I decided to give my parents part of their Christmas gift early. It was just a small 5x7 picture of a street. Herbert Avenue. Odd? Yes, to most people it would be a weird gift. But for my parents, it seemed to be just the right thing.
My parents call each other Herbert. They have since shortened it to Herb in later years. Why? No idea. I have absolutely no clue where it started, or why, but I love it. I love that they have found a unique "pet name". None of this honey bear, sweetie pie stuff. It just wouldn't suit them.
I would come home from school and see a scribbled note they had exchanged. It would say something like..
Could you take out the garbage?
My parents are not the most physically affectionate, but they have the best little ways of expressing love. It's never a big show with them. It's just for each other. They are one of the best examples of a good marriage I can think of. I also think it helps to have a sense of humor to be called Herbert all of the time.