Today is our wedding anniversary. We were married on a cold and snowy day in England, so many years ago. In that same year, some of the songs we danced to were Frank Sinatra’s ‘Strangers in the night’, Nancy Sinatra singing ‘These boots were made for walking’, ‘Reach out, I’ll be there’ by The Four Tops, and “God only knows” and “Good Vibrations” by the Beach Boys. Movies we watched. were ‘Thunderbirds are Go’, ‘Alfie’, starring Michael Caine and Shelley Winters, ‘Born Free’, ‘A Man and a Woman’, ‘Hotel Paradiso’, starring Alec Guinness and Gina Lollobrigida, and also the first ‘Batman’ movie.
The Prime Minister of England, where were living at the time, was Harold Wilson; Lyndon Johnson was President of the USA, and B J Vorster was Prime Minister of South Africa.
It was the year Walt Disney died and Halle Berry was born; the year England won the Soccer World Cup, and four years after the death of Marilyn Monroe. Can you work out what year it was?
As a very young couple of newly weds, we had very little in the way of money or material things, but what we did have, was our love and dream of a ‘happily ever after’ life together. Now, two wonderful children and five grandchildren later, we once again celebrate our love for one another. So many years have passed since we said “I do,” and yet it’s hard to believe that we’re that much older than we were then. We’re just the same two people, still happily in love and looking forward to many more years together. At times it’s been an exciting roller coaster ride, then there have been the calm, smooth sailing periods when we’ve just coasted along without too much effort at all. Through all these years, I’ve been so fortunate to have had someone who loves me unconditionally and without reserve; someone I can totally depend on to always be there for me through thick and thin. I just couldn’t imagine life without my wonderful man. We’re true soul mates, and although we’re very different in many ways, we get along so well. We’ve laughed together, cried together, and most importantly of all, we’ve stayed together.
“A kiss is just a kiss till you find the one you love.
A hug is just a hug, till you find the one you’re always thinking of.
A dream is just a dream till it magically comes true
Love was just a word till I heard it from you.” ~ anon.
This post is in answer to Jake’s Sunday Post Challenge “Follow your dreams.”
1966. Congratulations on your 47 years!
Thanks so much. We married in December, so still a way to go to the 47th, but I’m sure we’ll make it. 😀
A little late darling Syl and hubbie…. but comes sincerely with good wishes and mazel tov for many more to come. (Ours was 2 days after you) :). Hugs xxx
Thanks so much, Dinxie. 🙂
Happy anniversary AD… Blessing to you.. !!
Thanks so much, Bams. 🙂
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What a wonderful blessing and gift of love… Happy Anniversary to you & Blessings for more to come!!!! 🙂
Thanks so much, Elizabeth. 🙂
Happy belated anniversary also from me! When you have found the right person, it is meant to last. Up to now and all the way ahead.
Thanks so much, Esenga, for your lovely comment. 🙂
Happy Belated Anniversary wishes to you both. It is a testament to your fortitude to have accomplished in your years of marriage this loving life. Your words resonated with me. I, too, was a young wide eyed young almost woman in 1965 when I wed. A month after my 18th birthday. My eye were full of stars. They are still full of stars today. I am so very grateful, as I’m sure you are, to have been blessed and found my true love.
Blessings to you both ….
Thanks so much for the lovely comment, Izzy. I’m happy for you too. If you find the right person first time, it’s so wonderful. 🙂 xx
Happy belated anniversary, Sylvia. I hope you had a wonderful celebration. It was great to learn so many things about the year you got married: 1966?? How cool is it to remember all of that and to still have a happy marriage after, what, 46 years? Wonderful. There is still hope for all of us. 🙂
Thanks, Cathy. As Marcus Tullius Cicero said, “While there’s life, there’s hope.” 🙂
Ah, yes, I like that hope!! 🙂
Happy anniversary, and many more!
Thanks so much, Naomi. 🙂
Wonderful, AD. Congratulations! It is so rare nowadays to find a couple who have been married to each other for a long time. God bless you both. 😀
Thanks so much for your good wishes, xx adee. 🙂
Congratulations…we wish you more anniversaries to come.
Thank you so much. 🙂
Happy anniversary… from the outback and beyond… may there be many more…
Thanks so much for your wishes, bdt. x
Congratulations to you both – and here’s to a bright and happy future for you both too
Thanks so much. 🙂
Happy anniversary and many more!
Thank you so much. 🙂
Sorry I seem to have missed this post, Sylvia, but sending you belated Anniversary wishes. I’m sure you had a wonderful day 🙂
Thanks, Marianne. Yes we did. 😀
Happy, happy anniversary to you both. Love is a beautiful thing…Cheers!
Thanks so much, cocoa. 🙂
Congrats AD, I know that you and hubby are still very much in love. 😉
That’s for sure. 😀
Congrats! I was one year old when you tied the knot, and the original Batman still the best..:-))
Thanks, Ed. You’re still a spring chicken. 🙂
Maybe a fall chicken..;-)
Congratulations! And many more. 🙂
Thanks you. I sure hope so. 😀
A big congratulations to you both! This is what we all need right now – a story of true and beautiful love. 😀
Thanks so much, Dianne. 🙂 xx
Congratulations to you and the love of your life. Your story inspires me to day to live for love, fight for love, breathe for love, even dance for love. Merry Christmas and best wishes to you and your family.
Thank you for your delightful comment, Island Traveler. Best wishes to you and your family, for a peaceful and joyous Christmas season. 🙂
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ANNIVERSARY!
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Thanks so much, Francine. 🙂
Congratulations and all the best!
Thanks so much. 🙂
Happy anniversary to you and Mr ad!
Thanks so much, Hopestar. 🙂 Hugs xx
Today post is dedicated to you!
Thanks so much, Stefan. 🙂
My hearty congratulations!!! Have a nice day!!!
Thanks so much, RV. 🙂
1966 of course 🙂 Every English person knows when we won the world cup and if they don’t, they are drummed out of the country 🙂
Of course you knew that, Tilly. 😀 Thanks for the good wishes. 🙂
I still can’t believe YOU’VE been married 46 years. I had to look it up. I had WD living 10 years longer than he did. I think he wanted his body perserved until we had eternal life figured out, so that must have thrown me off!!! You’ll have to tell us all the wonderful things you did in one of your next posts. 🙂
Hahaha. Thanks, Marsha. We had a lovely day, out and about together (as usual), We went out for dinner on Friday night, to two parties over the weekend, lunch yesterday, and we’re out for dinner tomorrow night too. It’s all eating and celebrating the past few days. Thursday we leave on our road trip to New Jersey. 😀 So much to do before then. 😯
Have fun! Take lots of pictures. I understand NJ was hit the hardest by Sandy. Take care! 🙂
Thanks, Marsha. My son’s house escaped damage, thank goodness. 🙂
That’s a relief. I’m sure you will have fun – you take it with you wherever you go. 🙂
Congratulations.. Wish you live happily ever after.
So kind, afratadenny. Thank you so much. 🙂
Congratulations on your anniversary, AD! Many, many more years. 🙂
Thanks so much, Amy. We had a very happy day. 🙂 xx
What tender and beautiful sentiments. Thanks for all the info and clues. It’s fun to remember all that went on during a particular year and you have three country’s leaders to refer to. Congratulations on your 46th anniversary. Did I get it right? LIke you, I have a soulmate…coming up on 49 years.
Yes, you’re right, Lynne. Glad you found the clues easy to follow. Congratulations on your long marriage too. 🙂 Hugs
Enjoy the holiday and each other!
Thanks so much, Anne. 🙂
Happy anniversary, Sylvia. You are an inspiration to all. Many more happy years to come. Marsha 🙂
Thank you so much, Marsha. 🙂 xx
Happy Anniversary! Hope you spend a wonderful day together….
Thanks so much, Annie. 🙂 Happy Christmas to you. xx
Happy Anniversary. Keep ’em comin’. 🙂 And they should all be as wonderful and memorable as those gone by. G
Thanks so much for the good wishes, Gemma. 🙂
Congratulations on your anniversary and wishing you many more!
Thanks so much, Phil. 🙂
Happy anniversary! How lucky you are to have found your man and soulmate! Not many of us have…I think. Hope you will have many more lovely years together!
Thanks so much, Ann Christine. 🙂
How lovely, many congratulations!With love maxima
Thanks so much, Stefan. 🙂
Wish you both a very Happy Anniversary and many many more wonderful blissful years together!!
Thanks so much, Deepali. 🙂
Happy Anniversary Sylvia, congratulations on all those years together, in the roller coaster and through the smooth seas … staying together adds to the richness, all those shared memories are a treasure too … many more happy years to you both!
Thanks so much, Christine. 🙂
Lovely lovely romantic feelgood post and just what I need to read on a cold England winters evening! Congratulations
Thanks so much, Dallas. 🙂
How lovely, many congratulations!
Thanks, Gilly. 🙂
Happy Anniversary! Wishing you many more!
Thanks so much, matron. 🙂
Enjoy your special day 🙂
Thanks so much. 🙂
Wonderful and Happy Anniversary! You are indeed truly blessed to be married and in love after all these years! Congratulations!!!!!
Thank, NIcole. Yes, we are very blessed. 🙂
Today is the 17th right? Means it’s my old wedding anniversary too – would have been married 24 years today. Alas. It ended rather ignominiously 😉
No matter though, I hope your day is wonderful, and filled with the happiness that’s to come for many years still – Happy Anniversary AD 😉
Thanks so much for the good wishes. 😀
Happy anniversary 🙂
Thanks so much, Arnold. 🙂
we married 1965 – isn’t it fine, if a couple can look back so many decades?
Congratulations to you too, ft. Yes we are so lucky to have got it right the first time around. 🙂
Well,I wish you a very happy,very blessed and very special 46th anniversary,my good friend! Not quite as happy,blessed,and as special as next years though 😀
Thanks so much Steve for the awesome wishes. 😀
Happy anniversary, may there be as many more years left in your journey!
Thanks so much, Marcia. 🙂
Congrats to you both.
Congratulations to you both, we wish you many many happy years together. Sue & Roger xx
Happy Anniversary Sylvia. May you and your soul mate have many more joy-filled years together. 🙂
Happy Anniversary 🙂
Beautiful post, yes follow your dream my friend like water flowing
awwww – congratulations – this was a beautiful post! Hope you have a wonderful time celebrating!
Happy Anniversary to you both. Hope you have a really wonderful day. 🙂 How about posting a wedding photo? Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2012 11:46:12 +0000 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
What a wonderful tribute post! Congrats to both of you. Enjoy!
Thanks so much, Ruth. 🙂
Happy Anniversary…I hope you have a wonderful day together you have so much to be proud of in your life that you built together 🙂
Thanks so much, Suzanne. 🙂 x
Some would say ‘what an achievement’, others would sigh and think how lucky you two have been, still others might wonder what your secret has been – me I think it’s all three, and offer my congratulations and best wishes for the next decades of your lives together. 🙂
Thanks for your lovely comment, No secrets, just give and take, and lots of loving. 🙂
Happy Anniversary!!!!! A big kiss….
Thanks so much for the good wishes and the ‘big kiss’. 😀
Happy Anniversary! May you have many more happy years together.
Thanks so much, Debra. 🙂
ahh this is so wonderful to read. Congratulations to both of you (((HUG)))
Thanks so much, Flower. 🙂 xx
Beautiful post my friend , I love it thank you for sharing 🙂
Thanks so much, Jake. 🙂
My pleasure my friend 🙂
Such a sweet young couple! You two are an inspiration! Hope you have a truly wonderful day!
Thanks so much, dear Gunta. I’m sure we will have a wonderful day. No work on the kitchen allowed. 😀 xx
Happy Anniversary and congratulations. You certainly had great music at your wedding. So wonderful that you found your soul mate. Just beautiful.
Thanks so much, Susan. I love the music of that era. 🙂
Happiness and Blessing. Thank you, love, nia
Thanks so much, dear nia. x
You got married 2 years and 11 days after my parents. Happy anniversary. Hope you both enjoy your day
Thanks so much, Alistair. 🙂
Herzlichen Glückwunsch and the best wishes for your next 40 years 😉
Vielen dank. Ich hoffe wirklich, so. 🙂
sure you will !!! *crossmyfingers* 🙂
Thanks, Tandy. 🙂
That’s a coincidence! I played the Beach Boys this morning while dusting the furniture.
My mathematical brain is on holiday so I won’t guess the number of years you’ve been together. Well done, C!! Just joking 😉
Hahaha. C says, “Thanks, I deserve a medal.” 😀 I still love those Beach Boys.
Many, many congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Paradise! Cheers to your longevity with hopes of many more.
Thanks so much, Frank. I needed two tissues whilst sitting holding hands and listening to this blast from the past. 😉
Hope the two of you have a day full of fun and an hour for Magoo’s Christmas Carol.
We’ll be out for most of the day and also this evening, but maybe some time. 😀
That year is just over 20 years before I was born! 😉
Congrats on the wedding anniversary. May you grow old and wrinkly with by each others side, as in love with each other as you are now 🙂
Thanks so much, TA. I don’t know about the “wrinkly” bit, but Thanks for your good wishes. 😀
A Very Happy Anniversary Sylivia. May you have many more! 🙂
Thanks so much, Adrian. 🙂
Sylvia – A December bride. Congrats to you and The Hub.
Thanks so much, Tom. 🙂
I know the year because they’re still going about the worldcup. congratulations may you have many more
Hahahaha. Yes they are! 😀 Thanks for the good wishes, BC.
Happiest of anniversaries ! May you celebrate your love for many years to come.
Thanks so much, Emily. I hope so too. 🙂
Hearty congratulations on the big day. Pity you are so mysterious about the year as I experienced all those “STARS” before and after my marriage. Enjoy a super celebratory evening, I will drink a toast to you on the slopes of Table Mountain.
Thanks for the good wishes, newsy. You obviously beat us to the wedding vows. 🙂