We are a rare vintage,
mellowed with time,
The Seekers – I’ll never find another you (1968)
Note: I started to clean up the photo in PhotoShop to make it perfect, but then changed my mind. After all, with 34 years on us we are a bit dusty and scratched. ❤ ❤ ❤
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What a sweet photo. And I love that you mentioned being “content.” Contentment is seriously underrated these days – a gift, indeed. As for The Seekers — we’re clearly of the same vintage! They’re still one of my favorites.
Linda, Bob found this one the other day and it was clear that he found meaning in it when he shared it with me. 🙂 I miss the old songs when singing in key and about love and life were the norm. And, yes, you can have everything, but without contentment it is all meaningless.
Congratulations on an increasingly rare achievement. May the rest of your years together be wonderful too!
Thank you Kate! We feel so blessed.
I love this photo! What happy faces. And I agree about being content – it is grand to have the big moments in life, but it’s the collection of every little thing and being content with all of the blessings of sharing life with someone that makes this journey special.
Thank you, Lori! Yes, enjoying the journey is special. We also think our success is due to the fact that when things go wrong we can work together and solve the problems that are thrown at us. Further, we are able to forgive and go on when we get angry. No holding of grudges in our home.
Adorable picture! Congratulations! 🙂
Thank you, Jane!
Congratulations! It’s wonderful news that you’re married so long.
Nancy, we have learned to forgive and go on. Marriage is not a throwaway institution. It has to be worked at. AND… you have to know your partner REALLY well before you say ‘yes’ and get married. We knew each other for over 10 years before we got married. 😉
So you met as children?
Actually, yes. We met the first time when my friends and I tried to investigate his tree house. His head popped out of the trap door and he barked: “No girls allowed!” We were about 9 then.
The second time was in High School and I saw him across the central quad. I asked my girlfriend who that cute boy was. She told me Bob Swink and I said I liked his smile and his dimple in his chin. I put my finger on my chin and twisted it as I was talking. I later looked up and he was looking down at me with his finger in his chin grinning away. We dated, broke up, I went into the Navy after HS, and when I got back he and I went out and did things as friends. That was the ten year part… We kept running into each other in the strangest places and would end up going out as friends until one or the other of us got a serious interest in someone else. Then one day I called his mother’s house to find him to let him know a good friend was getting married and he was the only one of the old gang from HS that hadn’t been invited yet. We started dating again, and then finally got engaged and then married. 😀
happy wedding anniversary ^^
We’re not far behind :d
Thank you, Claire! Isn’t wonderful to be one of the special couples who know how to keep it going in spite of troubles or differences of opinion? 😀
well I do sometimes think we’re dinaosaurs ^^
LOL, I hear ya!
Congrats you two! Many more to come too.
Thank you, Annie, we are looking forward to continued years of love and contentment. 😉
Congratulations, Lynda! And here’s to many more – hopefully with cake!
Yes, Curt, thank you!
What a beautiful couple. Happy anniversary.
Thank you, Lillian!
Well done….and one of my favourite tunes too.
Thank you, Tom, the words are so meaningful. Aren’t they? 🙂
My clever deduction skills tell me that a happy anniversary is to be wished to you!
Clever squirrel! 😀
Thank you, Bill.
Happy Anniversary to you and Bob!
We’re a little behind you, but not by much; ) Glad you left the picture intact. It’s wonderful as it is: )
Thank you, Deb, it was! 🙂
Just watched the clip… Thanks for bringing them back to mind; they were one of my favourites when I first started to really listen to music : )
Never knew they were Australian! 🙂
I remember this like it was yesterday! Such a special day!
“Anonymous,” thank you for visiting, and yes, it was a very special day. I do wish you would Leave your name so I can know who you are!!! 🙂
That’s a great photo, Lynda. Where was it taken? Do you still have those clothes?
The photo was taken at The Big Yellow House. It was a restaurant (sadly, now defunct) in Montclair, CA. And yes, we still have the complete outfits for both of us. BTW, that is a Vogue pattern and I made that dress myself!
Funny, when I first saw your wedding photo, I thought that the lace looked familiar…
Now that I know you made it yourself, it seems even more likely that I did indeed recognise the design: )
I’ve just learned that the song “I’ll never find another you” was written by Tom Springfield, who’s apparently still alive. He wrote some other well-known songs, as you can see here:
Thank you for sharing this, Steve! I will be looking these up to give them a listen tomorrow. It is well past punkin-thirty here and I need to get some sleep. 😉
Congratulations Lynda! 34 years does lead to scratches and dust … and strength and deepening love.
Laurie, It has been a long and occasionally bumpy ride, but we worked it out and it was well worth it. I think many marriages end because the couple has the the notion going in that: a) whatever I don’t like in my partner I can change, and b) if it doesn’t work out then I can just get divorced. Maturity is also key. We didn’t get married until we were almost 30. That’s a bit late, but I think we really knew what we wanted when we finally said, “I do.” 🙂
You’ve got a good philosophy and thus, an enduring marriage
I love your dress! Great song, too.
Thank you, Patti! It was the most difficult item I have ever made, but well worth the many hours it took to accomplish.
I appreciate it even more knowing you made it.
❤ ❤ ❤