I’ve had several major life events that fell in November; some happy, some sad.
The most important one was our wedding in 1973.
We did not plan a Fall wedding, we were going about arrangements for the Spring of 1974.
A promising job offer arrived, some 2000 miles from home.
We made the decision to move the wedding up, arriving there by December 1, his start date.
This was September.
With the help of family connections and cooperative friends, we pulled it off.
November 17. Catholic ceremony. Mass. Formal dinner with 150 guests in attendance.
We selected Autumn colors and themes, hoping to match the splendor of the season.
One week before the day, a bitter rain and wind took down every remaining leaf, leaving us with stark, empty trees.
On the afternoon of the wedding, we had a cold rain that turned to ice.
They say that is a good omen for a lasting marriage.
Maybe they were right.
We celebrate 45 years together, 42 years married.
Colour My World. 1973
Congrats on such a wonderful accomplishment!
Thanks, Vic. My first impulse was to post Guns N Roses’ November Rain…but the video is a bit too bleak. ☺
About the only Guns N Roses song I like, lol
Thank you. ☺
Warmest congratulations to you both, Van ❤
Thanks, Sue, it’s been quite an adventure. 💕
Forty five years? I would hope it has 🙂 ❤
Congratulations. 45 years is huge!
Thanks for the visit. It is huge. ☺
Congrats on such a long-lasting relationship! Even without the leaves on the trees, love still managed to bloom and bring new colours to your world!
What a great way to put it, thanks so much. Yep…we’ve had our share of color ! 💕
These days a job offer 2000 miles from home might mean traveling together, but not necessarily marriage. Congratulations on doing it right, and making it last for 45 years – and hopefully, many more years to go.
You’re so right about that, CM, back at that time, not getting married…was not even an option. Thanks. 💕
Congratulations to you both 🙂
Thanks, Judy. ☺
45 years. Now, that, is an accomplishment. Congratulations Van.
It’s been a lifetime, thanks, DK. 💕
What an incredible and inspiring example!!! Very happy for you two! Xoxo
I won’t say it’s always been easy, Dyane, but we stuck it out. p.s. Any one who says it’s been a cakewalk, is most likely not being realistic, or even honest. Thanks. 💕
Congratulations on 42 years of marriage, Van! ;o)
Thanks so much, Paul. We laugh a lot. It seems to work.☺
I’m a firm believer in laughter being a key ingredient to a successful marriage.
Thank you, Laura. 💕
Congratulations, Van! We were actually married in the same year in June. My wife and I have known each other since third grade.
The good omen was that you guys love each other. The month and weather are all window dressing and great for old wives tales…😊
Have a great month.
What and accomplishment. Congratulations and all the best for the next 42-odd!
Thanks for the good wishes, Fiona. ☺
Since 3rd grade…wow. You win, George. You’re right about the reality of relationships, and maybe a bit of fate. We were meant to find one another. Thanks. 💑
Congratulations Van. I am so glad you share a love like that. It’s such a joy.
Thanks, Linda, it’s something we don’t take for granted. We were blessed to find each other, and have worked at it for a lifetime. 💑
I know exactly. We just made 45 in August.
Congrats to you. Were you home in time to celebrate ?
No, and I felt sorry for myself!
Oh, the sacrifices we make for our children. I’m sure it was a nice reunion for you both when you did get home. ☺
I was good to be home.
Congratulations! I am sure it was beautiful!
Thanks, Lynn. Funny thing, I don’t remember a lot of details, I was sort of floating over the whole ceremony. ☺
yes I think we tend to float!:) lovely
I was nervous. We were leaving home the following week for Utah. I didn’t know what to expect, in so many ways. It turns out that being isolated was a bit of a bonding experience for us both. Who knew??? ☺
That is so sweet:)
Congratulations on a great milestone, Van. Here’s to the next 45 years together 🙂 🍸
Thanks ? Seems like 45 more is something I can’t picture. Kind of scary, Hugh. ☺ Cryptkeeper comes to mind.
An impressive feat. Congratulations. In these parts November is probably the most unpredictable month weather wise. It wouldn’the surprise me if it started raining frogs.
Now that would be biblical, John. Thanks. ☺
Well this is too funny not to mention…we were married on November 20, 1971 after a day of freezing rain which kept a lot of our guests away. I did not know it was a good omen until now. 😄
Well, there you go…maybe it’s not such an old wives’ tale, Lynn. ☺ But, we do qualify as “old wives” anyway, don’t we ???
You gave me the shivers. I still have them. Congrats on the years of being married. Yikes, don’t I know that is one heck of an achievement!!!! (((HUGS))) Amy ❤
Thanks so much, Amy. Achievement based on the vows that we both took to heart. 💝
Congratulations! Beautiful love story. Thank you for sharing it.
Thanks, Kitt, my pleasure to share. 💕
Congratulations,Van! What a wonderful, heart-warming memory! Chryssa
Heartwarming helps when it comes to November weather. Thanks, Chryssa. 💕
The omens lined up perfectly for you two, Van. Chicago’s sweet song was everywhere back then. It was the theme for my prom. I’m glad it sweetened long and successful arc of life with your beloved hubby, my friend happy 42nd anniversary in two weeks, my friend. ❤
It seems those omens were indeed on our side. What a great prom theme! Thanks for the anniversary wishes, Mark. So glad to have found friends like you here. ❤️
Congrats, Van, that is a long time together. How very beautiful!
Thanks so much, Sandra, it is a lifetime.💑
Congrats, Van! Rain on the wedding day is clearly good luck!
Thanks, Diana. It seems so. ❤️
45 years!!! You deserve a medal. Congrats. You know, this is the third post in two days where I’ve read about people’s wedding and anniversary. Interesting. Happy November
Thanks so much. Glad I’m not alone out there in the blogosphere !! ☺