I Do…25 Years Later by Susan Braxton is the story of a couple celebrating the silver jubilee of their marriage, the protagonists living it up in an unorthodox way. They randomly choose a happening from the past and break it down with each one of the couple taking turns, to the amusement of all. Out comes a collection of beautiful events of their life together, each letting out a stream of colorful memories. Among them are accounts pertaining to ups and downs of their family life and progress of kids, life’s pageants and milestones of their career, awkward moments and fabulous recollections, stories of vacations, and a good assortment of their dreams and desires. As the event moves ahead, they end up realizing that there are more and more happy memories left to share.
I Do…25 Years Later by Susan Braxton makes reminiscing educative and fun. It teaches us that, just like the main characters of this book would have realized, only when we make the effort to recollect our past do we get an occasion to count our blessings. That seems to be right because more often couples talk about the things they dislike in their relationship or concerning their spouse. This is a well written book, humorous, witty and short, and the style is engaging. Thought provoking and opening up new vistas to experiment, the ideas I received from this book have the potential to enliven (I think!) many of my future evenings.