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Tomorrow, May 11th, is our 40th anniversary! It'll be a day we two celebrate with a dinner out later in the day, and a traditional champagne toast at 5:11PM! While you're here visiting I thought I'd share a bit of our very first day as husband and wife some four decades ago. I probably won't be online much this weekend, if at all, so I thought I'd share this with you. A bit of our day's history. May 11th, 1968!

[added is a bit of other stuff regarding our special day, so bear with me ---40 years with one loving man is a milestone to me!!! also captions are added with a cursor mouse-over]








Happy Anniversary, Sweet Cheeks!!!






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As of 5:11 PM [MST] on May 11th we will have been in wedded bliss for 40 years, as one!!!
That, including leap years of '72, '76, '80, '84, '88, '92, '96, 2000, '04 and '08 is:
    14, 610 days!
    350,640 hours
    21,038,400 minutes
    1,262,304,000 seconds!!


Yes, we began our wedding ceremony precisely at 5:11PM ---I wanted it that way.
May, 5th month and 11th day - 5:11

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40th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
Traditional Anniversary Gift: Ruby
Modern Anniversary Gift: Garnet

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Love at first sight is easy to understand; it's when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle.
~Amy Bloom


There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.
~Homer


Marriage is that relation between man and woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal.
~Louis Anspacher


To keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you're wrong admit it;
Whenever you're right shut up.
~Ogden Nash


Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry.
~Tom Mullen

84 comments :

  1. Happy Anniversary to you both!!! love seeing those pictures and enjoyed the quotes, very clever!

    Have a wonderful day!

    Cheers!!

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  2. Happy anniversary to you!!

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  3. Happy Anniversary and Happy Mother's Day! How special can tomorrow be? Very much.

    Have a great weekend, Anni.

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  4. Whoa!! Happy Wedding Anniversary!! 40 years! What a lovely marriage! God bless you!

    Mine is here at Rooms in my heart

    Happy Mother's day!

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  5. Congratulations - 40 years is a major accomplishment - and a great Photo Hunt entry.

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  6. happy Anniversary, Anni. And happy mother's day.

    thanks for visiting mine

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  7. yes...happy anniversary & happy mother's day.

    thanks for ur drop

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  8. Happy Anniversary to you both!!!
    Have a GREAT weekend!

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  9. Happy Anniversary. What a beautiful post and 40 years is quite a milestone. Here's to many, many more!

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  10. Congrats and happy 40th anniversary. What an achievement on both your parts! :)

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  11. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! What a blessing to be married so many years in this day and age where marriage just never lasts this long. You and Bud have done a wonderful thing!! i hope that you both have a great weekend and many many more years of marriage.

    Sandy

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  12. Happy 40th anniversary, Anni, and many many more of those.

    (Cannot say we are far behind).

    Have a great weekend.

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  13. Happy Anniversary!!! Have a terrific weekend, and happy photo hunting :)

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  14. How about including one or both of my blogs on your blogroll? I'm certainly well over 50 (75, to be exact). see Never too Late! at www.seniorwriter.blogspot.com and Write your Life! at www.seniormemoirs.blogspot.com.

    Seniorwriter (Marlys M. Styne)

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  15. Happy 40th anniversary! Have a great weekend celebrating.

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  16. Add me to your list of well wishers. Congrats on 40 years...that's some accomplishment!

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  17. Congratulations! That is an achievement. have a wonderful day tomorrow.

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  18. You are just a Hoot, I love the old photos, that is just the way we were and life has been good. Happy 40th

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  19. Happy 40th Anniversary!!!!!!!!!!
    Have a great day with lots of romance :)

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  20. Oh wow! Happy 40th Anniversary! I hope you have a very wonderful day.

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  21. Happy Anniversary...

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  22. We celebrated our 40th last summer. It seems to be a good years for 49s==or am I just noticing?

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  23. Well, Anni, a great big CONGRATULATIONS to you and hubby onyour 40th wedding anniversary. It is a wonderful milestone and I wish you all the best!!

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  24. Happy Anniversary, Anni!
    40 years is so amazing :)
    You two are truly blessed. Thank you for sharing your pictures with all of us. You are truly an inspiration!

    Enjoy your special weekend...every single moment!

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  25. I love those last two quotes! Congrats on making it 40 years. My parents will have their 40th in 2 more years, and I guess my sis and I need to do something special for them!

    This summer will be 17 for me and my hubby, and I think we're doing well. :-)

    Have a great weekend!

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  26. What fun it is to browse through old photos and remember special days, eh? Happy Anniversary!

    Thanks for stopping by at mine.

    Vicki

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  27. Beautiful post. Such wonderful, happy memories. Have a wonderful weekend, and thanks for sharing.

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  28. Well, that's a beautiful tribute. It's really cool that you started your wedding at 5:11. What a fun idea. Happy Anniversary.

    Thank you for dropping by.

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  29. HAPY ANNIVERSARY you two! Let's hope for 40 MORE!!! (well... nearly!) :)

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  30. Happy anniversary...how sweet....

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  31. wow 4o years, that fantastic!
    Happy Anniversary,
    Thanks for visiting mine :-)
    Have a great weekend.

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  32. 40 blissful years, that's a milestone.
    way to go!
    thanks for the early visit.
    tnchick is already up this week.

    c",) Morning Sniffles

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  33. Congratulations! My parents have their 40th this July! It really is an amazing accomplishment!

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  34. A wonderful post. A very happy anniversary to you, and may you have many more of them!

    It's our 40th anniversary in 10 weeks' time :)

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  35. Happy 40th Anniversary!!!

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  36. That is Awesome Annie ---Happy 4oth!!!You deserve a lot of happiness wow, you must have been a young bride !!!!
    we celebrate our 25th in August

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  37. Thanks for sharing!
    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!

    Thanks also for visiting me- I have enjoyed my visit here too

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  38. Wow, 40 years! I hope to reach that milestone some day - this year (In August) we'll celebrate 15 years!

    Congratulations.... what beautiful keepsakes, as well.

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  39. Lovely pics. Happy anniversary to you both - I hope you have a very special and precious anniversary weekend.

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  40. Happy Anniversary! Your Blog looks good! I'm a grannie too! came over via David!

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  41. Happy 40th Anniversary Anni & Bud. Anni, please drop over to my Writing Nook and pick up a little something for you and Bud. It's at the top of my sidebar.

    Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the company of your dear hubby, and Happy Mother's Day.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  42. Happy anniversary! Here's looking forward to double that more! Happy Mom's day, too.

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  43. Congratulations! & Happy Anniversary!
    I was born in '68, Very good year!
    Hope you have a wonderful week end!

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  44. Happy anniversary Anni, wow, 40 years! that's half a life!!
    I hope you can spend many many more happy years together, and I mean that! Hugs to the both of you!

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  45. Happy anniversary...happy hunting too.

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  46. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY ANNI!!!!! I loved this post!!! May is a great month to get married. Our anniversary is the 12th! So, we'll be celebrating this weekend too! Have a fabulous weekend with your hubby :)

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  47. Happy anniversary!!! Happy Mothers Day!! I hope your day is as special as you are dear Anni!!!! Love and Hugs, Grams

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  48. Happy Anniversay Anni. May there be many more. And Happy Mother's day.

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  49. 40 years! Congrats!

    Happy Anniversary!

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  50. Ah, happy anniversery you two love doves :-D

    I wish you another 40 smashing fun and happy years together!!!

    ...and an applaud because you have managed to nurish your love for all those years! How wonderful!

    You're a vere handsome couple :-)

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  51. Wow. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary to the two of you!

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  52. Wow - 4O years!! Happy Anniversary!

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  53. I enjoyed the pictures sweetie. Have a beautiful anniversary, may you be blessed with many more happy years. I love you my friend.

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  54. Those were powerful pictures... happy 40th Anniversary! :)

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  55. I've got tears in my eyes!! Your blog today is beautiful and moving! Happy Day sweetheart! All the love to you and Bud.
    My photo is a Clematis - you can read about them here.
    http://www.homeofclematis.net/

    Hugs
    L

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  56. Happy Anniversary! What a special occasion. May you have 40 more.

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  57. A 40 th happy Anniversary to you and your hubby.Also Happy Mother's Day.

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  58. Many happy days to the pair of you! Have a wonderful celebration. And when things get back to normal, come visit my blog and pick up a superb free screen saver on Monday May 12th :-)

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  59. Those are such adorable and memorable photos. Indeed 40 years is such a long way. Happy 40th Wedding Anniversary to you and hubby. Let me add to those beautiful quotes you have.......
    *A marriage may be made in heaven but the maintenance must be done on earth.*
    *A loving spouse can see the good in you even when you can't.*

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  60. God bless you both. What a wonderful day.

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  61. Happy Anniversary!!!!! I can only hope that I am married for 40+ years. Right now we are approaching 17. Almost half way there.

    Great pictures! Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Mine is up...come on over.

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  62. Happy anniversary! New layout too!

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  63. Happy Anniversary hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  64. Happy Anniversary! Great photography!

    Mine is up too. Pls visit here

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  65. Happy 40th Anniversary to the two of you! Lovely ‘memorabilia … card … and quotes!
    Hugs and blessings

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  66. I am just about to hit my ten year anniversary for the second time. Does that count as a twentieth wedding anniversary? 10 is only a tin anniversary. Congratulations. It doesn't seem possible early in a marriage.

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  67. Congratulations all the best for the next 40

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  68. Happy 40th Anniversary! Hope that you both have a wonderful day! I loved seeing your pictures from your wedding day!

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  69. wow... forty years... i wish hubs and i would live as long and love as passionately :)

    congratulations! i wish you nothing but happier memories and greater adventures... and good health as you continue loving each other :)

    mec

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  70. Wowie Zowie!! Mother's Day and your 40th anniversary all in one day. Marvelous!! Congratulations for sticking to your commitment to each other all these years. That's something that should be admired these days. Blessings....

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  71. HAPPY 40th ANNIVERSARY my sweet dear friend! I hope to be online and see you celbrate another 40!! wouldnt that be something? lol...ok, I'll settle for another 20! I just love your cake and your toasting glasses...I still bring mine out every anniversary form the Tilton Hilton in Jamacia and we still toast! INCREDIBLE milestone hun!

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  72. Congrats on #40. Dick and I hit that same mile marker on 7/6! Enjoy your weekend...SandyB

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  73. Wow!!! 40 years of marriage calls for a great party!!! :)
    Wishing both of you many many more years together :)

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  74. wow 40 years, hope you have a very happy and special anniversary :-) xx

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  75. Happy Anniversary! I added the over 50 blogger's thingy to my sidebar. It is collapsible. I hope I did it right for you. I am going to add one of the pictures too.

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  76. Happy Anniversary!!!! YAY!! ..and Happy Mother's day:)

    P.S. I will try and add you to my Google Reader again:)

    Julieann

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  77. How romantic! Happy 40th Wedding Anniversary! and Happy Mother's Day!

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  78. Happy anniversary. :)

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  79. Happy anniversary!

    Thanks for visiting my hunt.

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  80. Congratulations Anni! May you see many more anniversaries!

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  81. What a lovely post! Happy Anniversary to you both!

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  82. Happy anniversary! That's so cute that you started the ceremony at exactly 5:11! Hope you had a lovely day celebrating. :)

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  83. Happy, Happy Anniversary! Congrats on the 40th. We are 2 mos. shy of 38 so you have a couple of years on us.
    I hope you had a good Mother's Day.

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  84. 40 years!!! I mean, WOW! And your friend is so good to make you and your husband the wedding cake! A really memorable hunting this time. :)

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