Thirty One Years


Back in the olden days… you know… the 1980s, when there was no such thing as the internet.  Yes, way back then we took our first out of the ordinary vacation.  I came across an article in a magazine about old plantation homes open to guests.

It was our anniversary, and to celebrate we combined our love for beautiful houses, the romance of gorgeous gardens, the joy of hitting the open road, and we set out on a lovely journey through Louisiana and Mississippi.

The big to do was spending two nights at Cottage Plantation, an antebellum beauty. My sweetest memory is having breakfast in the wonderful old dining room, enjoying southern hospitality and fine china along with the other guests, loving their surprised faces when they discovered we were not on our honeymoon.

Oh how we loved that!  After all, we had already been married three whole years, and at the ripe old age of 23 it delighted us that we still looked like newlyweds. 

You know, Gary… it tickled me a couple of years ago when someone asked us if we were on our honeymoon as we glided over the deep blue sea.  31 years with you, and it just gets better and better.  Happy Anniversary!


11 Responses to “Thirty One Years”

  1. Kim says:

    Happy Anniversary!

  2. Marcea Clive says:

    Happy Anniversary, Gary and Sandy……Many, many more!

  3. lawaanda calton says:

    A beautiful day! A special day! Happy Anniversary!

  4. Bette says:

    Hope you have a wonderful anniversary and Many more wonderful adventures together. Appreciate each other every day!

  5. Marietta Kelt says:

    Made for each other….obviously!!!

  6. Cheryl says:

    Aww…brings tears to my eyes. What a special, special thing to have married your best friend. You two are such a shining example of what can happen when each person truly puts their partner above themselves. It’s just how God expects us to act. Hope your day is blessed.:)

  7. Sandy Fields says:

    Thanks everyone!
    We’ve worked ourselves silly today… but it was nice to be together. Yes.. wonderful to be married to my best friend!

  8. Margret says:

    Happy Anniversary! So heartwarming to hear such great, long love stories! Wishing you many more years of health and happiness together.

  9. Mary Anne says:

    Happy Anniversary! Hope you all have another 31.

  10. Betty Williamson says:

    Happy Anniversary! I think this might just work… 😀

  11. Robin Green says:

    So happy for you two. Working side by side brings much happiness…. and makes those special vacations possible, right??

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