Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Forty-seven Years!

That's how long we've been married. We were high school sweethearts and, after three years of 'going steady,'  married while he was in the Marine Corps and I was still in college.

Good grief -- the mind boggles.  
We have been incredibly blessed in our life ... and we'll celebrate this morning with the traditional Eggs Benedict and champagne. (The evening feast will have to wait till tomorrow as I have a class to teach tonight.)

Thank you, John, with all my heart, for all the years! The road goes ever on . . .

And for the other nice news -- of which I spoke yesterday -- check out this






36 comments:

Witch of Stitches said...

Congrats and many blessings. Time sure goes by, doesn't it. XOXOXO

Martin H. said...

Happy anniversary to you both! Enjoy this most special day - raises virtual glass for the toast.

Marilyn said...

Congratulations and happy anniversary to you both. I love your wonderful life collage.

Elora said...

Congratulations, again and again!!!! So happy for you and for John! Happy Day.
Elora

Pat in east TN said...

Congratulations to you both! Love the collage.

Brian Miller said...

yay! happy anniversary! that is awesome...

willow said...

Eggs benedict and champagne? What a great tradition. I love that. Congratulations!! xx

Vicki Lane said...

Thanks, all! And now to go make the Hollandaise for the Eggs Benedict...

Elizabeth said...

Happy Anniversay! 47 years what a wonderful number

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Congratulations to you and John. That's a lot of eggs benedict.

We celebrated 41 years yesterday. Best decision we've ever made.
Sam

Star said...

Congratulations on your 47 years. That's a wonderful achievement isn't it. A day of celebration indeed.
I'm lifting my glass to you, on both counts!
Cheers!
Blessings, Star

Helen T said...

Congratulations to you and John! Have a wonderful day.

chiccoreal said...

Happy Anniversary Vicki and John! Hangin' in at 28 years here...yes, "ain't life grand"! Many happy years to come!

ameliawalton.com said...

Congratulations!! Is there a story behind the eggs benedict, or does gooey delicious hollandaise speak for itself?

So, factoring in 3 years of dating, and not accounting for leap years, my very rough calculations show that you and John have spent approximately 18,250 days together. Pretty amazing! Here's to many more...can you believe that 50 is just around the corner?

Mel said...

Congratulations of both counts. Time does fly, doesn't it? Here's to many more years together, and more great reviews.

Jill said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Reader Wil said...

Congratulations! I wish many more happy days together!
We would have been married 47 years as well if my husband was still with us. Time flies!

NCmountainwoman said...

Congratulations! First on your anniversary, and second for the great review.

We celebrated our anniversary on November 6, although I must admit I did not make such a wonderful breakfast.

Miss_Yves said...

Congratulations!
A very "romantic" post and a lovely collage!

Miss_Yves said...

In, France, each year of one's marriage is associated to a flower, a precious stone, or a tissue:

47 ans de mariage= noces de cachemire

Is this kind of calendar also known in the USA?

Miss_Yves said...

www.anniversairedemariage.com/cartes-virtuelles/carte-de-noces.asp?page=5

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Vicki, You certainly sound like you have had a wonderful life for the many years you have been married. It seems that folks that are childhood sweethearts have a good batting average of staying together in marriage. -- barbara

Friko said...

Congratulations on all fronts.
Who said nothing is built to last nowadays!

Vicki Lane said...

Thanks for all the kind wishes and comments yyet again! You all are wonderful!

Yes, the Hollandaise is the reason, Amelia. Any excuse...

Miss Yves -- We seem to have a different list over here. One that I found says that this is the book anniversary -- very fitting. Cashmere would be nice too...

Some years ago we bought a cattle trailer on our anniversary and my brother declared it the cattle trailer anniversary.

Deanna said...

Way to go! Both on your wonderful marriage, and on the recognition you received in the LA Times. Kudos.

Bouncin' Barb said...

Happy Anniversary Vicki and to your hubby as well. 47 years is quite an accomplishment. Enjoy every moment together.

Suz said...

wonderful wonderful
delightful
exciting
powerful
happy anniversary

jennyfreckles said...

Oh, many congratulations to you both. Love the collage - each little vignette has a story.

Bernie said...

Congratulations sweetie and may you celebrate many more years together.
.....:-) Hugs

Tipper said...

Whoo hooo-what an accomplishment-congrats to you both!

Vagabonde said...

Belated congratulations on your anniversary. I know it sounds like you were married for a many years, but don’t you think the years went by very quickly? High school sweethearts – I like that. When I was growing up my father forbid me to have a boyfriend until I was 21, so I never had one….until then. So good that you celebrate with our famous sparkling wine from the French region of Champagne, just the thing for a nice anniversary toast.

I was very happy to read the report on your book in the LA Times, it’s great to be recognized like that – then again, it is quite deserved.

gayle said...

I hope you had a really Happy Anniversary!

Congrats on your book review!

Kath said...

Happy Anniversary yesterday. I note you married the day before Marine Corps Birthday. Which meant two days of cake, huh?
Kath

Kaye Barley said...

Vicki - Happy Anniversary and Congratulations on the WONDERFUL review!!!! wooo hooo!

Pamela said...

Happy Anniversary!!! may God bless you with many more years of happinness!!!

Vicki Lane said...

Thanks so much, all of you! As the man who jumped off the skyscraper said on passing the forty-seventh floor -- so far, so good...