Meandering Thoughts

Meandering Thoughts

Monday, June 14, 2010

Forty-One Years Today

Anniversary day.   Married for forty-one years to my high school sweetheart.  There was a point in our marriage that I'd been married to Richard for more than half of my life on this earth.  That anniversary was rather shocking to me, kind of mind boggling.  An yet, here I am today and I can hardly remember a time that we haven't been together. 

We went to different high schools, rival schools.  Date nights were at football games, basketball games and school dances.  We always went to Friches after the games, backing the car into the same spot and watching all the cars parade around the loop looking for a place to park.  Food was ordered through a speaker system and delivered on a tray that hung on the window.  Music played on the radio from the late 60's, the Beach Boys, the Lettermen, Mamas & the Papas, Roy Orbison, Beatles, Bob Dylan, Righteous Brothers, Animals, Rolling Stones.......... I could go on and on.  What a great time for music!  (This Friches was blown away in the 1974 Xenia Tornado.)

In the summer we were immersed in our 4-H events, we belonged to the 4-H same club.  The Greene County Fair and 4-H camp were the highlight of our summers.  We had so much fun at the fair.  Richard showed dairy calves and we would sit on his show box for hours, holding hands and visiting with friends.  Show days were always fun, washing the animals and keeping them clean for show.  Of course, I had my own "girlie" projects, it was much more fun hanging out in the barns!

Many good memories from that time and more in the forty-one since that time.  How very lucky to find the person you want to spend your life with, to have a family with and to grow old with.  


  1. Congratulations to a great couple! Maybe Richard can take you in his truck to a Sonic... though I'm sure it wouldn't be the same as those high school days.

  2. Ahhhhh... How sweet! Congratulations, you two! Yes, after all these years, you still "deserve" one another! :) I'm so glad you have such a happy life together. Love you both, CD

    (Cindy, I really like your new background, but the words on the left blend in. Might it be possible to change the color of the words?)

  3. Nice! My husband and I have a similar story! We also went to rival schools, we have been married for 43 years, and he has white hair and beard!
    Congratulations to the two of you.
    PS After I turned the laptop around to show my husband your picture, he said, do we have one like that? So...that'll probably be coming soon on my blog! ;)