Met two couples who were celebrating 52 years of marriage in Carmel-by-the-Sea yesterday. Wow, what amazing endurance in this age of throw-away relationships! It takes work, it takes patience and forgiveness and LOVE. Deep, passionate feelings that say you are the one I want to live with and when I die, rest with. One of these husbands presented his beautiful wife with a bracelet; which made me giggle as I showed my husband the bracelet I had on, with his initials, that he once wore as a baby, and I had enlarged for me.