Monday, October 18, 2010

MARRIED YOUNG

Have I ever confessed that hubby and I married young?  Very young.  I think we were about nine or something like that, I don't remember for sure.  But we had to have been really, really young because today is our 46th anniversary and I know we can't be that old!  46 years?  You've got to be kidding me!

Here is a quick rundown of our married years:
Married October 18, 1964 and moved to Spokane, WA where hubby was stationed in the AF at Fairchild AFB.  In December we left Spokane for Bangor, ME and Dow AFB.  The two oldest kids are Maniacs.  Moved from Maine to California and Beale AFB.  Third kid is a Californian.  Moved from California to Michigan and K.I. Sawyer AFB.   Moved to North Dakota and Grand Forks AFB.  We adopted four kids.  Moved back home to Minnesota and worked at our college until 2006 when we retired to go traveling.  We drove from here to Alaska to Florida to New Foundland to California and many points in between.  In January of 2008 we moved back to Minnesota to help care for my mom.  Mom lost her battle with brain cancer in July 2008.  We are still living in Minnesota.  The end.

We have no big celebration planned.  In fact someone didn't even realize it was the 18th today!  I am doing some decluttering and I figure if I purge three bookcases worth of books that I deserve a Nook.  Just saying.

7 comments:

DynamicDuo said...

I love your spirit of life! Your joyous approach to life and all it offers is refreshing and contagious

Lena . . . said...

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on 46 years. Things like that are rarely heard of anymore. We've made it 43 and like you I was a child bride - 8 or 9 or some such thing (chuckle). We were young enough back then that Ole's mother had to sign for him because he wasn't of legal age. Back then for at least just a few short years, girls were of legal age when they were 18 but guys had to be 21. The good ole' days, huh? Enjoy each day with your hubby, even after all these years. I know I do - but then it's too hard to train a new one, right?

Love Lena

Memaw's memories said...

I lied about my age. I was 16, but my marriage license said 18. I guess lying jinxed it because 19 years later, we divorced. Had we stuck it out, and if he hadn't croaked in 2002, we'd be married 45 years.

Congratulations to both of you.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I haven't logged onto your blogs in ages, so I have a lot of catching up to do!
LuAnn

Mom in MN said...

Hope you two youngsters had a wonderful anniversary!!!!

Lisa said...

Oh that is what I missed out on by not reading your blog regularly. Please forgive me and accept my belated wishes for a wonderful lifetime example to many. Happy Anniversary dear friend, and many many more!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Thanks for stopping by . . .
We too were children when we got married. I had been out of high school a whole 2 days. We just celebrated 40 years in May.
Congratulations to you guys!