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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Thirty two years ago today, at 2:30 p.m.

Today is our 32nd anniversary!! To use a cliche, a lot of water has gone under the bridge, in that time! I can still remember the day very vividly in my mind, the fact that my mother forgot her necklace, the bridesmaid's dresses that were homemade and cost less than 15 bucks each (but they were pretty!), the gladiolas (!) decorating the front of the church. The tuxes were so seventies - you really expect someone to break out in a disco dance, now, when you look at the pictures!!! We had a John Denver song sung by our friend, Ben, from Jackson, and everyone said it was beautiful. I wouldn't know. There was no recording of any type made, even though we did have a tape recorder ready to do so, but John S., one of the groomsmen, forgot to push the button. Oh well! After the reception, our car broke down, so we spend the first hour and a half at Parts Exchange, something that did not bode well for all of the vehicles we have driven!! Parts Exchange and other parts places have received a lot of our business over the years!!!

But we started our married lives, very very young, very very hopeful, and had two wonderful and beautiful children, Christopher first, and Erica, a little over two years later. Fast forward (and looking back on it, DAMN, where did the time go??!) through all of the baby years, school years, graduation, and then eventually them moving from home, we decided to move out of the house we raised the kids in, after having lived there for 22 years, and bought this house, a place that we called our "dream home", building a great big beautiful deck, and planning for our retirement in a few years. But you know the "rest of the story", as Paul Harvey says. Three years into this cancer thing has led to an up and down ride, and the latest scares have really scared the bejesus out of us!! And David has chemo today and still is hurting from the shingles, so I see no special celebration happening today, unless you count "The Office" finale as one, and personally, I cannot WAIT until it comes on tonight!! Erica is here for another couple of days, so that is so nice, and thankfully, Daniel will run her over to the airport at the crack of dawn Saturday morning. And then it is just us, again. Hopefully, David will be feeling all right - the weather is supposed to be perfect, so I plan for us to do a lot of deck sitting!!! We said two years ago that we hoped that we would be saying at our 40th anniversary, "Whew, that was a rough patch at our 30th anniversary!" Well, we are two years closer to that one - 8 more to go!!!!! We will keep on fighting and fighting to get there!!

So, Happy May 17th to everybody!!! Have a great day!!!


  • At Thursday, May 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Happy Anniversary!! Give Erica hugs and kisses from me!

  • At Thursday, May 17, 2007, Blogger Brandi. said…

    Happy anniversary!

  • At Thursday, May 17, 2007, Blogger Dan said…

    Happy anniversary!

  • At Thursday, May 17, 2007, Anonymous Cheryl said…

    Happy, Happy Anniversary! I can still remember that day,too, especially the broken down car! LOL (Can you belive I actually remember something from our past? LOL) I am praying for y'all to have many more wonderful years together. I haven't talked to you since Saturday night, so I guess that all is going ok, or, I hope, you would have called me. I know you are enjoying Erica. I wish Mary and Healy could come home soon. It was great having Joe home for Mother's Day and Daddy's 84th birthday celebration. Take care and call me when you can. Love you all! Cheryl

  • At Thursday, May 17, 2007, Blogger Marian said…

    Bob and I want to wish you two a very Happy Anniversary...we love you guys! Hang in there and may God Bless you!

  • At Thursday, May 17, 2007, Blogger St. Elizabeth of Cayce said…

    Sounds like we have similar brothers. The tape recorder was cued up and all that remained was for him to "unpush" the Pause button. Didn't happen. Turns out our pastor "winged it" for the sermon, so there truly is no record of most of what was said at our wedding.

    That leaves us free, as you guys are, to focus on our memories of the day -- filtered through the past decades of love, growing together and actually living the vows we made.

    Congratulations on 32 years of showing the world how to love and honor, for better or worse, in sickness and in health, etc. The live action drama is better and more important for your children than any recording of two kids first saying those words to each other.

    friend of Chris & Katie in SC

  • At Friday, May 18, 2007, Blogger Pam said…

    Here's to the love that brought you two together..May it continue to grow with each new day. Happy Anniversary!! Wow..32 years..that seems unreal!
    Take care..we love y'all!


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