Saturday, October 10, 2009

A Wedding Anniversary - 40 Years!

Today we celebrate 40 years together, my Mister and I


The years just flew by - at least it seems that way now

Did you know that the 40th Wedding Anniversary....

Is the Ruby Anniversary?

That's what we celebrate today

You know? ....we never did have monogrammed towels... but those we've had through the years, and there have been many...dried us just the same.

We picked an amazing year to marry. That rainy Friday night was just one more day in an amazing year.


Rob Kirpatrick wrote a book about 1969. He called it 1969 The Year Everything Changed.


"This was the year that saw Apollo 11 land on the moon, the Cinderella stories of Joe Namath’s Jets and the “Miracle Mets,” the Harvard student strike and armed standoff at Cornell, the People’s Park riots, the first artificial heart transplant and first computer network connection, the Manson family murders and cryptic Zodiac Killer letters, the Woodstock music festival, Easy Rider, Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five, the Battle of Hamburger Hill, the birth of punk music, the invasion of Led Zeppelin, the occupation of Alcatraz, death at Altamont Speedway, and much more. It was a year that pushed boundaries on stage (Oh! Calcutta!), screen (Midnight Cowboy), and the printed page (Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Sex), witnessed the genesis of the gay rights movement at Stonewall, and started the era of the “no fault” divorce. Richard Nixon became president, the New Left squared off against the Silent Majority, William Ayers co-founded the Weatherman Organization, and the nationwide Moratorium provided a unifying force in the peace movement."

40 Years!


The letters of the word "forty" are in alphabetical order; this is the only number that has this linguistic property in English

Life begins at forty"

forty winks

40 yard dash

The back 40


Days and Nights of Noah's Flood

the code for direct dial international phone calls to Romania

hours in a work week

days of fasting

years the Israelites wandered in the desert

And the number of years the Mister and I have loved each other and shared our lives.


It has a nice ring to it


Jeanne said...

Congratulations! That's quite an achievement in this day and age, and a testimony to both of you, the durability of your love and your wisdom in selecting the right spouse at such an early age.

I myself have been married for 32 and 1/2 years.

To 3 different men.

It counts! If they move you from one jail to another, it's still time served.

Just kidding. I always figure God gave me Old Dog because he couldn't stand to watch me screw up again.)

Marie Reed said...

Musey! What a gorgeous post:) Be careful that Sparks doesn't snag that ruby off of your darling bloggy!

Denise said...

And a VERY happy anniversary to you!!!! Congrats!

MoxieMamaKC said...

Happy, Happy Anniversary!!!

Beth Niquette said...

What a lovely post--congratulations! Wow! 40 years. Amazing. Happy PFF a little late. (grin)

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Beautiful ~ Happy ~ Too wonderful for Words!!!! Many happy blessings are being sent your way from me today. And what a fitting tribute you created on your blog!!!
I applaud you and everything it took to get you to here!!! Blessings!!!

Tricia McWhorter said...

Happy Anniversary!! The first time I married was in 1969—it didn't last but it was an amazing year. Loved reading about all the things that happened. A lovely post.

steviewren said...

Muse, happy belated anniversary to you and the Mister! 40 years is quite an accomplishment in this day and age. I celebrate the both of you on your wonderful achievement of loving each other throughout the years.

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Happy Anniversary, Muse! :))

Martha said...

That is Wonderful, Happy 40th Anniversary to you and your Dh! Health and Happiness to the Bride and Groom!!

Heather Kephart said...

What an accomplishment! That is fantastic! Congrats & hope you had a wonderful day yesterday.

Debby said...

Sigh. I love a good love story.


Did you get a ruby?

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary a little late! After forty years, you and the Mister still spark when you're together! Here's to many more anniversaries.

Kathy in Tampa