|50 years ago on Jan. 20, 1968|
Saturday was our 50th Wedding Anniversary. We went out to dinner with dear friends who will also be celebrating their 50th in a few weeks. They plan to have their celebration down in Louisiana where most of their family reside. We also plan to celebrate in the French Quarter in New Orleans - but in the Spring.... (when the weather is nice enough to walk around the Quarter) since that is where we spent our honeymoon in '68. (DH and I were both at LSUBR at the time and we had to be back on campus in Baton Rouge for graduation 2 days after the wedding - so it was a short honeymoon)
My dear friend was the maid of honor at my wedding and she is sitting next to my dad in the above picture. Her wedding was 2 weeks after ours and I was her maid of honor then. Here is the picture (at her wedding) she gave me recently.
This is her as the bride and me by her side... such dear memories!
We were so young. And I so appreciate the fact that we could share our 50th Anniversaries as we have. Actually I especially appreciate the fact that we both made it to this point... our parents didn't.
And if you notice that I had 8 bridesmaids... well, I was finishing my last semester in college and pretty much left 'the wedding' to my mom. Basically all I needed to do was show up for dress fittings... which was fine with me. Mom loved it... and although I had a wonderful time, organizing it wasn't my thing.
OK... enough reminiscing.
Thanks for reading and have a wonderful week! (Try to stay warm)
Happy anniversary to you both! I didn't even make it more than 10 years with my ex, I can't imagine 50 years...let alone 50 (mostly) good years as a couple. Congratulations! :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Kim. We have been very lucky...Delete
My best friend from high school and I shared maid duties. Judy is long passed away. Time flies.ReplyDelete
Time does certainly fly, Joanne. Why is it that our minds stay so young when our bodies grow old? Thank God for memories.Delete
I had $300, was finishing grad school, and parents felt it was too expensive to fly out. so my wedding was on a shoe string.ReplyDelete
Tabor, sometimes the wedding is for the parents. After the wedding, we were both working part time while DH finished his last semester. Then we bought an old falcon for $200 and headed out to Florida for his first job.Delete
Thank you, John.Delete
Happy Anniversary and be proud of 50 years. Such a good looking couple. Too many today can't get past the first real argument. My best friend and I did that swap also but neither of our marriages lasted. You have the magic.ReplyDelete
Patti, I don't know about 'the magic' (although I do believe in magic). However, although we've had our ups and downs over the years, life has definitely been good to us... and we'd do it over again... if given the option.Delete
may you have many more!
just caught up with your last post, that would give me nightmares for weeks!
thanx for sharing
Thanks, Selina. I don't know how many more there could be, but we'll take them.Delete
As for the scare (last post), I sincerely hope we don't ever have to experience that again.
Happy Anniversary! I would have been married fifty years if I counted up all of my previous marriages, but I'm happy that hubby and I have made it to 25 years, after having gotten married at fifty! :-)ReplyDelete
DJan, 25 years is a milestone in today's world! And being happy and content at our age is a wonder in itself (IMO).Delete
congrats, 50 years is a real accomplishment, 32 for me, second marriageReplyDelete
Thanks, Linda. 32 is pretty darn good too!Delete
Happy Anniversary! Doesn't time fly! You had a beautiful wedding, and you were beautiful. I just know you would be, because of how pretty you are now.ReplyDelete
You are sweet... and yes, time does fly. It was a nice wedding and although neither DH or I are very social beings, we did enjoy ourselves.Delete
Congratulations on this truly momentous event in both your lives. Something to be proud of. I wish you many more happy years together. I doubt that I have to tell you to take care of each other, you seem to have done that very well already.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Friko. I appreciate the good wishes. As for taking care of each other, we try.Delete