Thursday, October 30, 2008


Friday I will have been married 38 years. Sometimes it feels like a lifetime and at other times it seems much shorter. It seems almost unreal it has been 38 years.

We met in high school. Were steady dating from the first day. Dated for 4 years and got married when he was 20 and I was 21. It hasn't been a bump free road, and not a dull one. We still like each other as well as love each other.

We started out complete opposites but as time has passed, we have grown similar in many ways. Funny how that happens. But nice because it helps when two separate parts blend together. Less friction.

It is a long story about why we got married on Halloween. Not a planned thing. We had opposition from his parents and at that time, men had to be 21 to marry or have parental consent. They wouldn't. When they finally agreed, we didn't want to wait and the next Saturday just happened to be Halloween.

Halloween is not the most romantic day for an anniversary. Early in our marriage we would go out to eat to celebrate. A few times we were served by Dracula costumed waiters at the place we favored. Now like an old married couple, we stay home and I cook dinner. No bells and whistles but just glad we have been together for such a long time and are still friends as well as spouses. And thankfully I have never seen anyone else who would have been a better match for me.


Rose Welty said...

Congrats Jeanne! No small feat, sounds like a wonderful marriage.

Enjoy the night - do you fix something special?

Jeanette said...

Congratulations Jeanne and the other half :)

I hope your day is lovely and you get to reflect back over the 38 years you've had together.

Teresa said...

Love your VSD pear and sketches.... but most of all love your good news that you're happily married after 38 years. Now THAT'S something worth celebrating! I'm so happy for you. CONGRATS TO YOU AND BILL!!! Wishing you many more happy years together!

Jo Castillo said...

Congratulations, hope the celebration is great.

Kaly said...

gratulations Jeanne!
I just celebrated my 25th aniversary on the 29th October. I was 16 and he was 19, I had to have written concent from my parents, they agreed because I was pregnant ;)
but we now have a 24 year old boy and we are a happy couple too. its aways nice to see happy couples who have lived together forever!!!
the bumps are part of life and only true love can go over them.

Hope you get to live together and Happy many more years
big Kiss
with Love

Laurel Neustadter said...

Happy Anniversary!