Friday, October 16, 2009


Yes, 50 years ago today, Saturday 17 of October, 1959
Barry and I were married in Goole, Yorkshire.
Sorry it couldn't have been Flamborough, but my family had moved and travel restrictions meant a compromise. Better that than no wedding! Sadly, the little Methodist church is no longer there.
(If you click on the black and white photo above, you can see what we looked like all those years ago)

Last Sunday at church with the 50 beautiful, golden roses given to us by our friends
Mark and Joyce Lee
(I really am smiling! If you click on the photograph if will enlarge and you can see that I am.)

And though this may look to some as if this photo is more fitting for a funeral picture, we wanted to have a photo of the flowers and the Bible. People often ask those who pass notable wedding anniversaries to what they attribute their happy, successful marriage . We attribute ours to
Total commitment to the marriage, to each other and our Lord Jesus Christ -- and a healthy sense of humor doesn't hurt either!

( We chose to have the flowers there last Sunday rather than this Sunday, which is closer to the actual date, because a dear friend is celebrating her 100th birthday on that day)

ADDED LATER: If you're really interested you can see a little more of my wedding on my sister's blog CLICK HERE A Patchwork Quilt Made by Design.


Cherdecor said...

Congratulations to you on your 50th wedding anniversary! You both look great and yes, I think I see a little smile on your face. Ha! Ha!

By the way, did you have an earthquake drill today? Because of all the activity in the ring of fire, they said that CA is getting ready for the big one. I sure hope it never comes.

Morning's Minion said...

Thank you for sharing this very special milestone in your lives together. Marriage does indeed take committment and determination through some of the rougher times.
Your photos are so appealing.

Jose said...

Oh Chris, what an awesome milestone, so I was just two days shy of being a month old and you were getting married. Not tomorrow but next Saturday it will be 28 years for mi chica and I. Have a very happy anniversary dear friend.

Unknown said...

Congratulations on your 50th Anniversary!

claude said...

HAPPY WEDDING ANNIVERSATY to you and Barry, Chris ! Have a nice day !

Rune Eide said...

Heartfelt congratulations to both of you!!! 50 years are no mean feat these days - may all the next 50 equally nice:

Carmen said...

50 years?? That's SO great! Congratulations!!

I popped over to your sisters blog and looked at the photos too. Gave me a smile! That must have been quite the thing...marriage and then immigrating immediately afterwards!

kaybee said...

Just wanted to add my congratulations again -- a great achievement, and a great example of faithfulness,in these days!

Anonymous said...

Oh beautiful flowers!!!!! Glad you had a good celebration and congratulations from us

Wanda said...

Congratulations Chris.... What a wonderful picture of you and MOTH. The roses are favorite is yellow.
As Jose said...what a milestone. We are a couple of years behind you!!
Love and Hugs

donna said...

How wonderful....Congratulations!!!
continued blessings to you both.

loved all the pictures!


sandy said...

Wow, wonderful pic of you two and gorgeous flowers. Fifty years is such a big deal!!! Congrats big time by me. We're going on 38.