It was 41 years ago today!
On August 4, 1973 my husband and I got married. There was opposition from all sides and one of his aunts even cursed us! We had been living together and decided to get hitched on impulse. I had an anti-marriage bias and this was a “now or never” type of situation. With only two months lead time, we managed to pull together a formal Italian style reception, complete with live band and multi-course feast.
Everyone had a blast!
There have been many ups and downs over the years, but we always made it a point to celebrate our anniversary. Some have been more memorable than others. In the first decade, there were house parties that lasted long into the night and sometimes even the next morning. Those were the Halcyon days!
Our 10th, 20th and 25th anniversaries were spent in Niagara Falls (only 93 km. = 58 mi. from home), at the Love Boat Restaurant, a favourite haunt for over 30 years.
The biggest and best anniversary to date was our 40th, which consisted of a month-long jaunt through Europe, including a two-week tour of Greece, plus visits to Hubby’s birthplace in Italy, and mine in Germany. It’s going to be difficult to top that, but perhaps for our 50th?
We’re just taking things easy at home with the dogs today (it’s a long weekend here), enjoying Mimosas at breakfast and seafood for dinner. Come Saturday, there will be a short overnight road trip to Casino Rama for a Moody Blues concert. One of my favourite bands of all time!
Want to know the secrets of our success?
Read my advice on the subject, plus some interesting anecdotes HERE.
More memories HERE.
To my ever lovin’ other half I say:
HAPPY 41ST ANNIVERSARY, SCHATZ! ♥
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