2015 – 1981 = 34


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.  ❤ ❤ ❤

44 thoughts on “2015 – 1981 = 34

  1. shoreacres says:

    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.

    • Lynda says:

      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.

  2. Littlesundog says:

    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.

    • Lynda says:

      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.

    • Lynda says:

      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. 😉

        • Lynda says:

          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. 😀

  3. Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    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: )

    • Lynda says:

      “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!!! 🙂

    • Lynda says:

      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!

      • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

        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: )

    • Lynda says:

      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. 😉

    • Lynda says:

      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.” 🙂

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