Thursday, March 8, 2012

Suck it up

Yesterday at the airport, I was sitting in the Sky Club reading email and applying one of my new favorite products:

Quick sidebar: Do you know this new tinted lip balm from Burt's Bees?  I love the long lasting lipsticks. However, I do think we are getting carried away with 24 hour lipstick, because really? Some of that is harder to remove than superglue. However, this lip balm is awesome, smooth AND has color. Perfection. I was not as familiar with their products until MiniMac was born and we received some of their amazing baby products. But recently,  a friend gave me a care package FULL of all sorts of Burt's Bees goodness. I am loving their Radiance body lotion with a little hint of sparkling reflection (think pretty sunlight when I say that, not Britney Spears covered in glitter.) If you thought Burt's Bees only covered babies, revisit.  No, I am not being endorsed. Just like I raved about the Cuisinart Immersion Blender which is a must have, I like sharing great product info.

NOW, back to my story. I love, love, love conversations I hear at the airport. I am sure they would be entertaining in many other venues but since I spend a lot of time in the airport these days, this is the source. A handsome elderly couple was seated next to me. I guess their ages to be late 70s to early 80s but oh how they are spry! She is concerned about the length of the flight. He explains the flight to NYC is only 2 hours. She responds she is concerned for their flight to Australia, not New York.

He picks up her hand, kisses it and says, Babe (yes, he called her babe in such a sweet, young Robert Redford kind of way.) But he says, in a kind but stern voice, "Babe, I am taking you to Australia for one month because that was your dream. (slight pause) As for the long flight, suck it up."

And she laughed and smiled at him.
Me: You two are awesome!
Him (to us both): Sometimes you just have to suck it up.

I asked him how long they have been married: 62 years. WOW. I loved this charming elderly couple, still  in love, still kissing hands, still traveling, still making jokes, and still being real. Yes, sometimes you just have to suck it up. Thanks for the perspective, Mr.

11 comments:

vanilla said...

The ability to do that may well account for the longevity of the marriage!

the walking man said...

jennyMac I think you and Candace need to have a talk.

Kristina P. said...

That is adorable! And I WOULD have to suck it up, because I don't like flying.

Hookin It With Mr. Lick Lick said...

Awesome! I love it when people are married that long and can laugh with each other. They certainly have my envy! And Burts Bees anything is good in my book.

angel shrout said...

LMBO ahhh love ain't it grand. At least she knew he meant it in the kindest way possible.

Redhead Running said...

That is all sorts of adorable!

joanne said...

how sweet is that? I can't imagine 62years and still being so in love and 'nice' to each other. sigh

mary i said...

Thank you for that story, It bought a smile to my pre-coffee face.

brainella said...

Awesome. That's just awesome. I hope I'm still flying across the world in my 80's...

hotpants™ said...

That's precious.

SmartBear said...

That is pretty amazing. I can only hope.
I would try out the lip balm but I think I am obsessed with Dior Addict lip balm. Maybe it's called addict for a reason?
Best,
Tina