My father-in-law, Bob, and his lovely wife, Anne. Photographed in Jephson Gardens in Royal Leamington Spa, November 16, 2008.
There seems hardly a minute that goes by when Bob and Anne aren't teasing each other -- they're constantly joking around and needling each other good-naturedly. Through it all, however, their mutual genuine affection is palpable, almost like another presence in the room.
At one point this week, after hearing them banter in the kitchen for a while, Marcus smiled wryly and looked up at me from his seat on the living room floor.
"Think we'll be like them in 15 years?" he asked.
"God, I hope so," I immediately replied.
Marcus threw his head back and laughed in hearty agreement.
Song: Can't buy me love, the Beatles