Monday, February 8, 2010

Silver Anniversary!

Today is our Silver Anniversary.
We met in an automotive garage, we chatted on a CB radio.
Meet Horrible and Cherokee Rose ( our CB handles in 1984) chatting turned to dating and dating to marriage and here we are Married a Quarter of a Century

This photo was taken in December 1984 a few weeks before we were married on Feb 08, 1985.
Side by side – Year by year
We Blinked and 25 years gone!

A marriage anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
Bob and Me at my son's backyard wedding in 1986 one should mention I don't look like I did in this picture.

The difficulty with married life is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character
Click on photo to see me and the puppies
1985 our back yard puppy farm we inherited from a neighbor, 5 sets of idential twins, one litter. Max is the one we kept.
In our case make that 2 human Characters who love humor and 4 canine characters over 25 years, we now have only 2 Canine Characters.

Feb 8, 1985, we were married in the courthouse so no wedding photos to post here. Second marriage, grown children and a new and wonderful life together. Just the 2 of us. NOT. we both love animals, especially dogs. the year we married we found Max next door.

Max and his daddy Bob, Max was with us for the first 15 years, he did everything with daddy. We do not tell Jake and Baby, Max was daddies favorite character, including mommy.

When Max died in 2002 we added Baby Girl and Cooper, then in 2005 we added Jake.
Our celebration today of 25 years does and always will include the two of us and our wonderful four paw children.

I close with a few comments on marriage from the internet well.

Spouse: someone who'll stand by you through all the trouble you wouldn't have had if you'd stayed single   Anonymous

Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.  Henry Ford

It calls for a celebration when a couple has been together for a quarter of a century and their relationship has survived the battles of this disparaging world Anonymous

The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret    Henny Youngman
Rita Rudner said my favorite......
I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.


Snapper II said...

Let me be the first. Congratulations to Sandra and Bob on 25 years of success. Have a Blessed 25 more.

Madeline said...

Let me be second! Happy Anniversary Hangeys!!! This is definitely a milestone. Yall keep on and you will catch up with us!! (46, soon to be 47 years) :-) These days if you make it past 6 months, you have done well. Love the blog, love all the pictures the info and quotes. All true!Hope yall have a wonderful day and many more happy years together. God bless you both. Love yall.

Snapper II said...

I forgot, I love the car in the pic. Where did it come from? Is that the replacement for your dinged up car? You go girl.

Ginny said...

What splended pictures! Happy, Happy, anniversary!!! I just adored going through these pictures over and over. Love seeing you younger, and getting a better look at Bob! I agree that the Rita Rudner quote is best. I used to enjoy her. Whatever happened to her? I see that Bob can have a feisty glint in his eyes,and you were and ARE beautiful. Your love of all God's creatures and great sense of humor just make you glow. What did you do on your splecial day? Will I see lovely heaping plates of food on the next post?

SD at "Addicted to The Click" said...

Happy Anniversary and congratulations! I hope you have a fabulous celebration time together!

SquirrelQueen said...

Happy Anniversary!
The silver anniversary is definitely a milestone to be proud of these days. We have ten more years to go before we catch up with you. Love your photos and new header. Is the header shot from a car show?
Once again Happy Anniversary and may the next 25 be filled with happiness.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Congrats Sandra.... I love looking at the old pictures. Guess you have not seen hubby without his beard... Have you ever asked him to try something different?????? ha ha

Are you all going out to dinner today??? You should... You have had 25 wonderful years. Here's wishing for 25 more!!!

Congrats to both of you.

Tipper said...

What a wonderful post!! Congrats on the Anniversary and loved the photos you shared too.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Sandra. Hope you have many more years of good health, happiness and peace.

DawnTreader said...

Happy Anniversary, Sandra!

And nice flower collage in the page header! :)

Lola said...

Congratulations on 25 years. It is a real milestone these days. So have a happy day and do something fun. Enjoyed the pics too.

Alice said...

Congratulations, Bob and Sandra!
We,too, celebrated our 25th last summer..... it is a true milestone these days!!
I also enjoyed th update on your Vue and the funny stories of the Queen Mary! Amazing how we get attached to our vehicles!! Thanks for sharing your life stories with us and the great photos of course!!

marinela said...

Happy Anniversary!
Really wonderful post :)

MedaM said...

I am sorry I late. Congratulations on 25 years. I think it is never too late to wish you both many more years of good health, love, happiness and everything else you wish for yourself.