Shared Spirits

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In 2019 we celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary by taking a once in a lifetime cruse up the Rhine River. It was a memorable trip that we will treasure forever.  When we arrived back on the ship after touring the Cologne Cathedral, we found our curtains decorated with red hearts and a bottle of sparkling wine left in honor of our anniversary. We decided to take it along to dinner on our last night on the ship and share it with some friends we learned to know.

Fifty Years 

Spirits shared with friends

Several lifetimes of memories

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Photos: Dwight L. Roth

Today at d’Verse, Punam asked us to write a poem about the way alcohol and spirits are used to celebrate.

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53 thoughts on “Shared Spirits

  1. ah yes, a cruise on the Rhine.. I am glad you enjoyed your anniversary. When I go back to Germany 3-4 times a year now, I always spend at least part of the time in a small friendly hotel across from the Dom, off the other side of the station concourse 🙂 will be thinking of you when I go in Jan, as a quick stop gap before retreating to spa bath Bad Ems nr Koblenz for a few weeks.

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  2. That was a very delightful haibun for the prompt, Dwight. I’d love to take that river cruise someday. We loved in Germany for 6 months back in 1962 … celebrated our new union in Wurzburg while I taught 1st graders on the army base school. Would love to go back!

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