Sunday, December 20, 2009

December 20, 1969: Anniversary

"If you're alone, I'll be your shadow. If you want to cry, I'll be your shoulder. If you want a hug, I'll be your pillow. If you need to be happy, I'll be your smile. But anytime you need a friend, I'll just be me" ~ Author Unknown


Forty years ago I was a young bride..and Far Guy was a young groom..there are more wedding photos here.
Today I will share this one..it is one that I did not share last year.


I will always regret getting married at Christmas time.  We have never celebrated our anniversary.  It is too close to Christmas to go anywhere.  Christmas was always more important..this year we have made a pact to go someplace further than Thief River Falls, Minnesota.. a kind of second Honeymoon! We aren't sure where yet or exactly when..but we are applying for our passports.

Our neighbor Jo came over and took a few photographs.. one for our Christmas letter..but they serve for remembering our Fortieth Anniversary too! We always have some kind of Christmas photo that we can say serves as an anniversary photo. It is the only thing positive that I can say about getting married at Christmas time..you are likely to have a few photos!


Far Guy deserves some kind of reward for putting up with me for forty years..one of his favorite sayings over the years is " Calm down sweetheart! " I am pretty happy that he sat in my desk one day in study hall..and I am pretty happy that he eventually asked me out forty two years ago:)

31 comments:

  1. Happy Anniverary and a big congratualions for stick too attitudes that bring the best results:)

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  2. Happy Anniversary and many more.
    Sunny :)

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  3. I absolutely love your header!!! It is by far the most stunning Christmas header I have seen.

    Congratulations! Happy Anniversary! Merry Christmas!

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  4. Happy Anniversary to you both. Christmas birthdays and anniversaries would tend to blur over the celebration of them. I hope you get it worked out and you can travel or take a cruise.

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  5. Aww...that is so sweet! Happy Anniversary!

    And may I suggest, Grand Cayman Island for your second honeymoon? We love it there!

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  6. Forty years, that's wonderful! Happy Anniversary to you both, and Connie, you have outdone yourself with your header, but where's Chance? No dog in the picture? That is a first since I've been following you... oh, and Merry Christmas too!

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  7. Happy Anniversary! Love the pictures. Now I'm off to see the rest of the wedding photos. Hope your day is wonderful.

    Kisses,
    Emma Rose

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  8. I think we all deserve awards after 25 years of putting up with each other ;)

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  9. Hearty congrats from Georgia on your 40th anniversary. Hope you enjoy the day and I look forward to hearing where you choose to go on a trip.

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  10. Awwwwww Congrats on 40 years. I do remember your anniversary post last year.

    May I suggest Canada? But if you go in the winter, I suppose that the weather won't be any better, than where you are now.

    Go somewhere warm, and send us back sandy memories, and surf whispers.

    Jen

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  11. Congratulations on your 40th Anniversary and continued happiness with your best friend.

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  12. Congratulations for a happy 40 years.. love the pictures.
    Hugs Patsy

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  13. I KNOW EXACTLY HOW YOU FEEL,I GOT MARRIED ON DECEMBER 21,1979,WITH 3 KIDS OUR ANNIVERSARY WAS NEVER THOUGHT MUCH ABOUT.SINCE THE KIDS ARE NOW GROWN THEY MAKE A SPECIAL DEAL OUT OF IT BUT IN ALL THE BUSY THINGS OF CHRISTMAS IT'S JUST ANOTHER BUSY DAY! LOVE YOUR BLOG.

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  14. Happy Anniversary! I can see why he asked you out!

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  15. Congratulations on 40 years of marriage! I'm thinking that a Christmas anniversary is a great time for giving really big "combined" presents....like tickets for a nice long vacation somewhere warm in late January!

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  16. Aww, this is just too sweet Connie! I love all the pics of you guys here -- your wedding pic and your newest Christmas card pics. You two are just so darned cute together. :) Congrats and Happy Anniversary to both of you, and best wishes for that warm and faraway vacation... sounds like you both deserve it!

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  17. Congrats on 40 years together! It definitely calls for a warm-weather getaway. And yes, your header is beautiful.

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  18. You were a great looking couple 40 years ago and you still are today. Wonderful photos. Congratulations on your anniversary. Hope your day is extra special.

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  19. Congratulations! That's a very long time (as I know) to be married to one person. We will be celebrating our 43rd in August but we ALMOST had a Christmas wedding. I had picked the 26th of December but wiser heads won over.

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  20. Happy Anniversary!
    And don't you look like The Perfect 1969 Bride!

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  21. best wishes to the both of you

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  22. Happy Anniversary! You are among the very few of our generation that made it. Looking now I can see why, you are right for each other.
    I would go some where warm for the second honeymoon just for something different.
    Oh yes, Merry Christmas!

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  23. HAPPY ANNIVERSAY FRIENDS! Sorry didn't get over today-love your pics.

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  24. A great big Ozarks CONGRATULATIONS to you! What a wonderful couple ya'll make!

    Have a blessed day in love and celebrating each other!!!!

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  25. You guys are the sweetest! Happy Anniversary - even if it is a day late, the thought still counts!

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  26. Today is our 42nd anniversary. I have enjoyed having a Christmas wedding. I also enjoyed the fact it was the longest night of the year! :)

    Happy Anniversary, Dear Friend!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  27. Happy belated anniversary....yes, go somewhere fantastic...a cruise or something. Or go tropical..we have gone to many all-inclusive resorts in Mexico that are fantastic...you won't regret it...a little romance is still a good thing after 40 years together! We have been married 37+ years and those getaways always recharges our marriage..we are closer than ever.
    Congratulations you two..many, many more!

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  28. so young -- so nice looking.
    we never thought we'd grow old, did we?

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  29. Congrats!! My anniversary was Dec.19th. We go married in 1970!!! I wish I had thought of and knew how to post a picture of us just like you did!! I love the picture and your blog!!!

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  30. We were married on December 21, 1963 and just celebrated 46 years. My husband is so sweet and always make sure that I have a gifty and card for our aniversary. This year I got red roses and a charm for my bracelet. His cards are always the bet - he is known for his cards in our family.

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