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Forty-one Years [Nov. 1st, 2010|09:20 am]
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Today's our forty-first anniversary. Celebrated so far with bacon at breakfast and a slow dance in the kitchen, to the hummed tune of "Tea for Two."

A lot of memories to look over, like old snapshots..."Wasn't this the time...?" "OMG, look how skinny we were!"

Ups and downs, as anyone has in that length of time. Nothing turned out the way we imagined it would 41 years ago...for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health...but the one thing we were both fixed on...we're still here, still together, still loving.

The thought we had (or I had, anyway) that All Saints Day was a good day for a wedding (easy to remember, anyway) and Halloween a good night for a rehearsal dinner has been tempered in recent years by the realization that the church and choir directors tend to think of All Saints/All Souls as a great time for choir performances...last year, on our 40th, we each had one, in different choirs, in different churches, just barely offset enough that I got to hear his.   This year  I have the Durufle Requiem tomorrow night--and a dress rehearsal tonight.

Instead of a dinner out somewhere, a dance in the kitchen in the morning.   Flexibility (if not of knees and backs, of responses to life's challenges.)  Shared laughter, shared tears (less than of shared laughter), all that other sentimental stuff.  It's been a very full forty-one years.


[User Picture]From: fair_witness
2010-11-01 03:22 pm (UTC)
Happy anniversary, you two. :)
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[User Picture]From: wcg
2010-11-01 03:35 pm (UTC)
Happy anniversary!
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[User Picture]From: xinef
2010-11-01 03:47 pm (UTC)
Happy Anniversary. Forty-one years is a great record to celebrate.
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[User Picture]From: ladymurmur
2010-11-01 04:26 pm (UTC)
Happy anniversary! And wishing you many more to come!

Yes, having an anniversary on an established holiday comes with its share of good points as well as inconveniences. We accidentally got married on Valentine's Day. Trying to make reservations can get a bit interesting, but at least the whole world has decorated for us! :-)
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[User Picture]From: controuble
2010-11-01 04:36 pm (UTC)
Happy Anniversary to you both.
And here's to many, many more.
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[User Picture]From: judith_dascoyne
2010-11-01 05:27 pm (UTC)
Congratulations and may you have many more.
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From: vyrdolak1998
2010-11-01 05:54 pm (UTC)
Happy Anniversary!
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[User Picture]From: martianmooncrab
2010-11-01 05:57 pm (UTC)
Happy Anniversary!
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[User Picture]From: a4nightblade
2010-11-01 06:15 pm (UTC)
Happy 41st anniversary to you both!
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[User Picture]From: desperance
2010-11-01 06:20 pm (UTC)
Yay celebratory bacon! Have a great day, and many more of these.
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-11-01 06:57 pm (UTC)


In the old style well wishing:

May you live as long as you like, and love as long as you live.

~Gretchen in MN
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[User Picture]From: silverbackbutch
2010-11-01 06:58 pm (UTC)
Happy 41 and may there be many happy more. Blessings on you both.
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[User Picture]From: dnellin
2010-11-01 07:18 pm (UTC)
There is nothing better than a good marriage. So happy to wish you a Happy 41st Anniversary and many more.
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[User Picture]From: mrs_redboots
2010-11-01 08:41 pm (UTC)
Happy Anniversary! We got engaged on Bonfire Night, 32 years ago, and try to celebrate that, as well as our wedding anniversary at the end of March. Mind you, this year we are thinking mostly about celebrating Husband's 60th next month!
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[User Picture]From: melissajm
2010-11-01 10:20 pm (UTC)
Happy Anniversary!
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[User Picture]From: catsittingstill
2010-11-01 10:52 pm (UTC)
Happy Anniversary!
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[User Picture]From: dirtwitch
2010-11-01 11:17 pm (UTC)
Happy! So glad for you both!
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[User Picture]From: ebeeman
2010-11-02 03:01 am (UTC)
That's wonderful. Congratulations!

I can't believe Steve and I are coming up to our 16th anniversary.

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[User Picture]From: torainfor
2010-11-02 04:43 am (UTC)
Happy Anniversary.

Halloween is a very special, yet schedule-bending time for us--it's my husband's birthday.
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[User Picture]From: londonbard
2010-11-02 05:11 am (UTC)
Happy anniversery!
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[User Picture]From: friar_bacon
2010-11-02 01:43 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! May your many future anniversaries find you in good health, mentally and physically.
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[User Picture]From: made_of_paradox
2010-11-04 10:43 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: kk1raven
2010-11-04 10:50 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on your anniversary. Forty-one years is an impressive accomplishment.
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[User Picture]From: 90sbondgirl
2010-11-05 03:01 am (UTC)
Wow! 41 years! Congratulations!
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[User Picture]From: filkferengi
2010-11-08 03:53 am (UTC)
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