Saturday, 28 February 2009


Today is the anniversary of the day that my parents got married. If my Dad had not died in September it would be their 64th anniversary.

Instead it is a day full of memories.

*artwork by Kathy Hare


studio lolo said...

Blessings to your parents wherever they are, and to you my dear Renee.
Sixty-four years...whoa. That's a long time.

The image is wonderful.

Michelle said...

...just wanted to send some hugs and kisses for you


Delwyn said...

Good evening Renee.

Your parents are of the same vintage as mine. Mine are still faring well in their own home.

I made my parents a Blessing Book for their 50th anniversary, full of contributions from all the immediate family members. They were so touched and the book now is so well worn it has begun to fall apart - which is a good thing...

lakeviewer said...

Our loved ones live on forever in our memories and the habits and routines we have inherited from them. Have a lovely weekend.

Faith said...

Beautiful picture. Sweet memories to hold onto, mixed with the sorrow of longing.

Shelly said...

64 years - wow - or as dad would say "three life sentences" lol

Anonymous said...

Oh, that is a beautiful picture! WOW! 64 years! Wasn't Britney Spears first marriage 64 MINUTES? People could for sure learn from your parents.
How are you my dear friend? Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Love audrey

glorv1 said...

Memories are really all we have Renee. The month of March, tomorrow,is very hard for me, not to mention every year. I lost my son in March and so when this time of year rolls around I find myself always in tears at any given moment and then I stop because I have to. He would not have wanted me to be crying. On the 7th I will make his favorite foods, visit him, and let him know how much I love him.

How wonderful that your parents were together for so long. Now those are memories. Be happy for the times you shared together. ::hugs::

Anonymous said...

Renee, there WILL be some glass raising tonight, and you are ALWAYS on my "cheers" list! I am so grateful we have "met!" You make me laugh. You make me cry. You make me laugh again! You are loved.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

I'm thinking of you as you remember.
We're so lucky to be blessed with memories of the ones we love.

Sarah said...

Thank you for the love this morning!!Bless your parents!!! less you hon!!!Love, Sarah

Dawn said...

Renee how amazing to think 64 years together... that is blessed to find the one you love like that.
Enjoy your memories of your parents and the times with them, lucky you

Hope you are having good times with your sister, love ya x

Karin said...

I hope your day is filled with warmth and the best of those memories, and that your mom has loving family and friends with her, today, too. Sixty Four years together is wow! blessings my friend,

Anonymous said...

With you in thought on your day of memories.
Love, Barb

angelique said...

What a beautiful picture. I hope Grandma feels extra lots of love from Grandpa today.

Anonymous said...

Hi Renee, thanks so much for your message. some how I lost it.
I have great news. Going to Budapest to have a root canal, as the dentist here won't do it. Because Dr Lee pushed my jaw way to far and damaged me while taking a tooth out and I am sueing him. He is a hospital dentist. I think they are all bringing in ranks. Going to mention something to my solicitor about it.
Only costing me just under £50.00 for the flight there and back. Unbelievable price!
How are you Renee? Hope your smiling!
I might take my camera with me and show the photo's when I get back?

Anonymous said...

Hi Renee, thanks so much for your message. Will be on my own this time, so will have to talk somebody to boredom,lol! I am hoping to stop where the shops are? last time we went to Budapest we stayed on an island in the middle of the old sides Buda and the other Pest. Couldn't really go anywhere. I wasn't wishing too, just there for one reason and that was tooth!
Being in the city centre this time, hopefully will be a nice. Budapest did look like there a lot of people still very poor. Reminds me of the 70's here. I am sure they are worse off. There are also people who are better off.
There will be a day where I can go shopping.
As long as I get sorted properly this will be enough for me.
Have you had any trouble with your teeth?
Did you or do you get treated better?

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, your mum and dads anniversary date! oh such memories! Bless his soul. So beautiful to know about couples that last!
Hope today is a happy one for you!

lawatha said...

Wow- to be married that long... that is total dedication and devotion. I just celebrated my 33rd- I'm a little over halfway there! :)

Give your Mom a hug... and have her give you a hug for me!

Tam Hess said...

Lovely picture, thanks for sharing! xoxo

studio lolo said...

Just got home from a so-so day.
How did your day go today?
Any signs of spring yet? It's almost time for your sister to arrive :)

Sending hugs!

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

Aw, that image is so bittersweet (for me.) I hope your mother spent today surrounded by her loving family. We're lucky to have memories, but even the good one can bring us to tears. And, sometimes tears are a pain in the you know what!!

Enjoy your reunion with your sister, and I hope your weekend is a good one:)


Lisa said...

beautiful post- puts everything in perspective x

Bella Sinclair said...

64 years. I hope I am that lucky. They must have had an incredible love.

Speaking of incredible love, have a wonderful visit with your sister! Hooray!


Anonymous said...

Hi Renee, I get back on the 27th, so great timing to help you blow out your candles. This is so exciting, I love parties! Thank you so much for inviting me. Happy Birthday Renee!
Just incase I get carried away with my visit? I can be such a doddle head sometimes.
I never thought about chemo causing problems with your teeth. Did you get some relief when the tooth was sorted? Not nice to suffer with teeth as well as everything else!
We pay here also. The dentists have only so many on HNS these days. So paying for all my treatment. This is why I cannot understand there lack of help. Hospital is free though. Well we pay about £30.00 a week National insurance fees, this is hospital/doctorsl fees. So we are paying twice. Going to Budapest costs the same as going here with the travel included. A long way to travel for good care. Worth it!

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one little acorn said...

What a special day.. no doubt tinged by sadness, but also full of wonder at such a long and incredible partnership. Something that is something to be treasured.

Love to you. x

Linda Sue said...

LOVE YOU my beauty!

Michelle said...

I got something in the mail today :0)

Thank you lovely lady.

I know they are....

Michelle said...

We still don't know yet. She has the echo (cardiogram?) tomorrow and an MRI sometime very soon. Oncology appt next Wednesday, so I assume they will make some decisions re treatment then. They may want to drain the fluid from around her heart, and I don't think they can offer chemo till they know which cancer is 'acting up' as there isn't one that treats both colon and lung.
Soooooo.....waiting again. I dont know if she will have chemo anyway. It would have to be really worth it, time wise, I think for her to consider it, or radiation.

Michelle said...

Looks like its 2. The tumour in the lung looks to the oncologist like a primary.

Catnapping said...

love endures. even after our bodies cycle into something else. i believe with all my heart that love endures.

i don't think it's just hormonal. i think there is a spiritual component to it. (which probably has some physics-type science to explain it, but we just aren't able to comprehend that yet.)

kathy hare said...

my dad also died two years ago Renee, and it was thoughts of him and how my mother now feels that inspired this image.. I'm so honoured that you used this picture..
lots of love