Saturday, November 9, 2013

Where Does the Time Go?


Good grief!  

November 9, 1963 -- it seems like forever ago . . . and it seems like no time at all.


But what an interesting time it's been -- from sharing a classroom through 7th, 8th, and 9th grades, to 'going steady' in 12th grade, to marrying three years later -- college, teaching, graduate school,  more teaching, building a little house on a lake in Florida, our first child,  and then the decision to buy a farm. . . . another child . . . and total immersion in the world of raising tobacco, milking cows, butchering pigs, making a garden . . .

 
We share so much history . . . can finish each other's sentences . . . 
sometimes before they're barely begun. 

A few days before our wedding,  we attended John's grandparents' 50th anniversary party -- at which his grandfather made a little speech beginning with "Being married to the same woman for fifty years shows a terrible lack of imagination..."

Thank you, John, for being equally unimaginative . . . for all the good times . . . for two fine sons . . .  for indulging me with multiple dogs and cats . . . and for not fussing when I squeeze the toothpaste tube in the middle. 

We've made a very pleasant life . . .



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23 comments:

Novice Naturalist said...
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Novice Naturalist said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful post..

Ms. A said...

Vicki, knowing that marriage is give and take, through thick and thin, agree or disagree, good and bad, I'd say the two of you have done very well! Congratulations, best wishes and many, many more years together!

katy gilmore said...

Oh Congratulations Vicki! 50 years! Well done I say! xo

Sam Hoffer @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Happy Anniversary you two. Time does fly when you're with the one you love. We can read each other's minds too and now that we're older, finishing sentences comes in quite handy :)

Have a great day and drink some champagne.
Sam

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Congrats to you two. But I'm pretty sure those last 3 pics weren't of the lucky couple in the first one!

Carol Murdock said...

Congratulations John & Vicki, what a story you two share!

Brian Miller said...

yay. happy anniversary you two! this made me smile big...i am chasing you....though a little far behind...ha....

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CuP2YQTUlE

Deana the queena

NCmountainwoman said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! Choosing the right partner makes all the difference.

Mel said...

Happy anniversary and may you have many more. Loved the photos!

Wayfarin' Stranger said...

Congratulations. And to think, another twenty years together isn't beyond the realm of possibility. Go for a record! Jim

Terri Buster said...

Congratulations!

jennyfreckles said...

Congratulations and every good wish for many more contented years. I shall raise a glass of something or other on your behalf tonight.

StarrlynSnow said...

What a blessing to have walked beside each other all these years and still find it joyful. Congratulations to you both.

StarrlynSnow said...

What a blessing to have walked beside each other all these years and still find it joyful. Congratulations to you both.

dannie said...

Congratulations and hope you share many more years together.

Diotima said...

Congratulations, Vicki, to you both.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Lovely wedding photo and weren't you both fine looking. You have what many folks would love to have had as they walked through life. -- barbara

Frances said...

Vicki, a very Happy Anniversary to you and John. You all were definitely fortunate to meet each other at such young ages, and to have the good sense to agree to join up and see what the coming decades would allow you to experience together.

As an increasingly senior citizen, I am still hoping to discover the whereabouts of a Mr Right for me and him, or a Prince Charming who'd put up for my current self. Glad to report that I remain hopeful for such late life discoveries, even as I continue to learn life skills that allow me to live on my own.

Believe me Vicki, I do know what I have missed and am missing.

xo

Victoria said...

Happy Anniversary, Vicki and John! Wishing you many, many more...

Mamabug said...

Happy anniversary to you & John! 50 years is quite a milestone! My hubby's parents celebrated 68 years together this year. She was 15 and he 19 when they married. They ran off to the next county and got married at the judges house!

Lise said...

Congratulations! When my husband Johny married, we said we looked forward to 50+ years together, even though we knew I'd be 95 and he'd be 107, LOL! Living with love is the only way to go, even if it takes a while to get there. May many more years be in your future together:)