Saturday, September 10, 2016

Fifty-One Years and Counting

Today is our 51st wedding anniversary!  I know I say it every year, but it's so true, it just doesn't seem possible that we've been married that long.  Not a blink of an eye, but oh so quickly.
Starting when we were still teenagers we've lived in 2 countries, 4 states, 9 towns, 15 houses or apartments, had 15 cars and 1 truck, 4 dogs, 8 cats, 2 horses, 1 goat, 1 donkey, 1 parrot, numerous fish, at least 2 lizards, an assortment of turtles and ONE daughter.
We exchanged gifts and cards today, but will celebrate with our daughter in Japan.

32 comments:

  1. Many congratulations, that's quite an achievement. May you celebrate many more happy anniversaries together.

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  2. A very Happy Anniversary to you both.
    xx

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  3. Happy Anniversay to you both-you were a beautiful and happy bride. I found your blog from Mum (above). God willing, we will celebrate 45 years on Christmas Eve. Catriona in Scotland

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  4. Congratulations to you both, and how lovely that you will celebrate with your daughter in Japan - it will make it a very memorable occasion.

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  5. What a wonderful milestone. 51...I love all the animals you have enjoyed over those years, the places you've lived and the houses you have made homes. And a lovely daughter to boot. Life is good. Congratulations. Love your Wedding Picture.

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  6. You've been having quite an adventure in those 51 years Janet! Congratulations to you and Mac. You look like a very happy couple in your wedding photo. Have a wonderful time celebrating when you meet up with your daughter.
    Wendy

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  7. Many congratulation to you and Mac. I hope you have a wonderful celebration with your daughter:)

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  8. How wonderful! You've had quite an adventure. Congratulations and happy anniversary.

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  9. What a wonderful story of a life long love (51 years is a life time to me) and hoping you enjoy many more years together.

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  10. CONGRATULATIONS! I hope you have a trip to celebrate such a joyous occasion. Pat xx

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  11. Happy Anniversary! An accomplishment indeed! Wishing you many more years together!

    betty

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  12. Have a great anniversary and enjoy that holiday in Japan with your daughter. B x

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  13. happy anniversary! I hope you both had a fantastic day!

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  14. Congratulations..! That's an achievement..! Enjoy Japan with your daughter

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  15. Good for you! Congratulations, best wishes.

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  16. Happy Anniversary and congrats on a wonderful life together.
    Meredith

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  17. Happy anniversary to you and your husband! Celebrating in Japan will be a great way to mark the occasion.

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  18. Thanks to all of you for your kind words.

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  19. Happy anniversary!! What a sweet post. How did you ever remember all those things...animals and cars...

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  20. Congratulations! We celebrated 51 years also in June of this year. 'A lot of water has gone under the bridge' as they say, in those years, just like you, but it's wonderful to be together. I'm sure you'll have a special celebration with your daughter in Japan.

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  21. Congratulations to you both! Hope you have a very happy anniversary and an equally happy celebration in Japan.

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  22. Happy Anniversary Wishes from me too...

    All the best Jan

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  23. Such an amazing milestone - Happy Anniversary to you both and a lovely celebration with your daughter, too! xx Karen

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  24. Happy Belated Anniversary, Janet and Mac. As you know, I'm not here much lately, so only saw this today. Hope you had a wonderful day.

    Marianne from
    Let's Read

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  25. Oh! We were in England, so I didn't see this but I hope you had a wonderful anniversary!! xx
    And I love the photo of you two!

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  26. Good to look at that happy photo and know that you have a happy married life ahead of you!

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  27. Good to look at that happy photo and know that you have a happy married life ahead of you!

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  28. Congratulations Janet. (We celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary on the 10 September this year!) I have been scrolling back through your Japan photos - a beautiful treat, thank you - and also remembering the horror of 9/11 and, on a happier note, the many business trips I made to Atlanta, GA in the late 80s and early 90s. Wishing you many more years of wonderful travel.

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  29. Belated congratulations - 51 years??? Wow! And a lovely photograph too.

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