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Fifty Years Ago Today

Saturday, October 05, 2013

As I started to blog this morning, something about the date seemed important.
October 5th? Not an anniversary or family birthday. Certainly not a significant date in history.

Fortunately, I’ve been on one of my “organize my life” kicks this week and it included jewelry.

The date on this ankle bracelet confirmed my vague memory.

DH and I have officially been together for 50 years. Back in 1963 we didn’t say we were “official.” We called it “going steady” and 50 years have steadily been going by.

Usually I write about DH as the “junk food king of the world.”
Once I wrote about how a chance meeting at a party changed the course of my life.

This morning, I just happen to be annoyed at him for something. That’s to be expected over the course of half a century. So I think I’ll change my focus and think about that commitment made by 2 naïve teenagers (16 and 18) long ago. We’re still here.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JAHINTZY 10/9/2013 10:00AM

    That is so wonderful that you found that :) I loved reading the earlier story that you posted. I hope one day my guy and I might have a similar story to tell. (we met when I was 16, he was 17 on an exchange trip to germany - we started dating within the next year and will celebrate our 10 year anniversary by getting married this spring!)

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MARYJEANSL 10/8/2013 10:59PM

  So beautiful! And congratulations to you both! May you have many more years of happiness! :-)

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LINDAKAY228 10/8/2013 1:09PM

    That is so awesome that after all this time you're still together. Getting harder all the time to find those kind of commitments but there are still a lot out there.

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MJZHERE 10/6/2013 4:33PM

    Loved this blog. Isn't it funny how our perspective changes everything. Happy 50!

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WILSONWR 10/6/2013 10:01AM

    Congratulations! Nothing like a life-long love story!

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SUNSET09 10/6/2013 1:25AM

  Love is forever! emoticon As some people aren't as fortunate! emoticon emoticon

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MERRYMARY42 10/5/2013 10:11PM

    how nice, in fact how very nice, I met my DH on a blind date October 31, 1960, we got married 2 years later, and history is still going on, Congratulations

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TRAVELGRRL 10/5/2013 4:57PM

    How sweet and wonderful! You two were made for each other!!


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SUZYMOBILE 10/5/2013 2:59PM

    Happy anniversary! I was thinking, "50 years ago ... what?" You were born?? LOL!

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SMITTY4RL 10/5/2013 1:48PM

    Happy anniversary! (And many more!) emoticon

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BLUENOSE63 10/5/2013 12:02PM

  I love that you still have that is sometimes what you need to get that loving feelin' back when you are irritated with the DH. There have been times I have had to go back and read love notes from my DH to remind myself why I married him when he has done something of the "are you kidding nature". We have been married 23 years and together 25.

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CELIAMINER 10/5/2013 10:23AM

    What a sweet, loving tribute! Congrats on making memories, enjoying the highs, and weathering the storms for half a century!

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WATERMELLEN 10/5/2013 8:58AM

    So sweet! And yes, enduring relationships include coping with annoyance!! So true!!

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CBLENS 10/5/2013 8:23AM

    very nice indeed.

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_LINDA 10/5/2013 8:19AM

    emoticon Lovely story!! That is fantastic to remain together for such a long time!!! A rarity these days! May you have many more happy times together! Loved your old photos!
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KANOE10 10/5/2013 8:11AM

    How lovely 50 years. I have been married for 40 years. It is good to focus on the committment and shared life together..


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JULIE_DV 10/5/2013 7:40AM

    Oh, I love it! Congratulations! I'm glad that you were able to pinpoint such a special date! emoticon emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 10/5/2013 7:38AM

    Happy commitment-versary? What a wonderful day to remember, and what a wonderful way to refocus on the journey of togetherness! emoticon

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