View Full Version : 70 Years and Counting

km gresham
11-15-2003, 10:22 PM
Who says good things don't last? Just returned from my grandparents' 70th wedding anniversary celebration! My grandfather is 93 - the preacher who married them is 96 and he renewed their vows today. smile.gif

They're quite an example for us offspring - they were married during the depression, had 5 children over 20 years and through good times and bad they remained solidly committed to each other and their marriage. smile.gif

Oh, they were married 6 months after their first date (which was when my Grandfather asked her to be his wife). Those hasty marriages can be risky! ;)

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11-15-2003, 10:30 PM

11-15-2003, 10:35 PM
Happy Anniversary KM's Grandma and Grandpa! smile.gif

11-15-2003, 11:09 PM


Tar Devil
11-15-2003, 11:54 PM
I can't imagine anything more wonderful than the thought of 50 more years with my Cheryl! smile.gif

Congrats to your grandparents, Karen! Great to have a life-long buddy.



11-16-2003, 07:06 AM
Our congratulations to the happy couple :D

- Margo & Dave

km gresham
11-16-2003, 08:51 AM
Thank you for such nice responses! It really is something to think of 70 years with the same person.

I know every marriage goes through rocky times, but for some reason some couples seem to be able to weather the storms and come out stronger on the other side. Wouldn't the secret to that be nice to have? smile.gif Charles and I only have 51 to go, if he can stand me for that long ;)

Now as for the secret to living 90+ years - that's another I'd like to have! :D

11-16-2003, 11:29 AM
They renewed their vows?!!! After 70 years, eh. Some folks should at two or ten. Why can some of us make it "until death do us part?"

I like to say "It gets better every year." Hats off to your grand parents, Karen.

J. Dillon
11-16-2003, 06:05 PM
Congratulations. Nice to hear some good news here and that somethings last. :D


Gresham CA
11-17-2003, 07:38 AM
Uh, Karen, we've been married 24 years. Not 19.

stan v
11-17-2003, 07:44 AM

Charles, maybe she meant...happily? tongue.gif

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Gresham CA
11-17-2003, 08:07 AM
In one fell swoop she made 2 of our boys bastards. :( And I tried so hard to be careful when we were having pre-marital sex. :D

stan v
11-17-2003, 08:10 AM
:D :D


km gresham
11-17-2003, 08:10 AM
:D So math is not my friend. I somehow converted 70 years of wedded bliss into 75 years. Then it all works out! smile.gif Some people are so picky about a couple of years here and there! tongue.gif

On Vacation
11-17-2003, 08:33 AM
Originally posted by Gresham CA:
In one fell swoop she made 2 of our boys bastards. :( And I tried so hard to be careful when we were having pre-marital sex. :D Karen, these folks should be on primetime tv, for this accomplishment.

Joe will love this one, Charles and Karen. I see a hijacking coming on, here, A thread with unintended consequences. ;) So I will try here.

The true facts are out. A proven and open post of taking responsiblity for her actions, as a woman. Sex before marriage, two bastard kids, in lieu of two abortions. Thanks Charles, also, for taking responsibility for standing by her, and funding their needs, also. :D

Creative math, early on, taught, and wrong answers, what the heck ;) :D

Darn southern school systems, Karen. tongue.gif

Did I cover it all? :cool: Later.

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km gresham
11-17-2003, 08:41 AM
:D That's about it, Oyster! All bases covered ;)

Ed Harrow
11-17-2003, 09:19 AM
Hmmmmm, a home run, so to speak??

Congrats to your folks. Much strength comes from the heat of a forge.