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71st Wedding Anniversary
« on: March 30, 2011, 06:08:12 AM »
Today is my MIL & FIL's 71st wedding anniversary.  They have been wonderful in-laws for the most part.  We've had a couple of conflicts over the years, but have overcome them without either party cutting the other off.  They were/are both successful in their own rights and now are in an Assisted Living Facility, where the quality of life is not the best, but they are loved and cared for by the staff at the ALF as well as their two sons and DILs. 

They don't drink, but I'll toast to them as this is quite an accomplishment.  Clink, clink, anyone?

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Re: 71st Wedding Anniversary
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2011, 06:14:05 AM »
71 years!!  Wow that is quite an accomplishment in itself.  Here's to them & to you.  It takes wonderful people on all sides to make relationships work.  (((((hugs)))))  Anna.

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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2011, 06:19:13 AM »
Wow, FAFE! That's amazing! Congratulations to your ILs! (Clink)

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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2011, 06:45:08 AM »
Awesome! Cheers! I hope that DH and I make it to 71 yrs. That would make us 95 so there is a chance. :-)

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Re: 71st Wedding Anniversary
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2011, 06:53:24 AM »
She will be 93 in July and he will be 95 in September.  I have been in the family for 40 years (July).  I do not aspire to be making that 71st one.  My DH will probably live to be a ripe ole age, but my side of the family does good to make 70.  I am almost 65 so I should have a few more good ones.  LOL!

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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2011, 06:55:37 AM »
WOW- 71 years!  What a blessing!!! Congrats to them!

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Re: 71st Wedding Anniversary
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2011, 07:00:50 AM »
Wow, that is awesome!  Congrats to them!!!!
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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2011, 07:43:31 AM »
May we all be blessed with a 71 year anniversary .. You are lucky Fafe to have them in your lives.. Give them both a big WWU hug.

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Re: 71st Wedding Anniversary
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2011, 09:29:05 AM »
Here! Here! And sending love...
"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes it's a quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I'll try again tomorrow." -- Mary Ann Radmacher

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Re: 71st Wedding Anniversary
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2011, 06:39:05 AM »
Wow! CLINK CLINK
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Re: 71st Wedding Anniversary
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2011, 12:49:39 PM »
Thanks for all the well wishes!  They had a little celebration at the ALF at lunchtime.  We carried in a bouquet of balloons (sp) and a lovely cake that was shared by all the "inmates" as I call them.  The staff is delightful to work with.  Both of their sons' ate lunch with them. 

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Re: 71st Wedding Anniversary
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2011, 01:36:44 PM »
Ummmm...I've been married 74 years if I get to count everybody....
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Re: 71st Wedding Anniversary
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2011, 02:00:18 PM »
Luise, let us know when it all adds up to 75 and we'll throw you a party!!!! My two combined would only be 43. 

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Re: 71st Wedding Anniversary
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2011, 02:09:03 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D
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Re: 71st Wedding Anniversary
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2011, 02:31:30 PM »
Luise, were you married to two people  at the same time? Or did you get married at 10?