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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Anniversary (Updated)

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Today, Mr. AOW and I are celebrating 42 years of marriage.

And, yes, we are still each other's best friend.

Update below the fold:

We took MetroAccess Paratransit to the National Gallery of Art and visited these exhibits:

1. Degas/Cassatt

2. Andrew Wyeth: Looking Out, Looking In

3. Masterpieces of American Furniture from the Kaufman Collection, 1700–1830

We ate lunch at the Cascade Café.

When we got home, I checked the mail. Surprise! A check from Mr. AOW's aunt, from whom we rarely hear because she is so elderly.  She enclosed a note: "Just wanted to honor your marriage with a check. Enjoy!"

All in all, a wonderful day.

33 comments:

  1. Congrats to both of you! A toast to many more!!!

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  2. Congratulation to you guys, well done!

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  3. __ CONGRATULATIONS, Mr. and Mrs. AOW! __


    Happy Anniversary, my good neighbors,
    A couple with a conscience and a heart.
    Put down your burdens; cease all heavy labors;
    Put up your feet. The party soon will start.

    You’ve earned a break, a restful change of pace.
    Before you pleasing prospects should expand.
    It’s time to smell the flowers, leave the race,
    Relax, enjoy the wonders close at hand.

    Try an unashamed pursuit of pleasure.
    Hope you’ll get what you have long deserved ––
    Delight and deep contentment beyond measure
    After all the years you both have served.

    You mustn’t feel you need to act your age.
    TO YOUR MARRIAGE now, we dedicate this page.


    ~ FreeThinke - June 17, 2014

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  4. My sincerest Congratulations to Mr and Mrs AOW on this great occasion.

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  5. The two of you are my inspiration (only married 35 years). Congratulations!

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  6. Their love stays fresh as morning dew,
    Even after forty-two
    Years of life in close proximity ––
    A rare achievement in this vicinity!


    ~ Witman Gesshou ;-}

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  7. Apparently, they've felt no pain
    Anchored to that ball and chain
    For darned near half a century.
    At this I look at wonderingly.


    ~ A. Fanne

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  8. True love is not about romance;
    Its essence is more practical.
    Singleness adds to the chance
    You've made an error tactical!


    ~ Shurma Bave

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  9. Rx for a Successful Marriage from OGDEN NASH:

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

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  10. CONGRATULATIONS YOU TWO!!! I don't know how you put up with him Mrs.

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    1. Odie,
      Oh, he's not so bad. Besides, I'm used to him. **smile**

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  11. A Very Happy Anniversary to you both! Being Best friends is the best kind of marriage. Hands down.

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    1. Z,
      Indeed. Mr. AOW and I always have a lot to talk about. Friends talk a lot with each other, you know.

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  12. Best wishes, Mr. and Mrs. AOW.

    Hope you were up to a little carousing.

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    1. Carousing? Not exactly.. See the update that I just posted to the body of the blog post.

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    2. Degas/Cassatt, think I'd enjoy that myself.

      Hope you had a good time.

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    3. I prefer Cassatt's work to that of the work of Degas -- mostly, anyway.

      The exhibit was wonderful. I purchased the audio tour, and that audio enhanced the exhibit.

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  13. Don't tempt the poet(s) laureate
    To give you any more of it.
    They might fill up the page
    Till we die of old age,
    Thus making a bore or a chore of it!
    }:-)>

    ~ Rhymesters Anonymous

    WISHING YOU MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY!

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  14. Congratulations! An achievement in this day of instant marriage/instant divorce.
    We celebrated our 49th last week...and it's true: opposites attract.

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  15. Happy Anniversary and a hearty Congrats. May you enjoy MANY, MANY more.

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  16. Some love's like fire
    Some gathers dust,
    But the best ––
    And the greatest –– love
    Endures like iron
    Till it becomes rust.


    ~ Laurie Ette Avers

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  17. Congratulations! It will be 42 years for hubby and me in September.

    I know you and Mr. AOW have really been through some tough times, health-wise especially. Came through it stronger than ever it seems. I'm so happy for both of you. Marriage isn't always easy.

    Debbie
    Right Truth
    http://www.righttruth.typepad.com

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  18. AOW, we did, too. Cherish it. I miss it intensely. I hope it was a wonderful day.

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  19. All in all, a wonderful anniversary celebration yesterday!

    Mr. AOW and I made a memory.

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  20. This is a belated happy anniversary. I hope you still have some glow. Blessings!

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