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Sunday, June 17, 2012

40th Wedding Anniversary

Mr. AOW and I are celebrating our Ruby Anniversary. We were pronounced man and wife at 3:15 P.M. on June 17, 1972.

In celebration of today:


  1. Congrats to you both, enjoy every day you have together.

  2. Happy Wedding anniversary to you both.
    May there be many more for you both in good health.
    God.....40 years made me look back and realise how time flies.Mentally i still feel 18 but the body doesn't agree.lol

  3. Congratulations to both of you; may you enjoy many more years together.

  4. Will,
    Mentally i still feel 18 but the body doesn't agree.

    That truth was brought home to me yesterday in a bad way. After 12 years of not riding a bicycle (I used to ride every day and did so for almost 2 decades), I tried riding my bike. Well, I made a stupid mistake and ended up on the ground. I limped home with a bummed up knee (cuts, scrapes, bone bruise).

    No bike riding for weeks now!

  5. Congratulations you two! Have you got each other figured out yet? Or is there still mystery?

  6. Consider yourself and Mr. AOW "happied."

    You reminded me I need to clean up our bikes, pump up the tires, and get them ready to ride.

  7. Aww... Congradulations you two! Fourty years is surely a show of character and stick-to-it-ness -and of alot of love. May it last many more years.

    @AOW ouch! Hope that heals up... and bikes are hard to ride once out of pratcice- as I've learned from experiance :p


  8. Wildstar,
    The two bicycle experts in the homeschool group fixed my bike, which had languished in the back shed for over a decade.

    I am embarrassed that these experts will now learn what a stupid thing I did. The bike is undamaged, however.

    Ah, well, in about two weeks I'll be able to get back onto the bike. This time, I will wear proper shoes instead of sandals -- and not try any "tricky" maneuvers until I'm certain I'm ready. Obviously, it will be a long time until I can really hit the bike trail the way that I used to: 13 miles every morning just after the sun came up.

  9. Congratulations! That is a proud accomplishment and says much about the character of both of you.

    Enjoy your day!

  10. Congratulations! This is truly an achievement. He has his eye surgery so he can see how beautiful you look after being on your new diet. Make the most of each day. You know that the Grouch (sweet hubby) and I will also be celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary in September.

    As a friend said, marriage isn't easy, it has ups and downs, tears and smiles, but when the sad times are only a drop in the ocean of wonderful times, you have a great marriage. I can truly say that and I think you and Mr. AOW can also.

    Right Truth

  11. Congrats as well. Time moves so much moer quickly the older one gets. A reminder to enjoy each day.

  12. Congratulations and many more!

    Mrs. Chomper and I aren't too far behind...we celebrated our 36th anniversary earlier this month.

  13. A hastily-improvised, but heartfelt greeting:


    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, 2011

  14. Mrs. AOW and I are spending a quiet day at home today.

    Tomorrow evening, we're going to dinner at Ruby Tuesday's, one of the places that she can enjoying eating out even though she's on a diet. I don't know how she does it, but she can eat lobster without butter sauce!

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  16. All my best wishes to you on this Happy Occasion

  17. God bless you both!
    The strength of your love and devotion has been so particularly visible in how you've got through these last few years...
    Here's to the two of you...may the next years be healthier and even happier.

  18. Congratulations!!! Many happy returns!

  19. Congratulations!

    That's a lot of years. I was discussing your marriage date with my wife, since we have been married longer.

    I came to the conclusion that if you have to use a calculator to figure out how long ago the wedding was, you've been married too damned long.

  20. FT,
    Thank you so much for the celebration in verse! And original poetry, no less!

  21. THANKS, ALL!

    As you can see from my paucity of comments to this thread, I spent little time on the web yesterday. I was spending a lot time elevating my injured knee and getting things ready here at home for Mr. AOW's surgery on Thursday -- on Thursday if the surgery center decides that he can undergo this surgery as an outpatient procedure.

  22. 40 years! Congratulations! You certainly have more staying power than I!

  23. Congratulations, forty years is a long time to be there for another person.

  24. My deepest condolences.

  25. hehehe..... jk.... congrats.... love you guys...

  26. I hope your anniversary was wonderful! Congrats!

  27. Brooke,
    We got to go out to dinner at Ruby Tuesday's last night -- a day late, but wonderful evening. It's always wonderful when I don't have to cook!

  28. Happy Anniversary to you both!

    May you have many more and in the best health God can provide.

  29. Belated congratulations to you and Mr. AOW.

  30. Wow, what a milestone, congrats you too.


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