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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sixty-Eight Years Ago:

My parents were married 68 years ago yesterday.

They -- ahem -- "displeased" their parents by eloping to Reno, Nevada in 1942.

My mother passed away in 2002 at the age of 80; my father last year at the age of 88.

Happy Anniversary, Dad and Mom. I love you both.

See? We're still thinking about you.


My wife and I did the same thing, in Nevada, in 2007.


Blogger David Wyatt said...

So precious! Mine will be married 61 years in June Lord willing!

Sat Apr 24, 09:11:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Ray said...

That's nice ;)

Sat Apr 24, 10:08:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Unknown said...

God Bless, BZ.

Sat Apr 24, 11:33:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Right Truth said...

What a great tribute. It must have been true love, because it lasted forever. Same to you and your wife. My hubby and I will be celebrating 38 years of marriage this year.

Have a great Sunday.

Right Truth

Sun Apr 25, 06:04:00 AM PDT  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

Thus it is how those who have passed guide our hand to this very day.

Happy Anniversary!

May we remember many more together.

Sun Apr 25, 08:09:00 AM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

Nice post BZ...

Sun Apr 25, 09:09:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Thanks everyone. Hope your day is great, your skies blue, your families healthy.


Sun Apr 25, 10:47:00 AM PDT  
Blogger CJ said...

What a good looking couple they were!

My parents would've been married 59 years last March. My dad's been gone since 1977 and there are still times when it feels like yesterday. My mom went to join him in 2003.

I think about both of them often.


Sun Apr 25, 11:48:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Edith Bunker said...

Wow, that's a long time, & I've gotten the impression from some of your previous posts that they still liked each other. I'm finding the whole marriage thing harder than it looks.
Your Mom was quite the Betty!

Sun Apr 25, 01:54:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Law and Order Teacher said...

My parents were married 56 years when my dad passed in 2008. Congratulations to your parents.

Sun Apr 25, 02:58:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

cj: it's been slightly over one year for my Dad's passing and I find it still tough. I know most of you find it tedious, but I still find it tough. I purposely try to limit my reflections of my parents here on the blog. My brothers have both gotten past it. I'm still being foolish.

Mrs Bunker: they truly loved each other. They had good and bad times and they never said ONE word bad about each other in public or around us kids. They stayed through thick and thin. They were, in reflection, amazing parents. A generation past.

LOT: man, sorry to hear of your father passing. It's not easy.


Sun Apr 25, 05:10:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Maggie Thornton said...

This is a lovely tribute BZ. What a sad day when families see these anniversaries come and go, and don't even give them a thought. My parents would have been married 69 years this summers if my Dad was still alive. As it is, my brothers and I begin talking with Mother about it days in advance, and while we don't celebrate, we surely acknowledge it.

This is a beautiful pic. I know it is cherished.

Sun Apr 25, 05:45:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Thank you Maggie. It is a moment frozen in time, a moment I'll treasure until my very own death.


Sun Apr 25, 06:13:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a good looking bunch right there. Good stuff.

Sun Apr 25, 06:21:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Unknown said...

They are a beautiful couple BZ! Celebrating their anniversay in heaven with champaign I bet!

Mine will be married 48 years this July. And they still like each other too.

Nice post hun. :)

Mon Apr 26, 06:01:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Greybeard said...

Tedious BZ?
Most either have, or will, experience losing parents, the foundation of our lives.
I lost Dad in 2003.
You write about your feelings, and I, for one, will almost certainly be reminded of similar emotions.
It's therapy for us all.

Mon Apr 26, 12:27:00 PM PDT  
Blogger CJ said...

BZ -

You are not being tedious nor am I tired of hearing about your dad. Like I said, even after 33 years I still have days when I miss my dad terribly.

We all grieve at our own pace, in our own way. If talking about your parents here helps you with that process, more power to you. Reading your thoughts on your father helps me feel closer to mine. So please, carry on.


Mon Apr 26, 02:53:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Thanks cj, Greybeard and peedee; sometimes its nice and therapeutic, but not too frequently.


Tue Apr 27, 05:15:00 PM PDT  

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