Thank you cards.
And a box of napkins.
It is surprising that everything has withstood the test of time....including us...although we are a little worse for the wear.
On Friday December 19, 1969 a Groom's Dinner was hosted by Far Guy's parents at the Travelers Cafe in Park Rapids with our good friend and neighbor Arvilla cooking for the group. It was cold...it was below zero. The food must have been good...I cannot recall what we ate....neither can Far Guy...our best guess is chicken, steak or roast beef.
Pretty wedding napkins. I remember how exciting it was to choose invitations, napkins, etc.
I don't think I have anything but photos from my wedding but it was rather unconventional.
These are beautiful.
Those napkins bring back such memories. I haven't seen them in ages but we all had them back in the day. I spent a fortune on Daughter's paper products for her wedding but napkins aren't a thing anymore. Now you have to have favor boxes and menus printed up and placed on the table for each guest.
Since I had a very small, private wedding All I have are my memories. Those napkins are very pretty.
Congratulations on 50 years! I'm glad your memories and mementos have been kept intact...except for the menu...and you two can agree it was anything, beef or chicken or whatever, and it will be true.
I don't know anything or anybody that goes through fifty years without getting a little battered by life. You two have held up amazingly well. :-)
Ah that was a pleasant surprise - Arvilla at Travelers Cafe is my grandmother :) I bet whatever you had was good (and for sure homemade). Your box of memories has traveled very well. Happy Grooms Day 50 Years!
How fun for you both to look through the box of memories this week. Happy anniversary! And wishing you many more!
Fun to hear about your memories about your wedding.
My sisters had similar engraved napkins for their wedding receptions.
The Travelers cafe (next door to my dads gas station), they made the BEST cinnamon roles EVER !!!! Thanks for evoking a wonderful memory.
What a wonderful trip down memory lane! While some of the items and memories may fade, the life you've built together is everlasting.
So many wonderful memories! I have a wedding album with a few photos and cards but not much else. We had a very small wedding. I love hearing about your memories!
I have a box, somewhere, that has our wedding invitations, napkins, thank-you notes and guest book. I've been hunting for it all week, ever since you started your memory trip. I have a terrible feeling that "somebody" disposed of it in our cleaning last spring. Our napkins were very similar to yours. At least I know exactly where the photo album is. No use getting upset about it, right? Thank you for more wonderful memories.
Our napkins were very modern. The graphic was a bride and groom cartoon ala "Cathy" Remember her? And the napkins were baby blue and pink. I still have some, even after we used them again at our 25th wedding anniversary party.
I'm sure we have the same wedding stuff as you have but I'll never see it again. It's tightly guarded by the Micro Manager.
I was not a traditional bride but I remember my mom and dad had similar napkins with their names and wedding bells. We had an outdoor wedding on the farm with apple pies made by myself and teacher friends, homemade cinnamon ice cream we churned ourselves with cream from the local milk co-op, and we must have served it on paper plates because I know we didn’t have enough dishes for a crowd!
How wonderful to have all those great memories and keepsakes. We keep those things in order to jog our memory when we get older otherwise we wouldn't remember anything! LOL!
I love hearing about all your memories. We had little napkins just about like yours and far guy's at our wedding reception too. Such fun memories. Enjoy reminiscing!
All of this information is so interesting to me. Glad to hear all of the help everyone was and how involved they were. Thanks so much for sharing with us. Makes me smile to know someone has been married for all these years and are still partners for life in this hard world. You guys are so lucky.
Such pretty thank you cards! I'm also glad someone has been married that many years and still happily together. :) :)
Thanks for sharing more memories. Enjoy your big day, December 20, 2019! Happy Anniversary!
A lot of us are a little worse for the wear, as you so aptly put it.
When my husband and I used to sing at weddings, we both discovered one thing: no matter how much we agonized over any little mistakes we might have made in the rendition of our song, the beaming bride inevitably came by afterwards to gush over how lovely the music was. We fuss so much over every little detail, when the main thing the important parties remember is: yep, we got married! And they couldn't be happier--so why should we be fretting over the small stuff?!
My wife's memory of our wedding napkins was that the ups guy left them on the porch and the dog ate them. My bride to be was panic but it all worked out. The company didn't charge her for the second rush order.
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