Our 45th Wedding Anniversary is coming up, that's our sapphire anniversary, but I've already told Mac I don't want a sapphire. He gave me a very special one about 7 years ago and I don't need another one.
For about 7 years ago we found some old love notes we'd written each other when we were teenagers and rediscovered that we'd met on the 17th of March. Then in September of that year Mac had given me a little stuffed elephant with his class ring on a chain around its neck. So to commemorate that he gave me another little elephant with a sapphire ring hanging around its neck. You can't top that, and anyway, I'm not much of a jewelry person, though I haven't taken this ring off in 7 years.
So I don't want another sapphire, can't really think of anything I want, and I haven't a clue as to what to get him. He's so hard to buy for, it's not that he's fussy, he's not, it's just that he's not a very material person and doesn't collect a lot of things. He loves books but mainly reads nonfiction and I spend a lot of time on Amazon looking for books for him. Several years ago he picked up a Fred Archer book while we were in England and he loved it, he's now read all of them. Then I discovered Beverly Nichols and his garden writing for him and now he owns all of those. Lately I found Mollie Harris, another English author, and he's just now finishing up the last of her books. We're going on a trip to England for our anniversary and I'm hoping I'll find something for him there, we plan on hitting as many book stores as we can.