Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tomorrow is another day.

In fact, it’s day number 17533.

Of what? Since when? Hold your horses. I’ll tell you.

Since the day Mrs. RWP acquired that honorific in front of her name after we vowed to walk together into the future for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, and forsaking all others, until death do us part, come what may.

Yes, that’s right. Tomorrow is the 48th anniversary of our wedding.

We didn’t actually say “come what may” but that’s what we meant.

The wedding took place in Orlando, Florida, with the Rev. M. officiating.
Mary C. served as matron of honor.
Frank R. was best man.
Lenora D. and Charlene S. were bridesmaids.
Stan M. and David D. were groomsmen.
My dad, stepmother, and stepsister drove in from Texas.
Mrs. RWP’s aunt and cousin came from North Carolina.
I flew in from Omaha especially for the occasion.

We really didn’t know what we were getting into, but 25 years later, when we knew exactly what we had gotten ourselves into, we renewed our vows anyway.

And now, all these years later, we’re still walking together into the future.

Come what may.


  1. A real life love story in a world where faithfulness and togetherness are becoming peculiar oddities. My warm congratulations to you and to Ellie. Have a lovely day tomorrow. Perhaps take her out for a Big Mac?

  2. Why, thank you, YP. I do believe that is the nicest comment you have ever left on my blog.

    Actually, we are planning to go out twice tomorrow, once to O'Charley's at lunch for the regular monthly get-together of the over-65 folks with our pastor, and again in the evening to another restaurant for some honey-glazed salmon.

  3. Congratulations, RWP and Mrs. RWP. I wish you many more wonderful years together. I might surmise that you feel more love toward each other today than you did 48 years ago.

  4. Thanks, Pat, for your very kind words. I might surmise that I can get twice the number of comments by responding to every commenter individually. I would also say that you surmise accurately.

  5. i hardly know ANYONE who has been married almost 50 years, my goodness, are you old fashioned or something????what about the modern trend of our age, you know swartznagger and others, you are just not in the ZONE and don't go with the FLOW

  6. How wonderful and how wonderfully romantic you are! I admire couples that manage to stay together and work through the ups and downs. my inlaws celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this year we hope to Mark the occasion with party but I think it would be lovely if they renewed their vows.
    Congratulations to you both and have a wonderful day .

  7. Putz, I just played piano at the funeral of a lady who, if she had lived another three weeks, would have been celebrating her 65th anniversary with her husband. Another couple we know are about to observe their 60th.

    We are out here; we just go on living quietly.

    Emma, thank you for saying that Mrs. RWP and I are wonderfully romantic! We do hold hands when we cross the street, but that is basically so we won't fall down.

  8. Thank you for your comments on my page, actually thank you for being you and having that wonderful sense of humour that makes me laugh out loud! church has been a big part of our life as my father in law was a a Baptist Church Minister until his retirement and is still very active in the church, unfortunately it is the same in the UK there is a massive decline in church attendance and actually in anyone admitting to their religious believes.

  9. AWWWWWWWWW! That's a beautiful picture of you both. What a lovely bride. I love this post, Mr. Brague. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary!

  10. Oh congrats!
    Our wedding anniversary is this weekend as well. 34 years I think now.

  11. Loren on Long Island and Lady in British Columbia, thank you both for adding your thoughts here on our special day.

  12. I'm glad you made the trek to Florida for the event. things might have turned out much differently if you had not. Lovely dress, lovely couple.

  13. Wine, I am also glad I made the trek to Florida!

  14. Many, many congratulations to you and Eleanor, Bob. I echo YP's comment totally. x

  15. Thank you, Elizabeth. The card you sent ("God loved you so much that He gave you each other.") says it all. He also gave us three wonderful children and now six magnificent grandchildren as well. His blessings overflow.