Monday, June 28, 2010

“I Do” 41-years ago today

Welcome aboard to my newest “Follower” Rebecca Carroll.  I THANK YOU very much for joining my group and taking your time to read about our RV lifestyle.

 

Here comes the bride and groom….back on June 28, 1969:

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Yeah, that’s Bruce and me on our wedding day…..oh so many years ago.  We are celebrating 41 years of marriage today.  I was a child bride, of course! 

                           This is me around the age of 7.

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                                 This is Bruce around the age of 3.

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I had turned 18 on May 30th, graduated from Lakewood High School on June 18th, and got married on the 28th.  I kept my parents fairly busy that year. 

I first met Bruce when I was only 12 years old.  His sister, Pam, and I were school friends.  When Pam and I were 13 we became best friends and spent a lot of time together.  I was considered a real pest by Bruce at that time and he didn’t give me the time of day.  One thing led to another and when I was 14 and he was 18 there began a mutual attraction. 

Much to our parents dismay, we began going ‘steady’ as we called it back in the dark ages.  That was the summer of 1965.  That was an awesome year.  An awesome time, truthfully.  If any reader was a teen in 1965 they will know what I mean.  Great music played on our transistor radios.  American Bandstand was a hit on TV and the Beatles had already conquered America.  Bruce bought us tickets to see the Beatles in concert at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles…..my hero!

Making a long (but interesting) story short, I got engaged at 16 and we began planning the wedding.  In 1969 I was 18 and Bruce was 22 and we got “hitched”.  We’ve been together ever since.   Like 2 peas in a pod, or as Forrest Gump said, “we go together like peas and carrots”. 

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It has been a wonderful life and we have enjoyed some great experiences, and some difficult challenges.  It’s all part of the journey.

Until the next time……so long for now!

21 comments:

Vera said...

Congratulation! It's nice to see another couple that stuck together!! Best wishes for the future!

Happytrails said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you! Forty-one years is so great, congratulations!!!

Gail Durham said...

Thanks for sharing, Happy Anniversary!!!!

Paul and Mary said...

Happy Anniversary! Congratulations!!!

Cindy said...

Aww Margie ..I love your story. I have met ya'll..you are two peas in a pod!!!Happy anniversary dear friend! Hugs form us.

Cindy and Walker

Carol K said...

Yes, it's a great story, Margie! Thanks for letting us have a peek into your past. Happy Anniversary to you both!

Rick and Paulette said...

Congratulations Bruce and Margie on 41 years of marriage - a great and wonderful accomplishment. Obviously, even though you were both quite young, you each made the right choice!! Great story too! I vividly remember those days. Nice looking Wedding Cake(notice, I always notice the food)!!

THE BAYFIELD BUNCH said...

Congrats on the 41 & yes, I remember those great & magical days of the mid 60's well:))

Jessica said...

I love your story! Happy Anniversary!! :)

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Congratulations on such a great accomplishment, You guys were sure meant for each other, and wow it has stood the test of time, I know you guys are just as much in Love now as on your wedding Day. We are working toward 40 our selves. Have a great day and be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

Phyllis said...

Hey girl! Celebrate! Congrats to both of you.

Sue and Doug said...

congratulations Bruce and Margie!! 41 years!!..way to go!!..thanks for sharing this great accomplishment!

KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

Oh what a beautiful bride! And the two of you have not changed one bit! Not one iota!

Thanks for sharing your anniversary date with Steve and I. It was great to be a June Bride!


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Judy and Emma said...

Congratulations! 41 years is a long time. Glad you two are still enjoying each other. :)

Wayne and Roberta said...

Congratulations Margie & Bruce 41 yrs, what a wonderful story and a great accomplishment. Wishing you many more years!! We just celebrated our 46th Anniversary we were both 19

Ali said...

Congratulations! On reaching such a wonderful milestone.

We will be 35 in December.

Dennis and Donna said...

Tied together at the "hitchin post" for 41 years...Way to go! We will have 41 years this November. Den and I met in May, engaged in August, married in November...1969...You're sooooo right...The 60's were the best of times, the worst of times..Too many friends lost in Vietnam...
Kudos to you both!!!

Sonya said...

Happy Anniversary, Bruce and Margie. We celebrate our 41st on Nov. 29. I know what you mean about 2 peas in a pod. We are, too.

Wild Blue Yonder said...

Happy Anniversary!

What an inspiration!!!

Here's to many many more anniversaries!!

Cheers!

Karen and Al said...

Congratulations on 41 years!

You are right about growing up in the 60's. It was an interesting time wasn't it?

Jerry and Suzy said...

It's been busy and hectic here for a while, so we missed this one Monday. Happy anniversary belatedly. As you may remember, we are headed for our 50th this year, and we may have to post a nice story like yours about our history! Thanks for sharing, and hang on for the next 41 years.