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At our 50th wedding anniversary dinner

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Wedding Day - August 24, 1968

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50 year anniversary & renewal of vows at Mass August 24, 2018.

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    I got all those spark points since I have been here on Sparks 7.5 years. ( I know some people that have been here less time than me and have thousands more than myself though!)... emoticon .. That's a lot of sparking! Thanks for asking and have a good night!
    146 days ago
    …:::Thank you for your comment on my "Grow Up! Act Your Age!" blog... emoticon .. And I must say you were so close, guessing we were about the same age! I was born in 46 and graduated in 64. My younger brother, one year my junior, graduated in 65. He likes to razz me on my birthday--commenting 'you are getting pretty OLD!" … lol … I have to remind him he is close on my heels! Yes, we had the best music EVER and did you like to watch American Bandstand w/ Dick Clark? .. I raced home from school every day as I never wanted to miss a beat!! .. I watched SO many artists that I actually got to see in live concert get introduced either on Bandstand OR the Ed Sullivan show. They were magical times--and not to be forgotten! …. SO this makes us a pair of Baby-Boomers!! … Good years!
    146 days ago
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    152 days ago
    When I lost my husband I had left the medical field and was working on the farm, we had tons of things going on here, and were renovating an old farm house. Lots of things came to an abrupt halt with the decrease in income. I went back to work two years later working 12 hour night shifts, and worked on getting my finances in order, I did buy a new car and a tractor first, then gradually paid off my debts, smallest first, until everything was paid off except the house, then started paying double payments on the house, just as that was paid off I was offered an early retirement option that included insurance and salary for a year. In that year I worked at getting all the neglected things caught up, but that is still a project after 4 years of retirement. I think the best advice after a personal tragedy like losing a spouse is not to mak any sudden sweeping changes that you may regret later, I know I was definitely in a semi numb state for years later. You don’t only miss your mate, but you miss your way of life you had together. Granted I an chronically short of money for the big projects that need doing, but things are accomplished every year to get me on track. I am lucky that I can do a lot of my own work here with electrical, plumbing, carpentry, fixing small engines and taking care of my barn full of animals. I am sorry for your loss, it can be a devastating change in your life, each person grieves on their own terms, take time for your own way.
    159 days ago
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