Tuesday, December 20, 2016

47 years and counting

We got married 47 years ago. High School Sweethearts.  We were young.  Statistics were not on our side, we beat the odds.

Those first years were hard, but we had many good times together as a young couple before we had children.  Children change your dynamic as a couple, there is no more I or we…it is the children, the us… a family…a team.

It was 20 below zero that Saturday morning, we were married at 2 in the afternoon. 

Wedding announcement in the newspaper

Wedding announcement and Engagement

We were engaged on July 5 1969 and married December 20 1969.

It has been give and take and communication that has gotten us this far.   We were friends first, and we are still best friends.  More wedding photos can be found here.

Happy Anniversary to us!  We will have a quiet day at home and we will cook supper together…we have the fixins for a lobster and steak supper.

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32 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary! Love the wedding photos. Beautiful bride, handsome groom! You are so lucky to have been sweethearts since high school and to have made such a successful marriage with each other. Not many can say that these days.

    Shirley H.

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  2. Happy Anniversary to you and Far Guy!!

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  3. Happy happy anniversary to two of the best people on the planet! Thanks for the clippings. I loved the description of your gown and veil. :-)

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  4. Happy Anniversary - I loved reading the article about your ceremony.

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  5. Happy Anniversary! I agree with DJan, the description of your gown, veil and bridesmaids dresses is so neat!

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  6. Happy Anniversary! Continued blessings for many more Happy years together.

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  7. Happiest Anniversary to you and Far Guy!!! :)

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  8. Happy Anniversary! I took a look at the wedding photos-it was a lovely wedding. Enjoy your day and dinner!

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  9. Congrats and happy anniversary!! Oh, the bubble hair graduation pictures--LOL! I have one of those, too, but with cat glasses. Enjoy your dinner and celebrate all your years together! :)

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  10. Lovely wedding --- Happy Happy Anniversary!

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  11. Yes you sure beat the odds, congratulations to you both! 47 years, wow! I went and looked at your wedding pictures, very nice. I chuckled at the girls red dresses. That was quite a write up in the paper. I had a smaller version of that, but they don't seem to do that any more. May be just as well! Enjoy your supper:)

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  12. Congratulations!!! Makes me smile seeing that young couple! It really screams 60's! Bless you two and look forward to seeing these again on your 50th!!!

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  13. Happy anniversary, Connie and Gene! You were a beautiful young bride and Gene was a handsome groom.

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  14. Happy Anniversary! Tomorrow Terry and I will have been married 49 years! Time flies, doesn't it!

    Happy Day to both of you!

    Linda

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  15. Happy anniversary! Dig those glasses. Finnish! Great people . We have lots of them here.

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  16. Same age as you. Larry and I married Jan. 1971. Jan. 8 will make 46 years for us.
    I was 20 and Larry 21. I am glad we stayed together as many don't. We are "used" to
    each other. Happy Anniversary!

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  17. Happy Anniversary and may you have many more.

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  18. Congrats to you both! Where did the time go? I remember quite a bit about the Wedding and being nervous about serving ice cream.Ha! ha! It was a Beautiful Wedding and remember thinking how Romantic it was! Sharon

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  19. Congratulations! Just a year before your wedding, On Dec, 19, 1968, we announced our engagement and were married the following March 1969. We were, and are a little older than you and met teaching across the hall from each other an elementary school. We became, and remain, best friends, like you.

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  20. Congratulations! Wishing you a lovely day and many more years ahead.

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  21. Congratulations, you two! So glad you can say you beat the odds!

    Hope dinner was as delicious as it sounds :)

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  22. Loved reading the description of your wedding!
    Happy anniversary to a lovely couple!

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  23. Thank you so much for sharing your special day with us! Lobster and steak sounds perfect! Happy Anniversary and congratulations! You're still a darn cute couple!

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  24. I was married to my first husband on exactly the same day as you. Here in Kansas! Was a snowy day and he was home on a 10 day leave from the Navy. What a coincidence. I am happy your marriage worked out. Mine last 9 years. Two sons later! Never looked back. Found my soulmate the second time around. Happy Anniversary!

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