Happy anniversary, and merry Christmas, Herm (and to your lovely wife)!
I've only been married to Bob for 8 years, it just seems like 38!
Actually, Bob and I lived together for a while because I was very gun-shy after a bad first marriage. His memory for birthdays and other events is terrible, so I picked a day and time that he should remember!
We got married on 02/02/02 at 2:00. Only the two of us, and my two kids (age 12 and 10) were there.
My strategy didn't work. He still forgets dates.