Sunday, September 6, 2015

LABOR OF LOVE

 On Labor Day September 7th, we are celebrating our 57th Wedding Anniversary. 

 Here is what I was thinking that day so many years ago.

Thought #1:  I remember waking up being thankful it was a beautiful day.  The reception after the ceremony was to be at my parent's house; which was big, but still couldn't accommodate 300 people.  The overflow was going to be in the backyard.  I knew I needed to talk to Bob first thing on the phone to see if he was as nervous as I was (he was!).  The rest of the morning and early afternoon was a blur.  Maybe a little too much celebrating the evening before at the rehearsal party!

Thought #2:  Arriving at the church, I couldn't believe how beautiful it looked -- and the smell with all of those fresh flowers was, indeed, heavenly.
Thought #3:  My mother (on my right) looked so beautiful in that emerald green peau-de-soie silk dress.  Our wedding was the day after her 39th birthday -- I thought she was pretty and young enough to be the bride.
September 7, 1958
Thought #4:  And there was Bob -- I couldn't believe he wanted to marry ME.  He was one of the 'popular' boys in our class - you know -- Senior Class President, jock, etc.  I was just one of the 'smart' kids.  But, I knew nothing about marriage and how to make it work.  I did know, however, he deserved my best efforts.   His family and mine lived on the same street, two doors down from each other.  All of the little old ladies on the block didn't think it would last -- we were so young.
And so, I learned to make meat loaf, bake a potato, and fix a salad!  
And, he kept all of his promises to me.

 The rest is history with a lot of meat loaf along the way.

It's been a "Labor of Love"!


I'm joining the following:
Coastal Charm for Show and Share Tuesday
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday
Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Have a Daily Cup for Share Your Cup Thursday

13 comments:

Jan said...

Beautiful pictures of a wonderful day! Happy Anniversary!

Pat Freymuth said...

Happy Anniversary!!

JannE said...

Congratulations on your 57th Anniversary! I love your pictures they speak volumes of your beauty and the day.

bj said...

Happy 57th...your photos are wonderful.

Sarah said...

Well, congratulations! 57 years together is a wonderful blessing. We just celebrated 40. I enjoyed reading about your thoughts on that day 57 years ago and seeing your wedding photo. You were a gorgeous bride! I wish you many more years of happiness together.

Carol @ The Red Painted Cottage said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Quite an accomplishment in this day and age. You're 10 years ahead of us. We just celebrated our 47th last week.

Rue said...

Hi Sally! So good to hear from you :)

Happy Anniversary! I loved seeing all the pictures of your beautiful day.

(((hugs)))
rue

Thara said...

A bit late (just found your blog today on An Old-Fashioned World) but Happy Anniversary! Your pictures are beautiful.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Congratulations and meatloaf is wonderful :)

Loved these photos!

Susan Clayton said...

Congratulations to you both. God bless.

Have a Daily said...

Sally, what a sweet post! Love the photos and I agree that your mother looked both beautiful and young. And boy am I glad that the ladies on the street were wrong. You two were (and I'm sure still, are) a darling couple! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Well, this is just the nicest post! I love what you have written. It's a little gem. And congratulations on so many years! I just love that you were first neighbors. Wonderful photos!

Mimi Mama said...

This gorgeous post has made my day! What a sweet couple you were, and no doubt, still are! Love the photos and the reminiscing. A joy. Love, Mimi xxx