My wife Rosanne "loves" everything, literally. Countless times a day she "just loves" animals, babies, food, coffee, music, game shows and old movies -- you get the idea.
The other day as the television credits were rolling on a 1940 movie, "It's A Date", starring Winnipeg Sweetheart Deanna Durbin and Walter Pidgeon, she exclaimed with endearing emphasis "I just love Deanna Durbin...always have!"
"Is there anything you don't love?" I asked, hoping to get a rise out of her...And she did not disappoint. "I've got a big heart and there's room to love a lot of things," she answered with conviction. That was my opening.
With tongue-in-cheek, I asked: "Well, instead of loving dead actresses that you never met, why don't you show a little more of that love to someone a little closer to home (meaning me)?"
"I do," she said, "and you and Lucy (our dog) are at the top of the list!"
I was left with kind of a warm feeling, even though I shared top spot on the list with Lucy. At my age, you take love when and where you can get it!