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Random Five…Thursday?

Random Five is early this week!

1.) This was our snow on Tuesday morning. Yes, I can hear all my northern friends laughing from here. And, thankfully, the street was just wet, not icy.

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2.) Yesterday, I received quite a special, thoughtful gift in the mail.  My dear blogging friend, Pix, sent me this beautiful necklace (which she had custom made for me). And she had written a sweet message in this beautiful card.  Thanks again, Pix; I love it!

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3.) Recently, I was contacted by a young woman who had read my post about the yearbooks, purchased on E-bay, from my alma mater. It seems that her grandfather had been the high school principal at that school during the late fifties. He was no longer there when I was in school, but my sister remembered him well.  She shared several stories with me of her memories of him as principal, and I, in turn, forwarded those to his granddaughter. And she shared them with her father. Just another reason I love blogging.

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4.) You may recall this photo that I shared a couple of weeks ago.   There’s sad news in our area this week: a 75-year old fisherman left out of this harbor (in a smaller boat than these) late Monday afternoon. His boat was found capsized later that evening, but as of this morning, his body hasn’t been found. This is just a few miles upriver from where we live.

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5.) Wondering why it’s R5T this week, rather than R5F? I won’t be posting tomorrow;  Motor Man and I will celebrate our anniversary on Monday, and there just may be a long weekend in our immediate future.

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One of my favorites: Motor Man, before the ceremony, keeping my wedding ring safe on his pinkie.

 Happy weekend!

~These Days Of Mine~

Sixty-nine Years

Today is Motor Man’s parents’ anniversary.  They’ve been married 69 years. Sixty-nine years.  That’s a milestone not many couples reach.

On their wedding day in 1942:

Theirs is an interesting story: they married when she was 15, he was 20.  He shipped overseas (World War II) when Motor Man was just a few days old and returned 16 months later.  They’ve raised four children and have always been very active in their community.  Years ago, they travelled quite a bit, both in the U.S. and to many foreign countries. In recent years, they’ve become inseparable and are rarely out of each other’s sight.

Yesterday, they celebrated their anniversary with a little informal party at home. 

They cut the wedding cake.

And drank champagne.

 I didn’t get many pictures of their guests, focusing instead on them. Motor Man’s sister took this as we were leaving.

When I think of their children and grandchildren, their spouses, and the three great grandchildren, I’m reminded of the little saying:

All because two people fell in love.”