A Wonderful 49

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Summer Sunset

Yesterday was our 49th wedding anniversary – and like most of the past 45, we forgot it until we received a card in the mail from my sister wishing us a great day. Thanks, Linda! It was a great day – like most every day we spend together.

We know how to celebrate even when we forget. Friends called and asked if we were available for ice cream – I said I wanted supper so we arranged to go for pizza. Ice cream was in their gazebo, with chatting and laughter as we watched the sun go down. A perfect ending to a perfect day, and a perfect 49 years (there were a couple that weren’t so perfect but we don’t seem to remember those).

Watch us, watching her.

Watch us, watching her.

Getting married was the best decision we ever made.

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  1. Congratulations on 49 wonderful years. You have something precious. My parents’ 55th is coming up………I think this is a generational thing that people used to stay together; you don’t see that as much in the younger generations (myself included!) Again, many happy returns of the day.

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    • Thanks. There were times when we really had to work hard to stay together – and we hit a point where we didn’t know whether we still loved each other but were to poor to live separately. I’m glad we worked it out. There were a lot of people who didn’t work it out but continued to live in the toxic relationship.

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    • Yes they are. Hubby told me this morning that it was one of the best anniversaries he remembers – of course there were a few that we completely forgot. πŸ™‚ But we tell each other that every day is a celebration!

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        • Smiling hearts–always a good thing! I’m still thinking about your facial resemblance to my friend, Gladys–when her husband passed, her life effectively ended. He was her everything, the love of her life–and I know that leaving to be with the Lord, and joining her man was all she longed for. We had some good times together–she picked me up for church and Bible study, and we went out to dinner a lot, or hung out at her place. She made the Best homemade mac and cheese! I’m kinda missin’ her–but I know I’ll see her again when I go Home too.

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  2. Congratulations and happy anniversary! I can’t think of anything better than pizza and ice cream by way of celebration.
    Long term relationships take work, but I can’t imagine not being in one. May you enjoy many more happy years (and continue to let those unhappy moments that you’ve surely learned from slide into foggy forgetfulness).

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  3. Congrats on your anniversary. Sounds like you had a great day. Not many people can say they have been married to the love of their life for this many years. Like someone else said – it takes commitment and lots of good communication – but I wouldn’t have it any other way either !!

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