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.”
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