Monday, July 25, 2011

Forty Years Together

Today is John and my 40th wedding anniversary.  Wow – 40 years!  That is a long time… most of the time it sure doesn’t feel like we have been married that long…. but then again it is hard to remember not being married to my best friend and the love of my life.
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This photo taken on our wedding day in 1971 brings back many happy memories.  All the friends, and relatives that attended made the day special, many who are gone now.  I was the first of the 5 of my brothers and sisters to get married and my dad was so nervous that day when he walked me down the isle he was shaking.  I just look at John’s dark hair and my long red hair in this photo and I sigh.  When did John’s hair turn grey and mine fade to tan/blondish with a little white at the temples?  Of course the pounds have been added to our bones over the years to round us out a little too.  Oh well, everyone changes as they age and we roll with those changes as that is not what is really important.

We were married the summer we both graduated from the University of Nebraska.  We dated for 2 years before we were married but were friends most of our 4 years we were in college.

I made my wedding dress and veil in the 2 months after graduation before the wedding.  At that time I did a lot of garment sewing as did my mother so she could advise me as I stitched it if I ran into a problem.  I used a couple of patterns and took what I liked from each to design my dress.
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This is a photo my sister in law took this last weekend of the two of us.  Couldn’t turn down an opportunity since we had our party for my mother’s 90th birthday and were half way dressed up.  Not too bad for a couple of old duffers.

Here’s to many more years together.
Lynn

11 comments:

Stitches said...

Let me be the first to congratulate you on your 40th anniversary. Love the wedding picture and then the "now" picture too. Enjoy the rest of your lives together!!

Quiltin' LibraryLady said...

Happy Anniversary! And you're not so old....the two of you color your hair and you'd pass for 40 or less. You'd have to show your driver's license to get the senior discounts. :-)

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Congratulations Lynn and to your husband too. What a blessing your marriage is, and will be... to many others, I am sure! LOVE the pictures; you're both perfect, just the way you are, and I love it! Thank you for sharing!

Amy said...

Happy Anniversary! Your wedding dress is beautiful. You did a great job sewing your dress.

Elaine Adair said...

Congratulations!!! Where do those years go???

ann hermes said...

You two are just as cute now as you were 40 years ago!

paula, the quilter said...

Happy anniversary, Lynn! You two look great in BOTH the photos.

Geta Grama said...

Happy Anniversary, Lynn! I am glad to see you and John on your wedding day. I wish you many more years together- you both look great.
Happy Birthday to your mother!

Desley said...

Congratulations! Your wedding dress is beautiful. You did a great job making it. I wish you many more happy years together.

tich said...

Congratulations! Sorry i missed your anniversary. Your dress looks lovely - beautiful work as usual. Hope you have many more happy years together.

Chris said...

Congratulations on your 40th anniversary! I always enjoy seeing pictures of people then and now. You look just as happy in the current picture as you did at the wedding. That is a precious thing - you have been very blessed.

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