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Today is our 13th Wedding Anniversary - funny picture!

Sunday, July 21, 2013


Thirteen years ago John and I were married out in my parents back garden. A lot has changed in that time and we've certainly had our trials and tribulations but we've survived. We now live in my parents house (my father passed away in 2006 and my mom moved to a "home") so everyday we look out at the very spot we said our vows.

Peaches, our beloved dog, was my flowergirl and she lead me out to the smiling faces of our close family, friends and neighbours. It was all I could have wished for but even then we had our own unique ways. We didn't want a traditional honeymoon so John's aunt and uncle offered us their cabin. We got a flat tire, I ended up with a horrific migraine but the funniest thing was the morning after!

When I get sick I get cold. John had to light the wood stove and I spent the night lying on a sagging couch in front of it. The pain was pretty intense and it was very late before the medication kicked in and I dosed off. I told John to go to bed and I'd be fine. Sometime early the next morning I woke up in a daze and couldn't find John.

I pulled myself together and went out on the deck to see if I could see him and there he was....dressed in his Aunt Joan's pink fuzzy housecoat, hairy legs and all, chopping more firewood! emoticon

We've always had our own version of romance. We are not your typical lovey dovey couples and we don't very often show our love in public . I told him years ago that if he ever called me "babe" I'd smack him so I'm his "snoo-ger-roo" and he is Johnno.

Anyway, here is what I posted on Facebook for him today

It truly sums up our relationship and our twisted sense of humour. Later tonight we will light a few tea lights on our patio and dance with Maddy, Louisa and Ginger to our wedding song "Forty-five Years From Now" by Stan Rogers,

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KARENCRANER 7/23/2013 3:36PM

    Thank you for sharing the story of you and John! I want to see pictures of the wedding and flower "girl!"

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KANSASROSE67 7/23/2013 12:00PM

    Lovely blog...lovely couple! And your Facebook post is perfect...I don't like all that public gooeyness either!

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JLITT62 7/23/2013 7:17AM

    Happy anniversary! I LOVE your sense of humor - no wonder john loves you!

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GOANNA2 7/23/2013 2:38AM

    Happy Anniversary to you and John. You are made
for each other. emoticon

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LESLIES537 7/22/2013 6:10PM

    Your love is uniquely amazing! Happy Anniversary! emoticon emoticon

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TEMPEST272002 7/22/2013 6:08PM

    Happy anniversary! May you enjoy many more together!

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BOVEY63 7/22/2013 12:08PM

    Happy 13th Anniversary!
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Love the song!

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JOANNANOW 7/22/2013 10:40AM

    Ha ... I like your wedding song! Ian and I just had our 45th anniversary on July 3rd.... the years melt away and you wonder where time goes. The human condition seems to include trials and tribulations... that's what friends are for. If you have a husband that's your friend... you are truly blessed. Sounds like John is your good buddy... weird and wonderful is the way to be!
Happy Anniversary Susan! emoticon emoticon

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LOOKINGUP2012 7/22/2013 10:04AM

    emoticon Love your memories!

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_LINDA 7/22/2013 1:31AM

    emoticon That is truly awesome to have been married for so long and in complete understanding of each other's ways :)
Many more happy moments to come!
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ARTJAC 7/22/2013 12:21AM


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CODEMAULER 7/21/2013 9:26PM

    Congratulations - let love rule!!


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SILVER1369 7/21/2013 8:29PM


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SABLENESS 7/21/2013 6:14PM

    A sense of humor, twisted or otherwise, is a necessary survival tool in any relationship! A friend"s decidedly dark humor made us laugh in dark times. Another's off the wall humor helped us hang in there through mega-frustration. Husband and I celebrated our 39th anniversary this year, and we're still laughing! emoticon thanks for reading my blog. emoticon

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CHUBRUB3 7/21/2013 6:14PM

    Happy Anniversary Susan & John!
Two of a kind is bound to be the lasting kind.
Love and hugs,

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POPSY190 7/21/2013 5:50PM

    Snap! When we married, 17 years ago we told only my parents and one of my colleagues. I had a free period (I was a teacher) at the end of the day and my friend promised to cover for me if I was given relief teaching! We enjoyed our private occasion very much and the excitement went on for months as the news trickled out! Many congratulations on your anniversary and may you have many more happy years together.

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MILLIE-MILOU 7/21/2013 5:09PM

    Happy Anniversary.
I love your FB post. Hubby and I have a similar sense of humour.

Hope you had a great day.

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HOPESINGH 7/21/2013 3:49PM

    Happy anniversary! emoticon

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GEORGIAK25 7/21/2013 3:47PM

    So sweet - Happy anniversary.

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A_NEW_CHAPTER 7/21/2013 2:01PM

    emoticon Enjoy your day! What a wonderful tale - much better than some boring trip!

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HEALTHY4ME 7/21/2013 1:19PM

    Happy Anniversary!!!! Love it sounds just great the way it was. and our honeymoon wasn't great either as a bat got in the cabin and I wasn't staying there! LOL
We will b married 36 years on Thurs July 25... boy seems ages ago that I was that girl of 20! Yes time flies and we have certainly had our ups and downs but that is life and I still wish for more years to come.
My nephew that just moved to St. Johns, with his gf, she calls him Johnoo too...
Have a great day!

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PICKIE98 7/21/2013 1:17PM

    I think your honeymoon sounds great,, fishing, fireplace and friendship.. fuzzy bathrobe s optional... we all know that if it had been a push-up bra, the honeymoon would have been over.. Johnno sounds like a keeper!!!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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E1SPAG 7/21/2013 1:07PM

  Happy Anniversary! emoticon

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ONUTHIN125 7/21/2013 1:05PM

    emoticon What a beautiful story. Nothing in this world is like finding the love of your life. Hold all of your memories close to your heart. I am so happy for you and your Hubby. I have been married for 20 years, and I would not trade 1 minute of our time together. Hope you and yours have a lovely day. Spark On! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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