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Friday, April 15, 2016

49 and Counting...




This is truly hard for me to fathom:
it has already been 
17,898 days,
roughly 429,567 hours
since Bill and I married
way back
 49 years ago, 
on April 15, 1967.  


Seems like it was yesterday, doesn't it, dear?



Our+wedding+day
April 15, 1967 ~ Louisville, KY


We were both young things 
in our early 20’s 
when we married 
and life has been 
good to us ever since.



Hawaii 2001 At the luau
Hawaii - 2001


It makes me happy that 
I found and married 
such an 
optimistic ~ loving ~ kind 
 husband 
with a witty sense of humo
that cracks me up daily.


He's a caring father 
for our 2 magnificent sons, 
plus
caring grandfather for our 
adorable groovy 
5-year-old grandson.


Bill, Jr.

Matt


2004 ~ Tucson


2006 Riviera Maya Mexico Hotel bar
2005 ~ Riviera Maya, Mexico


 2007 ~ 40th anniversary renewal vows in Las Vegas, with Elvis "officiating." 
The sun was very bright in this pic, but had to include it because of Elvis' pose!


Las Vegas 2008
2008 ~ Las Vegas


2010 Springfield KY
2010 ~ Springfield, KY

2013 ~ near home






We will be celebrating it low-key this year, with a delicious dinner at a favorite restaurant here in the Chicago area:  filet mignon for me, strip steak for him, with all the trimmings…


Toasting to our 49 years 
of wedded bliss
and Income Tax Day!








  

55 comments:

  1. Happy anniversary to you both. Time flies when you're having fun and from those gorgeous photos, you've both had a wonderful life. We're only 2 years behind you.
    Sam

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    1. Thanks, Sam! We have! Your years are flying by too! Take care

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  2. Hi Pam ... Congratulations! I love your summary of the 49 years.

    One nitpicky thing: the IRS has postponed tax day this year, it's Monday the 18th for a change. So your celebration can be IRS free!

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Mae! Yes, I forgot about the deadline, so it's a great day to celebrate our anniversary!

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  3. 7 yrs behind you!:)
    Happy Anniversary..you do look so happy..wonderful!

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    1. Thanks, Monique! So you know also how fast it goes by. Happy Days!

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  4. It doesn't look like I have to tell you to "celebrate"!! You already know how!! I especially like knowing that Elvis performed at your vow renewals!! Have a great day!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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    1. Ha! Thanks, Bonnie, we do! Elvis was truly awesome. He sang the vows through Elvis' songs, he sounded exactly like him, and looked like him too. So he was unique and funny, with serious moments too.

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  5. Happy anniversary dear Pam for you and your hubby :) :)

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    1. Thanks, Gloria! Have a great weekend!

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  6. Great photos, Pam and Happy Days to you both. You guys really fit well together.

    That's the BEST!

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    1. Thanks, Ivy! We really have been blessed and are enjoying the day. Have a fun weekend!

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    2. That's the best, Pam. Just wonderful.

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    3. Thanks again, Ivy and here's wishing you the best!

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  7. Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby, Pam! GREAT photos! Enjoy your dinner:)

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    1. Thanks, Louise! I am definitely looking forward to a delicious dinner, with no cooking, no clean-up! :-) Take care

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  8. Pam, Happy Anniversary! Laurie and I are coming up on our 37th anniversary next week...38 years from the day we had our first date. Life is good when you find a partner that you can be best friends with isn't it?! Wishing you many more years together... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Thanks, Dave! Yes, they have been happy years, he has a great sense of humor and always sees the positive, and that definitely helps! You and Laurie's years are adding up also. Wishing you both many more years together also! Take care

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  9. Happy Anniversary to you & Bill!!! It's amazing to think- almost 5 decades of memories & so many treasured moments, Pam. Congratulations!
    ~Judy

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    1. Thanks, Judy! Kind of scary, for sure! Doesn't seem that long. Have a great weekend!

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  10. Happy Anniversary to you both, Pam. Yeah, just imagine those amazing years you guys have been through. Gosh, 1967 I'm not even born yet ! haha..... I'm born 2 years later. I'm sure you're going to have a fabulous day. God blessed.
    Blessings, Kristy

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    1. Thanks, Kristy! Ha, Ha!!! You're just a young thing and the age of our sons! You were born just after one of them and before the other one in 1974. Hope you're having a great weekend!

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  11. A very happy anniversary to you both!

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  12. Congratulations on your special day!
    Sounds like you had great plans for your day.
    Wishing you many more.

    M : )

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    1. Thanks, Melinda! It was great and we had a delicious dinner!

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  13. Congrats. How lucky and wonderful that you found each other.
    I am from Chicago also so I hope you are going to Gibsons for that great steak!
    Wishing you continued happiness and good health and many years of laughter.
    Warmly, Carol from Chicago.......have always enjoyed your posts, keep them coming.

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    1. Hi Carol! No it wasn't, but it was very comparable. We are big fans of Gene and Georgetti's in the city. Thanks so much for all your kind words, and it makes me happy that you enjoy the posts here! Take care and have a great weekend!

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  14. Dear Pam and Bill,
    Happy Anniversary! Wow 49 years is wonderful..next year God willing will be your 50th and that is a big milestone. Your photos are awesome. I especially liked the one that you renewed your vows in Vegas with Elvis...That must have been so much fun. I wish you the best and I hope that you have a wonderful dinner with your family. Sounds like a delicious meal planned..May God Bless you both...Enjoy!
    Hugs and love Dottie :)

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    1. Thanks, Dottie! It was a blast with "Elvis" and lots of good memories of it. We had a great dinner last night. Thanks so much for good wishes! Take care and I hope all is well your way! Hugs

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  15. Wow that is just amazing, happy anniversary Bill and Pam, 49 years is incredible. that is the year my dad arrived in Canada 2. Elvis remarried you, how cool. All the best and...another 49 :-)

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    1. Thanks, Evelyne! That's a lot of years! And yes, Elvis was cool! Have a great day!

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  16. Dear Pam, A wonderful celebration of life!! Wishing you and Bill all the very best. Enjoy that great dinner. Blessings, xo Catherine

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    1. Thanks, Catherine! We had a great day and dinner too! Hugs

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  17. Great pics! Happy Anniversary to you and Bill and wishing you many more! Cheers!

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    1. Thanks, Marguerite! Have a wonderful day!

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  18. wow...49 years!! That's definitely something, Pam. Happy anniversary to you both!

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  19. Aww, such a sweet post! Happy Anniversary & cheers to the next 51!!!

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    1. Thanks, Mary! That's a lot of years and would definitely be a record, I bet! :-)

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  20. congrats! i'm getting ready to marry my love on saturday, so this is particularly meaningful to me! :)

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    1. Thanks, Grace! Here's to your first 49 years, and more!

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  21. Congratulations to you and Bill! 49 amazing years together! This is such a sweet and lovely post! Many more happy years together! Cheers!

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    1. Thanks, Joyce! Have a great week!

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  22. To many, many years to com Pam. May both of you be as strong as the eternal mountains! It is such a blessing to be together after so many years!

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    1. Thanks, Katerina! It is definitely a blessing and I like your mountains wish! Take care

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  23. It's always strip steak for me and filet mignon for Mrs KR when we have steak. Or sometimes we say heck with it, and order a big porterhouse -- which of course has both. Anyway, congrats! That's quite an achievement. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    1. Thanks, John! Porterhouse sounds great to me! Take care

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  24. Congratulations, Pam to you and your hubby! What a wonderful, lasting marriage you've had. Wishing you have many more years together!

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    1. Thanks, Susan! It has been a lot of years! :-)

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  25. Oh wow, congratulations to you and Bill, Pam. Love the photos! Good on you - here's to many more years together.

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    1. Thanks, cakelaw! They have been good years!

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  26. Oh Pam...this is such a sweet post...and it sure brought tears to my eyes...just to see the pictures you shared and the love for each other...priceless...I am very happy for you both and wish you many many more years together.

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    1. Thanks, Juliana! You're a sweetie! Take care

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  27. Pam, what a beautiful bride! And your dress could work today; it doesn't look "dated" at all. Happy anniversary to you both -- and many more!

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