Happy Anniversary

~ Happy Anniversary to us ~

We spent the weekend celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary.  We worked real hard all week to get all our weekend chores out of the way.  Then we made a list of 10 things we liked to do and we planned to spend the whole weekend, enjoying free-time.  Which we did.   Nothing elaborate, just sweet relaxing stuff;  flowers and chocolate were involved

Of course I spent Saturday celebrating and didn’t find out I was celebrating the wrong day until late Sunday afternoon when a friend called to say “Happy Anniversary”  and I said, “Thanks”  but after talking awhile I told her our anniversary was really yesterday.  To which she replied, “But, I thought it was the 3rd.”

“It was, wasn’t that yesterday?”


In our home, I’m the one that never knows when anyones birthday or anniversary is.  Sorry kids. Sorry other loved ones, but I love you all even if I don’t know your birthday or anniversary!  I do at least know Christmas is December 25th and most major holidays although they do seem to sneak up on me.

But never mind about all that, should I tell you about our first anniversary?

Late in March ~ forty years ago, my husband says to me, “Should we thaw out our wedding cake?”

To which I replied, and I quote, “What for?”

“For our first anniversary.”  He says.

Without thinking, I blurt out, “When is it?”

Needless to say this went over ~ “not well”.  We thawed out the cake and tried to eat it.  I’ve heard some people say their “in the freezer for twelve months”, year old wedding cake; that traveled who knows what kind of road to get to the freezer  was delicious.   I find this hard to believe because in all honesty our’s was horrible.  We decided that if you can eat that thing one year later ~ you are tough enough to withstand ANYTHING!  We couldn’t eat it but we still made it. So take heart Newlyweds.   If you can’t eat the cake you may still survive.


6 Responses to “Happy Anniversary”

  1. Teresa — April 4, 2011 @ 9:36 pm

    Hope you guys had a great time! I remember one year we were in Florida over your anniversary and Becki and I stayed in the hotel while you and Dad went out. We made up a little song/chant (or I did anyway) and we decided to spray you with a water spray bottle as you came back while I sang the song. It didn’t go the way I had it planned in my head. I just remember you guys looking really confused at all the commotion and Dad just goes, “Why is the carpet wet?” Haha! Happy 40th Anniversary!

    • admin — April 4, 2011 @ 10:27 pm

      That is too funny! We remember going out while we were in FL but we missed the water bottle part. Please sing the song/chant next time we see you ~ we’d get it now 🙂

      • Teresa — April 5, 2011 @ 12:56 pm

        i believe it went like this:

        ridin’ on the rodeo, happy ‘versary to ya’ll

        typing it out it makes very little sense to me, but i remember feeling very clever about it.

        • admin — April 5, 2011 @ 1:24 pm

          Too cute! Your mother and father like it ~ what else matters!

  2. Rita — April 4, 2011 @ 3:40 pm

    Happy belated anniversary. Chocolate and roses. Don is definitely a keeper but you have that figured out already.

    • admin — April 4, 2011 @ 3:56 pm

      And that was just the beginning 🙂

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