Thursday, June 18, 2009

Happy 49th Anniversary To My Husband....Beautiful Anniversary Gifts From Wales....

On June 19th, 1960, Edward and I were married on a beautiful Sunday morning immediately following worship service...it was Father's Day and I told Edward his Daddy received the best Father's Day gift ever....me....just kidding....

After we undecorated the car, well as much as we could, we left for Amelia Island, Florida on our honeymoon....we encountered a National Guard Convoy and each vehicle waved us around and applauded....we had quite a motorcade.....

I remember our first meal together as husband and wife was baked ham with raisin gravy....

I had been sick with appendicitis all week and didn't know if I would go to the hospital for surgery or to the church to get married....the latter prevailed...

For 49 years we've gone to
Amelia Island....when our daughters were growing up and now for a week in the summer we take all fourteen of us....we make so many memories. I hope our grandchildren will always remember the good times we share.

Our friends, Marion and John, from Wales remembered our anniversary with a beautiful Laura Ashley wall clock, CD's, anniversary card and a 'This England' magazine....


The colors are beautiful as well as the scripted numbers....


The clock has found a place in our bedroom and every time I look at it I will think of the dear friends so far away in distance but so near in our hearts....


Magazines are one of my pleasures in life...this one is a treasure trove of history, beautiful homes, recipes and so much information in general....it along with English Homes would be my two favorites.
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Our twin granddaughter, Erin the photographer, is having a photo contest and she invites everyone to participate....so go on over to Erin's Artistic Expressions
and check it out...

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HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO EDWARD, CHIP, CHAD AND TO ALL THE GODLY FATHERS WHO ARE ROLE MODELS FOR OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN.......
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18 comments:

Allidink said...

Aw happy anniversary! How sweet! I bet your children and grandchildren have the best memories and always will of that place :)

All the best,
Allison

Amy O. said...

Happy Anniversary to the best mama and daddy in the whole world! You have been such a blessing and inspiration to me, and I can't thank you enough for the sacrifices and hard work you both put forth through the years to provide a godly home for Mindy and myself! I had a picture perfect childhood, and great memories. We had all we needed and LOTS of what we wanted...but best of all we learned what a happy home and loving parents look like. That's worth more than all the money in the world...it's priceless! And now my children are getting to grow up next door! :o) We are blessed!
Love you both,
Amy

Happy Father's Day to Daddy! Love you!

Lou Cinda said...

Betty: Happy Anniversary to you! 49 years! What a great testimony to a wonderful life, plus children and grandchildren! A Blessing...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment! I appreciate it so much, and it led me to yours!

Have a great weekend!

Lou Cinda :)

Florida Sue said...

How wonderful Betty. 49 years of love summed up by such a lovely comment from Amy. It is a pleasure to know you through our blogs, and I wish you many more years of happiness and memories. Bruce and I will have been married 38 years this September and I have been so blessed with love from my family also. I am sending you a big hug from the bottom of my heart.

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Happy Anniversary!!! What an inspiration to your children. I love the idea of returning to the place of your honeymoon.

Hope said...

Happy Anniversary! It was wonderful being with you both and sharing a meal in April. As I believe I've told you before, it wasn't hard to discover why Amy is such a wonderful person and role model once I met her parents! All the best to you for many more years of health and happiness!


Michael and Hope Meek and family

Heather said...

Happy anniversary! 49 years! that's so wonderful. I hope you two enjoy your special day. Although I think after 49 years every day is special!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND. yOU WERE A VERY BEAUTIFUL BRIDE AND STILL ARE. I am sure that your family will always remember the good times that they have shared with you and your husband. It will give them so much pleasure in the days to come. I just know you through the e-net and you have meant so much to me, I can only think what you must mean to your family. Have a happy day. connie

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO YOUR EDWARD.

Cathy said...

Happy Anniversary to you two, Betty. Next year will be the big one! Such pretty gifts from your friends ~

TCK said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSAY MRS. BETTY AND "BROTHER EDWARD" I GREATLY TREASURE OUR FRIENDSHIP--ALWAYS SUCH A JOY TO SEE YOU. WITH LOVE, THERESA KEGEBEIN

Candy-Faith..... from Simply Pretty said...

Betty!!!
So glad to find you blog again. Its been a while and now im finding blogs that I used to know a couple years ago :)
Hope you are well.

Candy
Edmonton, Ab Canada

Barbara said...

Happy Anniversary Betty. Loved the wedding photo. We celebrate our
50th this year.
Yes it was lovely to have Sara here for the week but how it flew by then one remembers all the things one meant to discuss or ask. Feels almost like it never happened now.

Amazing over a year since John and Marion.

Barbara said...

Meant to add what a lovely giveaway the Cath Kidston pillows, or cushions as we would call them, using a pillow only to sleep on.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Happy anniversary! Doesn't time go by quickly? We will have our 35th anniversary in August.

My daughter and her hubby are heading to England for their anniversary next month. They have been married all of nine years. :)

Going to England has been a dream of ours. She has promised to eat extra REAL cream on her scone for me.

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Dearest Betty.....
Just catching my breath after the hectic weekend that you already know about. Our thoughts have been with you and Edward on your special anniversary.

Love your wedding day picture.... you are such a beautiful couple with an equally beautiful nature as Amy has so fittingly paid tribute to in her comment.

Pleased you are enjoying the clock and This England magazine which I agree is so beautifully illustrated.

Our prayer for you..... May you continue to enjoy many happy years together enriched with good health and many blessings and we thank you for the blessing your friendship has enriched our lives with.

Love you - Marion

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

A little late, but - Happy Anniversary!

Katherine

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Betty, I am a little late but I am wishing you and Edward a most wonderful Happy Anniversary, may you have 49 more wonderful years. I love you sharing about your memories with your family on Amelia Island. And your children and grandchildren will remember these wonderful days and times you spent together. I am one for always making such wonderful memories. because they will carry you through the good and bad times of life, Thank you for sharing. I have so enjoyed this post. So continue to make and enjoy the memories.
What a beautiful clock, I collect clocks and I think this one is so pretty.
Blessings,
Sue

Mary said...

Betty,

Happy belated Anniversary to you and Edward. I wish you many more happy, healthy years together.

Blessings,
Mary