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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

40th Wedding Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary to Us!

It is Al and my fortieth wedding anniversary!
Well technically it was on Sunday, July 7, 
but we were out for a little celebration (more on that at the end of the post!)

Forty years sure did seem to fly by. We had many good times, trying times, especially with health. Joyous times, especially the birth of our two miracle sons and 3 wonderful grandsons. Times for laughter and tears. But we made it forty years, who would of thought? ☺

Our first kiss as a married couple.
proof of marriage! a signed wedding license

a drive along Lake Michigan after the ceremony with a stop at the 
Milwaukee War Memorial (now the Milwaukee Art Museum) for photos 

It was a hot, very hot and windy day. The newspaper actually printed it was the hottest day of the year (so far that year). I have the tiny clipping, but I could not get it to scan clear enough to read.

Forty years later...

The weather, is the high 80's almost as hot as it was our wedding day. Only with some clouds and a few sprinkles here and there. Windy again, but it felt good, as we were outside most of the day.

hot and sweaty, but still happy together
look at my wind blown white hair! yikers!!

  So how did we celebrate?
Not the same as our wedding day, with a 9 piece local rock band and tons of family and friends, food & booze. Al was the bands' equipment manager/body guard ☺. It was so hot and miserable in the tiny hall, people could not find relief outside or in the over worked air conditioned hall. The heat might of contributed to the reason why we went through 8 and ½ barrels of beer!

  So where did we go? It was with a large group of people and full of food, fun and entertainment. But not at or for our expense. We went to the Matt Kenseth (of NASCAR racing fame) fan club annual party for the members of his fan club.
  With both our sons and family all in other states or too far away, this was the next best thing we thought of to do. We have gone to Matt Kenseth's fan club parties before and always had a good time, so this was our treat to ourselves.

Matt Kenseth posed to take a photo with us during the autograph session

Today we are back to lots of rain and thunder storm warnings. I feel like I am growing moss between my ears! Especially since the heat is still high and feels like 1000% humidity, eewwww...

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Until next time ...
Faythe & Al


  1. Happy 40th Anniversary!!! My Dad and Mom had their 41st.

  2. You look great in all the photos! Congrats!

  3. ♪♪Happy Anniversary to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Anniversary to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Anniversary Dear Al and Faythe,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Anniversary to you.♪♪

    What a lovely post. It made me smile.

    Have a terrific day honey. Big hugs. ☺

  4. Aw, that's very nice, Faythe! Happy 40th Anniversary! It sounds as if you had a great time together!

    It's been quite hot and humid and rainy here, too. It's more like a tropical climate. The plants are growing like crazy, though.

  5. Happy Anniversary!


  6. Happy Anniversary, dear Faythe - I am SO happy for you and your husband!

    I hope you both have many, many more!

    Create With Joy

  7. Happy Anniversary, Faythe! Love the photos!

  8. Happy 40th and many more to come :)
    We've made it to about 35 what a marathon lol

  9. Happy 40th Anniversary!! Way to go :)

  10. Happy Happy 40th wedding anniversary.

  11. Happy Anniversary my friend! Thanks for letting me know. How have you been? Well, silly me I can see how you been. HAPPY!!!! YOU LOOK MARRRRRRRRRRRRRVELOUS! I wish you & your hubby another 40 yrs. of wonderful, healthy, happy life together of pure fun, loving bliss! HUGS...

  12. 40 years, that's amazing! Congratulations and happy anniversary!

  13. Happy Anniversary Faythe, and many congratulations on 40 years together! x

  14. Aww! Happy Anniversary to you both :-)

  15. A very happy anniversary to you both!

  16. Just awesome...congrats!!

  17. Happy Anniversary. Sounds like you had a great day!
    Apparently July is anniversary month. My 48th is today.

  18. OH I JUST LOVE YOUR PHOTOS!!! 40 YEARS! What an accomplishment!!!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS AND ((((hugs)))) and best wishes for many many more happy years!

  19. Anonymous10:42 AM

    Happy Anniversary! Happy Anniversary!
    Glad you two had a great time, you deserve it!
    Here's to 40 4 hundred million more anniversarys!! ;-)
    All our love,
    Richard &Terrylynn

  20. There are not many people who can claim 40 years together and fewer still that can claim 40 WONDERFUL years. You two are an inspiration.

    Congratulations and thanks for sharing some of the ups and downs on your blog.

  21. Happy Anniversary! Wishing you many, many more! Terrific pictures and you're both as beautiful and handsome as in 1973!

  22. Such exciting news. My husband, Tom, and I celebrated our 40th anniversary on May 19. Isn't it amazing how styles have changed. I too had a long-sleeved dress with high neck. Now everybody wears strapless. I know I would not have been comfortable. With sincere congratulations. May you two enjoy at least 40 more years together. Janet

  23. What a great post! This made me tear up. 40 years, wow!

  24. Happy anniversary! What an amazing accomplishment. Congrats to you guys. We just passed our 10 year in May.

  25. Wow 40 years - Congrats - here is to another 40 :)

  26. How sweet! We just hit 20! A long way to go to catch you! Congrats!

  27. Happy Anniversary! My husband and I will be celebrating our 21st anniversary this weekend- we have a long way to go to catch up!

  28. How cool to see the photo progression!! You look awesome!

  29. Happy Anniversary. Sounds like you had a great day to celebrate a great life.

    Thanks for sharing a bit of your story with us.

  30. That's wonderful, congrats!

  31. Happy Anniversary!

  32. Making it to ten years is amazing these days nevermind 40. Congrats!!!

  33. Happy Anniversary and wishing you many more

  34. My parents just celebrated their 40th too! Hubby and I just had our 11th... we'll get there. :) Congrats!

  35. our anniversary, the 21st, is next week. Congratulations on making it to 40!

  36. Congrats on the anniversary!
    And thanks for stopping by and checking out my sweet babes. I think the amber necklaces work great. My daughter has been wearing her since she was 5 months old and she has never been fussy with any of her teeth coming in. My son is just now getting his first tooth, so we will see if the same holds true for him.

  37. This is a beautiful posting Faythe and wow look at you on your wedding day, gorgeous my dear and still as young and lovely today :)

    I can see from your photographs that your 40th Wedding Anniversary was a delightful day, wonderful times shared are always adding to the memories and I wish you a very happy 4oth my sweet friend, and many more to come for two peeps in love as you are :) :)

    Andro xxxx


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