Monday, July 12, 2010

Today is our 55th. Anniversary

1955

Card our daughter Angela made for us.



Card our daughter Melissa made for us.
It's really hard to believe we've been married 55 years today. We ran off to Indiana to get married. When we got engaged on April 1, 1955, Abe didn't think he would be back from Japan until at least December. But his Father passed away and the Red Cross got him home, after the funeral. He no longer had a place to stay, so he was staying with his best friend. We decided to go ahead and get married, since he wouldn't be coming home in December like we had planned. Well, my Father said no. So Abe, his best friend, Abe's Mom and I all went over to Richmond, Indiana. A girl could be 18 and sign for herself, a guy had to be 21, which Abe wasn't yet, so his Mother went along to sign for him. We were only going to get the blood test and apply for our license. But since we were there, we decided to go ahead and get married. Bought our wedding rings, got our blood test, applied for the license and got married by the justice of the peace all before supper/dinner time. Of course the court house was going to close before we could pick up the finished license, so the lady working in the office, gave us her home address and said she would take them to her house and we could pick them up from her. We did, and that's how we started our married life.

The photos above, were then, this one is now. Taken last Sunday July 4, 2010


19 comments:

Appu said...

Made for each other
- The quote best for you
Happy Anniversary
May peace/happiness be with you forever for always - Amen.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Happy Anniversary to a couple who really are made for each other.
Blessings,Ruth

Twisted Fencepost said...

I definitely agree you were made for eachother.
What an exciting start to the 55 years. I hope your Dad didn't get too upset with you for going against his wishes. But it seems to have all worked out.
Happy Anniversary to you both!! May you have many more!

Arkansas Patti said...

What a handsome couple. And they said it would never last.
Happy Anniversary to two of the best.

Mental P Mama said...

So did you get grounded for that? ;) I think this is one of the most romantic stories I've heard in a long time. Hoping your Anniversary is wonderful!

Beth Niquette said...

I love this story. How perfectly romantic! And you two are still together. I like hearing the two of you interact--there is such love and humor between you. Something to srive for in my own marriage.

Reader Wil said...

You were a handsome couple then and a beautiful couple now! Lovely cards!

Cheryl said...

Lovely, special cards. I so love your wedding story. What a wonderful milestone to share today! God bless you both and best wishes.

Wanda said...

You are certainly made for each other an have 55 years to prove it.

I think you and Abe fit like a pair of old house slippers. It doesn't get better than that!

Happy Anniversary.

Lynne said...

Happy anniversary! Here's to many more anniversaries!

Charles said...

Very Proud of you both. Happy Anniversary!!! Glad we had a good visit.

Gramma Ann said...

Happy Anniversary! And I hope many, many more. If you are like me it only seems like yesterday. It really is true, 'Time flies when you are having fun, and children!

Renie Burghardt said...

Love the cards and the "then and now" photos.

After 55 years of wedded bliss, I give you both Anniversary Hugs and Blessings. Happy Annicersary Patty and Abe! And many more!

Love,

Renie

HOPE said...

Happy anniversary Pat and Abe. I have been following your blog daily for the past 2 years, but i commenting for the first time today. I love your blog and i start my day reading your blog which puts a smile on my face. Thank you for sharing your wonderful life and thoughts.

Shantanu said...

Hi Patty, first time to your blog. M a follower of Abe since long. My heartiest congratulations to u both.

Clytie said...

You two are beautiful.
Happy Anniversary!

ChrisJ said...

I so intended to send you a note of congratulations and blessings on Monday but my vertigo fogged up my mind. I did think of you several times and asked the Lord to continue to bless your life together. You are indeed a couple to admire. Have loved getting to know you through blogger. Now for fifty-five more??!!

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Merle said...

Dear Patty and Abe ~~ Great photo cards your girls made for you, and the later present day one is really beautiful too. May you have many more happy years together.
Love to you both. Merle.