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45 yrs married--I think!

Friday, October 14, 2011


The FAMILY we created---

We had our wedding anniversary yesterday---or--maybe it is to-day---I think it's to-day--- Lord Love a Duck!!! I must look it up----
45 years-----hard to believe!
We met in the nursery at the Civic Hospital in Ottawa--
He was interning-I was the "'head nurse"" there---
He drove me crazy , as had all my student nurses goggling at him--not doing their work---
Our first date , was a ""double date""--- It started off with us both with other people--
He was from Jamaica--Chinese--Catholic--ev
erything my parents thought was terrible!
Funny how times change eh?
We eloped--married at the Police Station---picked up flowers from the market---
2 weeks later, we married (again)--in Fallowfield Catholic Church--near Ottawa--
Many moons later, and 5 children, we were the ones my parents turned to as they aged--
Husband is a very dependable man--- He is 83 yrs young--still working as a Family Physician----helps me with yard work and vacuums--(very important when one has dogs)--
Is our marriage perfect??-- NO!!!!!
Lordy Be! It's hard being married and he makes me really angry at times--Go figure eh??--
I guess that is pretty normal--Ha Ha--
Sometimes I even believe that marriage should have a "'time limit-""--say--10 YRS---then re-negotiate---
Would I re-negotiate to ""stay in""???---
Well, I guess-----Family to me is so important----He really is my rock---I think!!!--

Husband at his party ----with some grown sons
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  • OZARKMARY
    emoticon emoticon Congrats on 45 Wonderful Years!! emoticon emoticon
    2979 days ago
  • KEEPITUP05
    Wow! Beautiful Family! Congrats! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2982 days ago
  • EDWARDS1411
    WooHoo - Congratulations on celebrating your 45th wedding anniversary. We just had our 40th. Yes indeed it's not easy being married and I luv the idea of renegotiating every 10 yrs LOL! Happy Anniversary and here's to many more!!!
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    2982 days ago
  • FORMYDARLINGS
    39 years for me in November. I married my best friend. Actually, he was my best friend's( at the time) boyfriend.Congratulations. We used to joke that the reason we had stayed married was that neither of us wanted both the children. LOL Happy anniversary whenever it is.

    Gini emoticon
    2983 days ago
  • CANOGAPARKGAL
    I've been married 51 yrs and still feel ambivalent about it at times. Looks like you have a wonderful family. I'm sure you were meant to be together.
    2983 days ago
  • SHASSYSUE2
    I LOVE the renegotiating idea!!!! LOL!!! Happy Anniversary my Dear Friend!!!! HUGS!! Shannon
    2983 days ago
  • WHISPURR911
    Congratulations Lynda...its so nice to hear because today you don't see young couples try on their marriages like we did. Yes everyone goes through tough times but i have learned that the one person you can depend on is your spouse. Through thick (thats me now lol) and thin (me when we first got married hehehe)we have presevered. Its not always easy to be married but hey i think its one of the best things in life. I love the picture you posted of your hubby and grown kids....everyone looks so happy in it. Again congrats...you deserve it :))
    2984 days ago
  • ANNIE924
    Congratulations. In this day that is a real accomplishment--people don't seem to accept that marriage will have its ups and downs and that it does take work. You both have done well. His patients must love your husband.

    Thanks for sharing your story and have a great day. emoticon emoticon
    2984 days ago
  • FLORENCEMCDONAL
    Just think without Fred you would have to do everything by yourself LOL
    Glad you have him.
    Happy Anniversary, hugs to ya'll
    2984 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    45 yrs!!! That deserves a emoticon What a wonderful story! You family is sooooo . . . large!!

    I'll be married 23 yrs. in Nov. It really does help to marry your best friend.

    Hope you had a wonderful anniversary day!
    2984 days ago
  • SEAGLASSQUEEN
    Amazing!! emoticon
    2984 days ago
  • OUBACHE
    What a great story! Congratulations! I have survived 26 years of marriage--it isn't easy. I sure wish my husband would run the vacuum now and again! It sounds like you got a keeper.
    2984 days ago
  • OUBACHE
    What a great story! Congratulations! I have survived 26 years of marriage--it isn't easy. I sure wish my husband would run the vacuum now and again! It sounds like you got a keeper.
    2984 days ago
  • IOEINC
    emoticon Loved your story about how you met and married. And five sons!! How did you ever stay sane? I have one that drives me crazy!!Your family picture is great. You have a beautiful family and you sound really happy after 45 years. I married my high school sweetheart 38 years ago and still think it was the best thing that ever happened to me. And the fact that your husband is still working at 83 is great. I bet his patients love him. Our family doctor retired at 90 a few years ago and we still haven't found one we like half as much. Happy Anniversary!!! emoticon
    2984 days ago
  • ANGELCOWBOY1
    emoticon emoticon That's wonderful and you have created a beautiful family!
    2984 days ago
  • RRP546
    45 yrs is a long time some of my friends are starting on their 40 yrs that means i am getting old
    2984 days ago
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