Friday, December 09, 2005

27 years ago today



We were scared out of our minds.

If I smiled any harder, my face would surely break. Dave kept talking and therefore we never got a good picture of his beaming face. Notice the sideburns and moustache. Very late 70's.


I made my dress, actually I made two dresses, but chose this one over the white velvet tent dress I originally made. This one was white crepe and cotton lace. Perfect for the subzero day we were wed. The jacket was a bolero trimmed in the crepe and the dress was two pieces, a bias front tank and flared skirt, cinched so tight at the waist that I could barely breathe. My shoes were white strappy heels. What was I thinking?

I was thinking how lucky I was to have a second chance at marriage. I was 30 (for a few more days) and divorced for almost four years, and Dave was 23, the little darling. He was a meat cutter and I was a meat wrapper, could you get more romantic? When we married we both had apartments with leases, so we lived at his til the lease ran out and then we lived at mine and then we found another one, so in our first year we moved three times.
It seems I never mentioned my artistic inclinations and my intense desire to quit my horrible job and go back to school. This was my devious plan from the start, evil laugh, and soon I talked my way into this reality and was in school by the next year.

No doubt that my inlaws saw me as a gal that took advantage of their son, and disapproved of me quitting my 'good job'. I had to prove myself to everyone.
It all seems like ancient history now.

The secret to our long and happy marriage is that we give each other a break when we have bumps in the road. That means forgiveness, understanding, and an appreciation of our own faults and mistakes. I can't believe how peaceful our relationship is. I am a lucky duck.

22 comments:

  1. Sweet! I love the photos. Congrats to both of you lucky ducks.

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  2. Congratulations! 27 years is a long time, well done. And you've not changed all that much either ;-)

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  3. Happy anniversary, lucky ducks! Ya gotta love a guy in a velvet suit ;-)

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  4. What a beautiful dress! Don't feel bad, Mel, I got married in May and wore long sleeves with a cowl neck!

    Congrats! you both look the same.

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  5. Happy Anniversary! It's great to see married couples stay together for this long.
    I didn't know you were a December baby. So am I - Dec. 17

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  6. What a sweet couple you were and are still. How lucky you are to have each other. Beautiful pics.

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  7. What great photos.. you both are so cute. Young people today need t hear those words of wisdom and live by them. Relationships are not easy... you have to find "the flow and balance." Congrats to you both... you made each made a wonderful choice.

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  8. Happy anniversary! And you both look so young and cute and happy. Just how you should look on your wedding day! It is especially nice to hear regularly here how much you appreciate Dave. You're both lucky!

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  9. Chiming in with anniversay congratulations! Don't tell Dave, but I think you look younger than he does. Jen

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  10. You are a beautiful couple. Imagine robbing the cradle hahahha...well I'm only 2 years older than hubby lol. Happy Anniversay to both of you..

    Rosy

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  11. Congratulations, Melody! You two are very lucky to have found each other...

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  12. You both looked great! And neither of you really look all that different now, except that it seems strange to see you with longer hair and no glasses.

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  13. The first thing I thought of was why are you posting a picture of Ron Howard with a HOT babe!!! Then I could see the hunk Dave behind all that hair. You guys look adorable and so YOUNG!!!!

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  14. Congrats! You were a radiant and beautiful bride!

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  15. What wondeful photos. You were absolutely beautiful!! Hey, my sister in law wore the velvet tent dress - it was a mini, to boot. They were married about the same time and in Chicago!

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  16. So freakin cute. I love you guys. Congratulations.

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  17. Too fabu for words...you are such a gorgeous couple. Congrats on the anniversary. I think there is lots to be said for long term relationships since we are facing 25. Have wonderful celebration.

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  18. You still have the most beautiful smile and Dave has lost that *deer in the headlights* look. Congratulations to you both....you hit the Mega Ball in the marriage lottery.

    Oh, and Happy Birthday!!

    teri

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  19. Late to the party, but as everyone has said CONGRATULATIONS and you both look lovely. Not scared in the least. Meating (get it) at work is so very romantic, too.

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  20. I want to know where you get the anti-aging serum! Congrats to you both!

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