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Saturday, October 1, 2011

IT WAS RAINING 45 YEARS AGO TODAY

It was cool and raining 45 years ago today.  How do I know that? 


Because it was my 20th birthday AND our wedding day!
Yea, do the math, today is my 65th birthday and my 45th Wedding Anniversary.

Time flies when you're having fun, and for all you younger gals, just want you to know the years fly by so quickly when you're busy buidling a life, raising a family and working to pay for it all!

Funny thing is, you feel the same inside, despite the fact that you look a lot different on the outside!


Despite the smiling faces, you are looking at a picture of two very scared kids.  Fifteen days after this picture was taken, Rick returned to Fort Drum, New York, and the next day he boarded a plane for Viet Nam. Thankfully one year and four days later, he returned safe and sound and we then began our lives together.  And all these years later, we are still best friends.

What's the secret to a long and happy married life?......I don't know, I just know that
if you meet someone in the ninth grade and get married when you're 20 (he was 19),
laugh a lot, cry when necessary, and bite your tongue now and then, it just might work out!

Have a great weekend.  Until later................

18 comments:

Sue from Oregon said...

What a lovely post my dear Sue! Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary! Hope you have a grand day!!!!!

Christine said...

Awwww many congrats on your milestone anna.. Sue & of course your BD gosh we missed another..(the list dosent seem to be working)..what a lovely young couple in love you were.. agree with you bout staying friends etc.. we laugh every day at something..mine is 41 in Dec.. hope you have a lovely memorable day..

smiles Christine x

Eve said...

Happy anniversary Sue! That's WONDERFUL to be with someone when "rain or shine" for that long!! Hope you'll have a wonderful day, and many more years to come, to celebrate, together!! I luv to hear the Happy Story, like this! :-)

Patti J said...

Oh, Sue, your post brought tears to my eyes! You look exactly the same, dear friend, you really do! Congratulations on your anniversary! That's an amazing milestone! Happy Birthday too, Sue! Hoping your weekend is one delight after another. Thanks for the beautiful story!

Violets Corner said...

Happy Birthday Sue! And many congratulations on your Anniversary! Have a fabulous day!!!

Maarit

Jo said...

A very happy birthday Sue, and Happy Anniversary too. Jo x

scrapperjulia said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary, my dear friend! How neat to be married on your birthday! Our Anniversary was Sept 29th and it was 32 years. We were 18 and 19 and you are right, you just kind of grow up together! Have a super, great day!

Caroljenks said...

What a beautiful picture and story!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sue and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Sue & Rick


...how fab would it be to see a photo of you both now ;)


From a friend afar xxx

Sally said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary! Congrats to you both. Hubby and I will have been married 42 yrs in Jan. Like you I have no idea how we stayed together that long other than the reasons you stated. We are soul mates. Congrats again!

Kristie Maynard said...

Hope this was a wonderful birthday and anniversary! You were as beautiful then as you are now!
Love your post!

Lori said...

Happy Birthday! And Happy Anniversary to you and Rick! Holey moley, I remember that day like it was yesterday! And that was the longest year and 4 days!!

Ineke van den Akker said...

Congratulations, Sue!!!

Renkata said...

Happy anniversary Sue!
Wish you an amazing Birthday and such on such a special day.
Hug's
Renkata

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Happy, happy birthday dear Sue !!
And congrats to this wonderful anniversary!

I wish all the happiness to you and your family!

xxx Susi

Yvette said...

Happy birthday Sue! And a Happy Anniversary! Hope you had a wonderful day!

*Vicki* said...

Absolutely ADORABLE photos hun!! Biggest congrats to you!! Now a days there are so many people that find it hard to take your wonderful and smart advice!! I truly admire you!! HUGS

Linda said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you and a Happy Belated Anniversary to you and Rick. Love reading your story. Brought back many memories of the times back then.

I agree on the secrets of a long marriage. July 30 was 45 years for us. We may not have always liked each other, but we always loved each other. In the end, I guess that's the glue.

PS: Had that same hairdo, ha ha.

Carmen O. said...

A belated Happy Anniversary and Birthday! I so enjoy reading wonderful stories like yours. Hope you had a wonderful day!!