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Welcome to The Writer’s Post Thursday Blog Hop # 83.


This week’s host is Michelle Liew of Muses from the Deep

The chosen theme:


My husband turns 63 years old tomorrow. Typing that honestly jars me.
Shocking that so much time has passed!

When we met, he was a few months shy of 21 and I was 16. Instant mutual dislike turned into friendship, then love. It will be our 40th anniversary in August and that too is shocking, but also amazing and wonderful! Most people said it wouldn’t last. We showed them, didn’t we? 😀

It seems, the older we get, the more we reminisce and savour our memories of times past.

I have two dear friends, whom I’ve known for decades and our conversations often turn to all the good, (and not so good 😉 ), fun we had in our “wild and wonderful” days of yore.

This is a positive thing and not the same as “dwelling in the past”, which is largely a negative activity, whereby one is haunted by past mistakes, etc.

Isn’t it wonderful to know that when we reach old age and the infirmities thereof, we will always have those memories to make us smile?

So, let’s get out there and make some more, yes?

Non-blogging friends:

What are some of YOUR favourite memories? Do you reminisce often?

Looking forward to your comments.

Blog hop participants, please leave a comment and add the link to your post HERE.

Michelle says:

“The PROMPT for this week’s post is to EITHER:




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Debbie D.
Canine Innkeeper in suburban Toronto, Canada, known as "The Doglady". Writer/website owner, photographer, animal lover, music fanatic, inveterate traveller. History, literature and cinema buff. Eternal "hippie/rockchick". Binational, German/Canadian and multilingual. Looking for the next adventure!
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21 thoughts on “MEMORIES

  1. I came by on this post via your post about your 41st Anniversary. Happy Anniversary, Debbie! You are such an inspiration to all of us youngsters who think that minor disagreements are valid grounds for separation. 🙂 It was lovely to go through your photos 🙂

  2. Thanks for taking us down memory lane and congrats on your anniversary.
    Dropping by from the Memories blog hop.

  3. Congratulations on so many years of marriage. That is awesome. I loved seeing how you and your husband changed over the years!

  4. Hi Debbie, I’d like to wish you a very well-deserved congratulations on your upcoming 40th Anniversary! My wife and I celebrated our 41st this past February. You’re right, we both made it against all odds!

    Since you’re a self-proclaimed “dog lady”, I wonder if I can send you a sample of our product named Helios. It’s a natural, tea-tree-oil based cleaner that completely removes any trace of odor or stain that might have been left by an errant or maybe even angry dog or cat. Unlike any of the enzyme cleaners, Helios completely and permanently removes the uric acid crystals, which as you may know, are the source of any urine odors. And because of the nature of tea tree oil, Helios also removes any odor or stain associated with organic contaminants like feces, vomit, skunk, fish odor – and believe it or not – stinky smells left in your shoes. We’re also finding that Helios removes the residues left by those “miracle” enzyme cleaners as well.

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    Thanks! I hope to hear from you!

    1. Hi Rick; Congratulations on your long and successful marriage as well. 🙂 Your product looks interesting and for sure, I’m always searching for the ideal cleaner. Do you really want to go through the time and expense of sending a sample up to Canada though? What are you hoping for in return? In my experience, there’s no such thing as something for nothing. I don’t do product reviews and my blog isn’t set up for advertising at this point, (perhaps in future). Do you have a Canadian distributor? Your philanthropic endeavours are certainly admirable. Please tell me what your objective here is. Thanks and regards,

  5. Loved looking at your pictures…you both just age gracefully and it’s easy to see how happy you both have been all these years.

    I hope to share some pics like that with my hubby too.

    I’m always thinking about special moments in my life. My favorite is hanging out with the family on the porch and listening to my uncles tell their tall stories and jokes….those were the days. 🙂

    Thanks for taking me down memory lane Debbie. Happy Friday my dear and have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Glad you enjoyed this post, Corina. It hasn’t been all hearts and flowers though. We had our share of strife too, but fortunately were able to overcome those difficulties. Hanging out on the porch sounds great! 🙂 We do that on the back deck and it’s so peaceful and serene. Great stress relief! Thanks for visiting and you have a wonderful weekend as well.

  6. Happy birthday to your husband. Another two months to go for 40? Isn’t that wonderful. I love your pictures ‘down the ages’. My parents completed 62 years of marriage this year! 🙂

    1. Congratulations to your parents, Corinne! That’s even more amazing. 🙂 Glad you enjoyed my little photo collage. Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend.

  7. You have such wonderful memories together.
    Happy B’day to your husband,
    Happy wedding anniversary to both of you!
    You are one gorgeous lady! Keep that smile always 🙂

  8. It was really nice going down your memory lanes with the frozen stills. Congrats in advance for your 40th wedding anniversary. Memories of the past are always a pleasure.

  9. Hi Debbie,
    Happy b’day to your hubby, and these are amazing pictures! Must also compliment you on your site…very well thought out and organized! Thanks for linking with the prompt too!

    1. Thank you very much, Michelle. 😀 Glad you enjoyed the post and also the site. Sorry about that little glitch earlier. 🙁

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