Friday, February 11, 2011

Happy Anniversary~!


Today is our 50th wedding anniversary~! Ya-Hoo We made it ~! 50 years ago we were 17 years old and still juniors in high school.. Very young.. DON"T recommend this to anyone. Had our first child in September, and 3 more children to follow. My children were my life.. I loved them dearly and thought that each one was so precious.
On the day of our wedding it was cold and snowy.. When we turned around after the I do's were done and we kissed , everyone in the audiance looked like they had been to a funeral.. So sad.. Yes, we were young, toooooo young but we were being responsible and taking on a new life for each other. Back in 1961 it was expected that if you were pregant before marriage you got married. I went to night school and finished my junior year and Dave went on to finish his junior year and graduated in 1962. We built a home on Dave's parents farm in Ohio. It was great and not saying it was always great because we had our ups and downs, but who doesn't.. My stronghold through out our marriage has been my strong belief in God and he is still with me today. We live in Iowa now and when we go home for my class reunion we always get a standing ovation. We ~ of course are the longest ones married and always win the prize of a huge bottle of aspirin.
We are going out to breakfast this morning and then go to a movie. IT's a snowy cold day just like 50 years ago and it's a wonderful day~! Have a tiggeriffic day~! ta ta for now...from Iowa

11 comments:

texwisgirl said...

Oh my gosh! What a wonderful post! Congratulations!!! I'm not sure how many couples could have done what you did, starting out so young and with such responsibility. Congrats to you on your courage, heart and stamina!

Laura~peach~ said...

SWEET! Happy Anniversary!!!!! you set an awesome example for every one!!!! :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That's fantastic! Happy anniversary. Sounds like your marriage has been full of life :-)

Lynda said...

Good for you! I was a sixteen year old bride...we didn't make it: but managed to remain friends. My *new* husband and I have been married for 34 years...and it feels like only yesterday we said our *I do's*.
Again: Congratulations and wishing you many, many more years of wedded bliss.

rex22lbs said...

Happy Anniversary! Have a great 50th day!

Home In The Hollow said...

Annie, fifty years together is awesome! And to think, you have wonderful children and grand kids! YOU have made it a wonderful life!...:)JP

sawn61 said...

Great story. Very few make it when starting that young. Congratulations!

gld said...

Congratulations!

We will be married 50 years next spring.

I admire how you have handled your life. I would say you picked a good man.....that is always a plus!

I do have a few years on you in age. We weren't married until I was 21.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I hope you had a wonderful anniversary! 50 years is something to be very proud of.

Tracy said...

WOW!!! Happy Anniversary to you and yours...what is your secret to a happy ful-filling life? I admire anyone who can endure difficult times for that length. Good for you!

Verde Farm said...

Happy Anniversary!! What a wonderful, enduring marriage. So many can only hope to do what you’ve done. So glad you visited Verde Farm--I am happy to have a new blog buddy :)
Happy Valentine’s Day to the wonderful couple :)