Friday, March 29, 2013

Forty-Four Years

...and still living, learning and loving together.
Puyallup, WA
March 29, 1969
Look at all of those young faces!  Time marches on, not always kindly.  From left to right: my brother Don, my sister Jo, Tom's cousin Tommy, my sister Laurie, the newlyweds, my sister Ilene, Tom's brother Dave, my brother Henry, Tom's cousin Danny.

We lost sister Jo and cousin Danny much too early.  But the rest of us are happy, healthy and still making a positive impact on our world.

The Puyallup Valley was known for its daffodils, and yes, that's what the bridesmaids carried and the groomsmen wore on their lapels.  Daffodils have always had a special place in my heart.

And so does that handsome young man at my side.  Youth is fleeting, but love is not.  Tom has been my life partner and best friend through all these years.  

And we have many more to go.

18 comments:

  1. Happy anniversary, Linda and Tom! In March 1969, I was teaching English in Thailand. And in 1969, the first man walked on the moon. So 1969 figures prominently in my life/mind, too.

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  2. Happy Anniversary to you both.

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  3. what an achievement, we are celebrating 20 years together next June but it's not our first marriages! Congratulations....

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  5. Great wedding portrait with beautiful daffodils! Happy 44th.

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  7. Congratulations & best wishes for many more.

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  8. Happy Anniversary to you both -- what a wondrous milestone!!

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  9. Happy Anniversary. 40 years is a big deal.

    Have been wondering how you are doing out there on Whidbey Island. I keep hearing in the news that it is quickly dissolving into the sea.

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  10. Congratulations to you both. You know I am partial to daffodils. I would have loved your wedding. I love the photo. You two have made an awesome team.

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  11. What a simply wonderful story of beautiful people. I am so happy to know you, Linda. I gazed at all the people in that picture for a long time. Happy anniversary one day late! :-)

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  12. Wow! 44 years! That is just too wonderful. What fun to see your beautiful wedding photo. You all looked so beautiful and yes, let's aim for 60!

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  13. Happy anniversary to you and Tom!

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  14. Happy Anniversary! Love the photo. My bridesmaids wore yellow also.

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  15. Everybody is so young! What a wonderful photo, and I hope that you had a very special anniversary.

    Kathy M.

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  16. Happy Anniversary! We were married in late 1969..our guys wore those same tuxcedos! Great old photo! :)

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