Wednesday, May 02, 2012

thirty-one years ago today

Under exactly the same cool, gray skies in Keene, New Hampshire,
Jack and I were married on this day.
Jack was a police officer and I was a bartender.
Our combined take home pay was $140 a week.
We bought our first house just before the wedding for $44,500.
The interest rate was 13%.
We grew our own vegetables and made our own
wines and cordials to save money.
Through immense joys and sorrows,
1 lovely daughter, 10 dogs, 7 cats, 
6 house moves, 62 years of combined careers
and 30 sheep later
we wouldn't trade it for the world.
It's been a fleeting and never-dull ride!
We feel most blessed.

14 comments:

  1. Look at you two! Happy Anniversary to you both!

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    1. The 80's! What a different era. My hair!

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  2. [ CLINK ] !!!
    And may you have thirty one MORE.

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    1. Thank you Christi! It would be nice.

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  3. Wow...how rare it is to hear something like this! Wishing you both 30 more!!! xoxo

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  4. Congratulations and best wishes for many more happy years together!

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    1. Thank you Audrey. We actually raised a glass to 31 more last night with no reservation. Should be a breeze at this point!

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  5. Congratulations! Eileen and I hope that you have many more happy years together. We have our 40th on Sunday 13th. We are staying here http://www.zarinaskettlewell.co.uk/html/the_woodrups_room.htmls and on our anniversary eating here http://grassingtonhousehotel.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks Nigel and congratulations to you both!

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  6. Anonymous6:47 AM

    Congratulations! I wish you both many more years of happiness!
    KnittingKittens

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  7. Wow 31 years....goes to show what love can do! Seems like yesterday that V and I helped you both celebrate the occasion! Continued health and happiness!

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    1. Thank you K&V! You know this as well yourselves!

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