Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Joined at the Hip
Read a story last night about Ray and Honey Smith of California and the unique way in which they show their devotion after 46 years of marriage. Now don't get me wrong, it's kind of sweet in a weird and twisted way and after being married that long, they can do any damn thing they please but I have to say this is ummmm strange.They were high school sweethearts years ago and when they both retired in 2003 they began to dress alike. One day Honey went into a store and bought her husband a shirt and decided to get herself one too. Now they dress alike in every way, every DAY. Same pants/shorts, same shirt, same exact belt, hats, fanny packs (for their trips to Disneyland), and matching his and hers Crocs. Hmmm. Apparently they do this to show everyone how much they love each other and they like to draw attention to the fact by appearing as the Doublemint Twins. Apparently, their closets are arranged by 'outfits' with her smaller shirts hanging right in front of his bigger ones. Now I've been married for 26 years but I've never been a 'shock the shit out of everyone' kind of gal. Besides, I'd look awfully funny in my husband's business suits and wingtips and I very much doubt my other half would enjoy my penchant for jammies and bare feet. A long term marriage is all fine and good...great, fact...but I draw the line at doing the twin thing.