Today... while the blossoms still cling to the vine...

March 10, 2005
Bill & Ginny
Celebrating 49 Years Together
with the fringes of love blossoming on the Family Tree… as always

The Dance: In dancing, the women usually know the steps and the men know the holds.

Marriage: Having someone to witness your life.

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year. ~Paul Sweeney

Love is the thing that enables a woman to sing while she mops up the floor after her husband has walked across it in his barn boots. ~Hoosier Farmer

The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds - they mature slowly. ~Peter De Vries

Spouse: someone who'll stand by you through all the trouble you wouldn't have had if you'd stayed single. ~Author Unknown

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. ~Mignon McLaughlin

We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love. ~Author Unknown

Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Are we not like two volumes of one book? ~Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

True love stories never have endings. ~Richard Bach

And finally…

Remember, if you smoke after sex you're doing it too fast. ~Woody Allen


tahoejimbo420 said...

"To be loved for what one is, is the greatest exception. The great majority love in others only what they lend him, their own selves, their version of him."-Goethe

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Renée said...

Beautifully written for beautiful people. Happy 49th Ginny and Lars, or some Swedish name! Just kidding.
When two people within a marriage are as stubborn as steel, it takes alot of fire to galvanize them (my family) into something that won't rust or corrode (too much).
When I think of Teri's parents I see joy and laughter. They are truley unique, as is their marriage. Have they ever said a cross word to each other, Teri?

Suzi said...

My friend Jim referred to your blogspot in his blogspot. I stopped in for a peek and sat here envious. After 2 marriages and myriad less-than-compatible dating experiences I had given up the search and decided to grow old alone. Didn't seem like such a bad decision until I read your post, "Today...while the blossoms still cling to the vine..."

I find myself wishing I could turn to someone and say, "Did you read what she put in her blog? Wasn't that enlightening?" But, alas, I shared it with my cats, who, less than enthusiastically made several annoyed gestures as I interrupted their rest period.

I'm too weird to find anyone whose weirdness is compatible enough to combine with mine to make mutual weirdness. Either that, or I am so weird that I needed to find someone blatantly normal to balance me out. :o)

Peace! And keep blogging. I have enjoyed reading!