & The Tramp by Disney

You must remember this

A kiss is still a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh

The fundamental things apply

As time goes by

And when two lovers woo

They still say, "I love you"

Louis Armstrong - As Time Goes By (A Kiss is But A Kiss)

Songs of Love - Our Favorite Songs

12th Of Never

You ask how much I love you must I explain

I need you oh my darling like roses need rain

You ask how long I'll love you I'll tell you true

Until the 12th of never I'll still be loving you

Hold me close never let me go

Hold me close melt my heart like april snow

I'll love you till the bluebells forget to bloom

I'll love you till the clover has lost it's perfume

I'll love you till the poets run out of rhymes

Until the 12th of never and that's a long long time

Until the 12th of never and that's a long long time

Jackson

One of my husband's favorite songs!

We got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout,

We've been talkin' 'bout Jackson, ever since the fire went out.

I'm goin' to Jackson, I'm gonna mess around,

Yeah, I'm goin' to Jackson,

Look out Jackson town.

Well, go on down to Jackson; go ahead and wreck your health.

Go play your hand you big-talkin' man, make a big fool of yourself,

You're goin' to Jackson; go comb your hair!

Honey, I'm gonna snowball Jackson.

See if I care.

When I breeze into that city, people gonna stoop and bow. (Hah!)

All them women gonna make me, teach 'em what they don't know how,

I'm goin' to Jackson, you turn-a loose-a my coat.

'Cos I'm goin' to Jackson.

"Goodbye," that's all she wrote.

But they'll laugh at you in Jackson, and I'll be dancin' on a Pony Keg.

They'll lead you 'round town like a scalded hound,

With your tail tucked between your legs,

You're goin' to Jackson, you big-talkin' man.

And I'll be waitin' in Jackson, behind my Jaypan Fan,

Well now, we got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper Sprout,

We've been talkin' 'bout Jackson, ever since the fire went out.

I'm goin' to Jackson, and that's a fact.

Yeah, we're goin' to Jackson, ain't never comin' back.

Well, we got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout'

And we've been talkin' 'bout Jackson, ever since the fire went...

It Was Only Yesterday (married 12-16-1967)

by this lensmaster

It was only yesterday that you looked up and smiled.

It was only yesterday that you said, "Hello Baby", in your Big Bopper voice, when I returned home from work.

It was only yesterday that we had coffee and discussed world events. But, then again, yesterday is relevant as you would have said. You have been gone now over a year.

It was only yesterday the two of us walked down to the beach. You stopped though, to catch your breath, because of the chemo treatments.

It was only yesterday we packed and hurried off to the airport but we were late; it was raining and we missed our flight that night. But, you didn't complain. You said it would be all right. You reassured me we would make it to our son's home. And it was true. They booked us on the next flight.

It was just yesterday, that you lay in bed, the morphine taking over your body. Because of the narcolepsy you already had, your body needed to sleep more and more. You were just not active; you were tired; you were not your self.

It was only yesterday it seems; I remember it so well. I called our son and said please come home. Your dad is not feeling well.

It was on a Friday, September 3, I remember it so well. You couldn't eat, you couldn't drink, and your breathing wasn't doing very well. You just tossed, turned and slept. You had been restless, agitated, and, I believe, you knew. I so remember ...

It isn't yesterday anymore, today is now and it is so real. You're gone, my husband, my love, but I will remember you still.

Copyright by Sandy Davison 10-11-2011

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The Carpenters

Only Yesterday

Lovely Orchids

Married December 16, 1967

Bruce: 7-27-37 to 9-3-10

The picture below is of Bruce and I at my son's wedding September 30, 2006.

Falling in love is so hard on the knees. Aerosmith

How Sweet Is Your Sweetheart?

How Sweet Is Your Sweetheart?
How Sweet Is Your Sweetheart?

B R U C E

B R U C E
B R U C E

Twenty-Six *

In loving you

I've held back no reserve

and so I've nothing left

to give tomorrow's lover

when you go.

* from book of poetry: Caught in the Quiet - by Rod Mc Quen

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      goldenrulecomics 3 years ago

      Thanks for sharing.

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      JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your wonderful love story.

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      iMANDY 5 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Nice Lens, Congrats on being featured on the Valentines Day page!

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