Friday, November 7, 2008

65 Years of Wedded Bliss!

Tonight we celebrated my Grandparents 65th Wedding Anniversary!

A few months ago I posted a prayer request. My 90 year old Grandfather, whom we call "Poppy" had fallen and broken his hip. After surgery and a very long stay in a rehab center he has been home for awhile now and doing well. He can't walk without a walker but he still has his sense of humor and my dear Grandmother, "Granny" has been taking good care of him. He will be 91 in January and "Granny" will be 90 next June.

We enjoyed a wonderful evening of them telling stories about the good ole' days and the ups & downs of married life. One involving my Grandmother throwing a glass baby bottle at my Grandfather's head when he once proclaimed "just because YOU had a baby doesn't mean I have to stay home" . Needless to say he didn't get to go out that night and I don't think he ever tried that again!

Another story that had us all laughing,was of them on their Honeymoon to Niagra Falls, when my Grandfather had awoken to the shadow of a man looming over the bed. He jumped up to defend his bride and tackled the "man" to the floor only to discover that he had defeated his coat hanging on the coat rack!

Yes, there have been many ups & downs in this couple's life but they are an inspiration to us and I see many similarities within my own marriage - except I haven't had to throw any baby bottles! But I only hope that my husband and I will make it to our 65th!
Please help us wish these Love Birds many more years of married bliss!


Mom in High Heels said...

What a handsome couple they were when they got married! And they are darling now! I wish them 65 more years of wedded bliss.
BTW, throwing a bottle at his head is awesome! Go Granny!

Twice as Nice said...

Wow after a long dry spell you are on a blogging roll girl!!

Best wishes to a sweet couple. 65 years is a good long time. God Bless Them!!

Picket said...

Congrats to that beautiful couple....look at that gorgeous wedding gown puddled up on the floor like that.. wow!!!! I loved the baby bottle story!!! lol lol Beautiful post is so good to see you posting again...I have missed you! Hoope you have a great weekend girl!

nikkicrumpet said...

They are so blasted cute!!! And they still love each other. What an accomplishment!

salmagundi said...

What a wonderful testimony to a true marriage - enduring the good with the bad together! Sally

AJ said...

How sweet:) Happy Anniversary!! We just got home from celebrating my husband's godparents' 50th anniversary. They give us a lot to look up to don't they?! :)

laurie said...

I am so glad you came to my blog, which led me over here to yours. I have fallen in love with your dear grandparents. The baby bottle story is just the best! I scrolled through some of your previous postings, and I so remember your beautiful home from RMS. I loved them, and I'm so glad to see them again. I will be back here for sure! "The other Laurie".