a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Forty Years Ago...

Our wedding shower...
Hubby and I have been eating ever since.
The shower and the wedding were in my church,
no longer there.
Met Hubby there during Sunday afternoon
cow pasture baseball games.
Boy, that dress is short!
Me and Dad.
The dress was designed by me,
sewn by Aunt Medie
The veil made by sisters
The bouquet is yellow roses and daisies
A sure sign that I would always be talking
My veil caught in the screen door
 as we exited our country church.
I wanted to be bare foot at my wedding.
Mother protested.
We compromised.
I wore sandals.
I wore a brown stone cross Hubby had given me
through the years, it was lost.
The only photo of me pregnant with our first daughter..
Also with me is our first dog, Tiger, a stray.
Proof that Hubby changed diapers ONCE.

Snapshots of our first year of forty,
May there be forty more.
I love you, Hubby.
Happy Anniversary!

24 comments:

Journaling Woman said...

How great! Happy Anniversary to you both!!!!

Your oldest grandson looks like your husband, doesn't he?

My dresses were short too, but let's face it,girl, we could pull it off. :)

Teresa

Lynne said...

Happy Anniversary! Great post . . .

Love the short skirt . . . Family helping with the dress . . . Hubby proving he could change a diaper . . . I agree, he has a look alike grandson!

Happy Day . . .

Dreaming said...

Congratulations! That's a great accomplishment in this day and age.
I love your dress and the fact that so many folks helped make your vision into reality.
Our 40th is coming in October.

the canned quilter said...

Happy Anniversary!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi Gail, Happy Anniversary to you both! How lucky (for me) that I wondered over from Mona's Whisper Sweetly...blog to find yours. Ireally enjoyed the "about Me" and agree that every person is a mystery. It's part of our uniqueness. Drop by our blog anytime.

SaucyKod said...

Dear Gail - I enjoyed the photos very much and "Your" story over your Wedding Shower, marriage and even hubby changing diapers. I think it neat to know you met during Sunday afternoon cow pasture baseball games. That is so cute.
I think it quite smart that your dress was designed by you and sewn by your Aunt Medie. How many brides can say that, eh :)
Very nice post.
Happy Anniversary to you both and many more.

Farm Girl said...

What sweet pictures! Congratulations On 40 years!!! I had the same flowers in my bouquet, daisy's and yellow roses.
It has gone by too fast hasn't it?
Lots of life in those photos. I hope you both share a lovely day today.

Full Circle Creations said...

Congrats! Here's to 40 more!

Holly

Irene said...

I would have been married forty years today too if it were not for an unfortunate set of circumstances. Congratulations that you are.

Andrew looks a lot like Den. They could easily have been twins.

I didn't know you had been pregnant with a dog, lol.

TexWisGirl said...

aww. congratulations to you both!

Pam Lofton said...

Happy Anniversary! I love the pictures! And that dress was so pretty! Y'all have a great day!

Daryl Edelstein said...

Happy Anniversary!

DesertHen said...

Happy Anniversary!

Love that "proof that hubby changed diapers once" photo! Mine changed them twice, but I have no proof....lol!

Rudee said...

Happy Anniversary!

Terri Buster said...

Congratulations to both of you!

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos Gail . Happy Anniversary to you to kids ! Hope you have a good day !

A Quiet Corner said...

Well, the two of you get Happy Anniversary and many, many more from me!...:)JP

Mary Ann said...

Love the wedding dress, and here's to many more years of wedded bliss!

LindaG said...

Wow. That is fantastic, Gail! Congratulations!
I hope you get your wish. ♥

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!*´¨)
I wish you many more happy and healthy years together!! I really loved your pictures, where does the time go?

camp and cottage living said...

Congrats to you and hubby!
You are a cute couple for sure.
I only have one photo of myself pregnant too and I had 4 kids!

Pat said...

Thanks for letting us take a stroll with you down memory lane! I loved the photos of your wedding!

Happy Anniversary!!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Happy 40th!! Great old photos! Yes dresses were short back then..and gals with nice legs could pull it off!:)

Sue said...

I loved seeing these photos. Quite the cute couple!

=D

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