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49 years ago today

#1 Post by earendel » Thu Jul 08, 2021 2:59 pm

Another turn of the Earth's orbit around the sun, and it's mine and elwing's 49th wedding anniversary. I find myself wondering how we got so old, but notwithstanding that, we are as in love today as we were all those years ago. Perhaps Browning said it best:

Grow old with me
the best is yet to be,
the last of life, for which the first was made.
"Elen sila lumenn omentielvo...A star shines on the hour of our meeting."

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#2 Post by Bob Juch » Thu Jul 08, 2021 3:42 pm

And they said it wouldn't last.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
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Si fractum non sit, noli id reficere.

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#3 Post by a1mamacat » Thu Jul 08, 2021 6:49 pm

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#4 Post by silverscreenselect » Thu Jul 08, 2021 9:30 pm

Congratulations!!!!

Mrs. SSS has been married for 54 years now. Of course, that's to two different men.
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#5 Post by Bob78164 » Thu Jul 08, 2021 11:07 pm

silverscreenselect wrote:
Thu Jul 08, 2021 9:30 pm
Congratulations!!!!

Mrs. SSS has been married for 54 years now. Of course, that's to two different men.
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#6 Post by Beebs52 » Fri Jul 09, 2021 6:19 am

Many congrats!
Well, then

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#7 Post by mrkelley23 » Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:06 am

Congratulations, Steve. Here's hoping Wendy and I make it another 17 years, and you and elwing another 49. :)
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#8 Post by T_Bone0806 » Fri Jul 09, 2021 10:17 am

A day late, but Happy Anniversary!!
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#9 Post by Vandal » Fri Jul 09, 2021 12:22 pm

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#10 Post by Appa23 » Sat Jul 10, 2021 11:07 am

Congrats!

You still working for the Corps?

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#11 Post by earendel » Tue Jul 13, 2021 12:23 pm

Appa23 wrote:
Sat Jul 10, 2021 11:07 am
Congrats!

You still working for the Corps?
Yes. It's a sobering thought to realize that I've been married longer than any of my co-workers have been alive (my supervisor is only 37, which is the same number of years I've been working for the Corps in the same job).
"Elen sila lumenn omentielvo...A star shines on the hour of our meeting."

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#12 Post by lilclyde54 » Tue Jul 13, 2021 12:35 pm

Congratulations. Here is to many more.
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#13 Post by earendel » Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:39 pm

For our anniversary elwing and I went back to Oklahoma to visit high school friends. On the way we stopped in Eureka Springs, AR, where we spent our honeymoon. The motel where we stayed was still there, so we stayed there again. When checking in, elwing mentioned that we had stayed there 49 years ago, and the desk clerk told her that the motel had opened 49 years ago. It turns out that we stayed there the first week it was open.

We planned on leaving on Saturday, July 3, but our sons told us that they were planning a cookout to celebrate our anniversary on Sunday, the 4th. This was somewhat surprising considering that they hadn't done anything particular to mark previous anniversaries; elwing believed it was the idea of the newest member of the family, our daughter-in-law. So we went and had a good time. At the end of the evening we were invited to DIL's living room where our sons had prepared a Jeopardy!-style trivia game, asking questions such as "What was the color of your first car?" and "What was the address of the first place you lived after getting married?" As each question was removed from a posterboard, the words "Happy Anniversary" were revealed. Then came the big surprise - they had planned, and paid for, a trip to Hawai'i for us to celebrate our 50th anniversary next year! elwing and I had talked about making that trip on several occasions - our 50th state on our 50th anniversary, but never expected this. What's more, the trip was for the whole family - all thirteen of us (sons, daughters-in-law, and grandchildren). We'll be going the last week in February and staying on Oahu for seven days.
"Elen sila lumenn omentielvo...A star shines on the hour of our meeting."

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#14 Post by Beebs52 » Thu Jul 15, 2021 1:05 pm

That is so cool!
Well, then

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#15 Post by wbtravis007 » Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:01 pm

Beebs52 wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 1:05 pm
That is so cool!

Yeah. No kidding!

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