Caftan Woman

Caftan Woman

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A Quarter of a Century!

Dum-dee-dum-dum.  It was Saturday, June 25, 1988.  It was hot and hazy in Toronto.  We were working the Marriage Watch out of St. Mark's United.  The groom was Garry.  I carried a bouquet.  I was the bride.  Dum-dee-dum-dum-dah.

Judge and Mrs. Hardy and children
Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Fay Holden, Cecilia Parker

On that day in 1988 25 years in the future seemed a long time coming.  I imagined us morphing into dignified middle age like MGMs Carvel couple pictured above.

Ma and Pa Kettle
Percy Kilbride, Marjorie Main

Our actual level of refinement reached as far as Universal International's money making marrieds of the 50s.  I am reminded of Charlie Chan in Charlie Chan at the Race Track when he said "Truth sometimes like stab of cruel knife."

Garry's favourite movie quote is from His Girl Friday.

Walter:  "And I still claim I was tight the night I proposed to you. If you had been a gentleman, you would have forgotten all about it."



Happy Anniversary, Sweetie 


23 comments:

  1. Wishing a very Happy Silver Anniversary to both of you!!!

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  2. Congratulations and happy Silver Wedding Anniversary to you!! You were a beautiful bride, and you are still beautiful today!!

    Wishing you and your dashing husband a wonderful celebration...and, of course, many more glorious years together.

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  3. Thank you very much, Lee.

    Patti, thank you. I don't think anyone has every called my husband "dashing" before.

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  4. Well, that is an oversight on their part!

    I am an 80's bride too (86), so I celebrated my 25th 2 years ago. Do you remember when it used to be that only OLD people were married 25 years!? And now, here we are!

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  5. Patti, I know! 25 years used to be such a long time, but now I realize it's just the blink of an eye.

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  6. 25 years, huh? What's your secret?

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  7. How sweet!! Here's to many, many more years of wedded bliss! Lovely couple then and now!

    Aurora

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  8. happy Anniversary and many more happy ones in the future!

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  9. Congratulations! Wishing you many more happy years together (and love that 80s gown = Princess Di would have been sooooooo jealous!).

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  10. Rich, the secret (at least for us) is to never lose your sense of humour. Also, a promise made is a promise kept and a marriage is a promise.

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  11. Thanks, Aurora. We had a fun time at our wedding. I gather from current reality television that we were supposed to have a day of angst-filled drama.

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  12. Gilby, I appreciate those kind thoughts.

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  13. FlickChick, I'm pretty sure we thought we were so elegant, but our daughter just grins at the pictures and calls us "cute". It's true. You look at some dresses and they scream the decade. My dress was made by a close friend. I was prepared to hire her, but she did it as a gift. I only paid for the material, $60 wholesale.

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  14. Congrats. You were beautiful then and you are beautiful now! Here's to another 25 years for you and hubby...

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  15. Congrats!!! Happy Silver Anniversary!! Cheers! to many more years together.

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  16. Congratulations to the happy, handsome couple. How lucky you are to have each other. May the future give you much happiness and a lot more laughs.

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  17. A very merry Silver Jubilee to the pair o' yiz!

    Here's a favorite screen couple of mine:

    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ma5wbb6WOM1r5t4sho1_500.jpg

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  18. JTL, your good wishes are greatly appreciated.

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  19. Congratulations to you both! Here's to the next 25 being just as much fun for you guys.

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  20. Lovely!! Congratulations on your recent silver anniversary!!

    June is a good month to get married -- we celebrated No. 29 last weekend. :)

    Best wishes,
    Laura

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  21. Congratulations to you, Laura! Time sure flies, doesn't it?

    I had to get married in June. It comes from watching "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" too often.

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