25 years and still going strong ...

Ever wonder what 25 years of marriage looks like? Well, here it is:

These are two of my most favorite people in the world - and last Wednesday we were lucky enough to be invited to the party. Ralph and Carol treated us (and 12 other close friends and relatives) to a cruise on the San Francisco Bay - just like their wedding! The Blue and Gold fleet hosted the ceremony while Hornblower hosted the party. Food, drinks and fireworks were on the menu for the evening and the weather cooperated by keeping the fog at bay until after the pyrotechnics were done. By the way - that white number she's wearing - that was her "going away dress" from 1982. It still fits!

Ralph was also the officiant at our wedding - and he did a darn good job. Only one problem .. he neglected to tell us that he cries a weddings. Who knew?

Oh, and here's my other favorite couple:

These two just make me want to smile. Generally, if Chris and I are doing as well as these four when we hit our dotage (which is a hell of a lot closer than I like to think), I'll be pretty darned satisfied. What a wonderful way to celebrate the 4th of July. (and did I mention, that was our 18th anniversary?)

Independence day - feh. Here's to a little de-pendence. :-)


Tan said...

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insurance (with insurance 2,05 Euro extra). For payment I accept paypal"

But Sheri has gotten in a huge shipment of Wollmeise at The Loopy Ewe,
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Kathleen C. said...

Thank you for sharing the photos of your friends' anniversary. DH and I will celebrate our first in less than a month.
I sure hope we can post a 25 year photo too... although at 71 and 73 years of age then we may not be dancing so spryly! And I'm sure I will not be fitting in my going away outfit. (whatever that was... I can't remember now!)