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Aug 2, 2021 - 11:23:55 AM
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Owen

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I gotta brag* (?) somewhere.... or thank my good fortune .... 46 years ago today:

* = and I ain't referring to my smooth dance moves!!

Aug 2, 2021 - 12:02:23 PM
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chuckv97

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58962 posts since 10/5/2013

I can see it now, Owen - dancing to Stormy Monday Blues

Aug 2, 2021 - 12:30:15 PM
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Owen

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...probably not, though I can't say with certainty..... better chance it was Maple Sugar.  We had requested a polka for our opening volley [though I'm  not sure just when in the proceedings the pic was taken].  Our backgrounds wouldn't suggest a polka, though I had lots of Polish/Ukrainian neighbours/classmates back in the day.  As a part-time"outlier," I guess that's par for the course. The orchestra (?) was a two-man band.... one on the guitar, t'other a squeezebox [we were in a ruralish part of Nova Scotia].  Their fee was $30 [for the pair]..... but being big spenders we gave them 50 ........ and didn't charge them for the midnight lunch.  wink  

Edited by - Owen on 08/02/2021 12:33:46

Aug 2, 2021 - 12:30:18 PM
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12395 posts since 1/15/2005

I don't think we have destroyed our wedding photos from 48 years ago ..... but we should have ........ or at least have then heavily photoshopped!

Aug 2, 2021 - 1:08:29 PM
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heavy5

USA

1810 posts since 11/3/2016

Matramonial bliss ! Congrats Owen !

(Goin on 57 yrs here)

Aug 2, 2021 - 1:29 PM
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DC5

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19795 posts since 6/30/2015

So did she have poor eyesight?

Seriously, congratulations. We have number 34 coming up at the end of the month. Mine hasn't caught on yet either.

Aug 2, 2021 - 1:58:44 PM
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Owen

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Thanks, Dave.... and an early congrats to you and your wife.

Funny you should mention that ^^.   No corrective lenses for her 'til about 1990 give-or take.  When she'd wear or put on her glasses when we were on the fly-in reserves  [2001-2012], the K/JK kiddos would sometimes ask her: "Teacher are you blind?"   

There used to be a guy who frequented the hockey rink in Roblin, MB, who would see a lady [friends I presume]  and would issue a greeting loud enough so that her husband couldn't avoid hearing it: "Oh, Hi _______ .... are you still living with that same ugly bugger you were with the last time I saw you?"   ...and then make like he just then noticed the husband nearby.

Edited by - Owen on 08/02/2021 14:03:32

Aug 2, 2021 - 2:52:57 PM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

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26297 posts since 8/3/2003

Happy Anniversary. May you have many more.

Aug 2, 2021 - 3:22:09 PM
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58025 posts since 12/14/2005

Corngranulations, and let us raise our glasses in a toast!


Aug 2, 2021 - 4:04:36 PM
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4320 posts since 12/6/2009

Congratulations to a fine looking couple. May you have many many more years. (Words of hope and wisdom):....we just past our 58th....it gets easier and happier as each year goes by.

Aug 2, 2021 - 4:07:47 PM
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3757 posts since 4/22/2018

All the very best mate…. And my deepest commiserations to the current Mrs Owen - she must have the patience of a saint !

Aug 2, 2021 - 7:28:20 PM
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Enfield1858

England

128 posts since 8/1/2020

And many congratulations from me to you and your wife, Owen - and thank you for some happy news in this time of wall-to-wall gloom and disaster. Bless you both,

Jack

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Aug 2, 2021 - 7:39:33 PM
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grandpafive

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2515 posts since 8/30/2014

Congratulations to you both
50 years last January for me and my better half.
A family member took photos with my 35 mm camera, didn't understand the viewfinder so most of the guests got scalped. Oh Well!!1

Aug 3, 2021 - 3:11:44 PM
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Paul R

Canada

14886 posts since 1/28/2010

Belated congratulations. She must have the patience of a room full of saints. wink

Our 42nd is tomorrow. I take it, like me, you're still on your "starter wife".

Aug 3, 2021 - 3:28:57 PM
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chuckv97

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58962 posts since 10/5/2013

Congrats, both of yooz hosers. Mine is in the dustbin of history. Oh, the freedom…!

Aug 3, 2021 - 4:01:50 PM
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Owen

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quote:
Originally posted by Paul R

Belated congratulations. She must have the patience of a room full of saints. wink

Our 42nd is tomorrow. I take it, like me, you're still on your "starter wife".


Yep.  Although I take some satisfaction in being an inveterate putterer, in that ^^ regard it's: "Leave well enough alone." and/or "If it ain't broke don't fix it."   

Congrats for tomorrow.   

 ...Didn't know if it was kosher to post, but it seems no harm was done.... thanks to all. 

Aug 3, 2021 - 4:20:10 PM
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10441 posts since 8/22/2006

What is she whispering in your ear? Happy Anniversary.

Aug 3, 2021 - 4:23:56 PM

Owen

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Whispering in my ear???  Nah .... she's out watering the garden.........ya gotta be able to pick a winner.  wink

Edit: One of the songs I mangle is Put Another log On The Fire..... maybe I'll be able to fit another ^^ line into it.

Edited by - Owen on 08/03/2021 16:38:18

Aug 3, 2021 - 6:15:06 PM

10441 posts since 8/22/2006

What is she saying to you in the photo?

Aug 3, 2021 - 6:19:08 PM
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Owen

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No recollection at all, but it could well have been something akin to: "Take it easy on my toes, will ya?"   sad

Aug 3, 2021 - 10:59:28 PM

10441 posts since 8/22/2006

I was thinking maybe she was reminding you of the dance steps.

Aug 4, 2021 - 4:13:59 AM
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2386 posts since 7/20/2004

Congratulations! 53 years for us, plus 5 years of teenage dating.

Aug 4, 2021 - 6:38:53 AM

Owen

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Re: I was thinking maybe she was reminding you of the dance steps.

Well, I did check with her re. the pic, and it was indeed the first dance of the evening.... a polka.  I suppose the reason we chose polka is that it is the one dance at which I'm  reasonably competent. Foxtrots, two-steps, waltzes .... an observer recognizing them as such would be stretching it. 

[IF I'm allowed to brag some more, it used to be closer to pretty good than reasonably competent.....  wonky knees, an overall decline in fitness, and a pandemic induced lull are taking a toll.]  

Edited by - Owen on 08/04/2021 06:39:57

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