Friday, May 17, 2013

3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 19 -- in 1963



It seems like yesterday.

20 comments:

Pat - Arkansas said...

Sending warmest wishes to you and your lovely bride for a very happy 50th wedding anniversary.

Snowbrush said...

Oh, my, the big five-o. I wish I could confidently say, "Here's to your second fifty," but I don't know if she could put up with you that long.

sharon said...

We have so much in common!! We reach our 50th in December. It has flown by, hasn't it? But I am so thankful for all the friends and wonderful memories God has blessed us with over the years. You two are part of that and I hope we don't ever lose touch. Congratulations and many blessings to you both. You are so beautiful and handsome in your picture. Love, Sharon

Mary Z said...

Congratulations to you and Mrs. Plague.

Hilltophomesteader said...

The world was a different place back then. 1963 saw the 1st flight of the Boeing 727, 1st Class postage went from 4c to 5c, Alcatraz closed, the Beatles cut their first album, Winston Churchill became the 1st honorary US citizen, Zip Codes were introduced, black students entered public schools, 'My Favorite Martian' debuted on TV, 6 yr old Donny Osmund sang on Andy Williams show, Bell Telephone introduced the push button phone and President Kennedy was assassinated. (I was only 4 years old at the time). Congratulations to you and the lovely Mrs. RWP. May God richly bless you both in your next 50 :-)

Helsie said...

Happy Anniversary. Hope you have many many more happy years.

rhymeswithplague said...

On behalf of my beautiful bride and myself, thank you, thank you, thank you to our dear blogging friends in Arkansas, Oregon, Georgia, Tennessee, Washington state, and Queensland, Australia!

Yorkshire Pudding said...

A lovely picture Robert - filled with bright hope for the future which was indeed (and continues to be) fulfilled. Please accept my warmest wishes on the occasion of your golden wedding anniversary. A remarkable achievement in these times.

rhymeswithplague said...

Y.P., the amazing thing is how fast 50 years have passed (looking at them from this end). From the other end, of course, that possibility seemed light years away. Hindsight is everything.

Elizabeth said...

What a beautiful picture, Bob; you were both obviously made for each other and your happiness just shines through those smiling faces. Many, many congratulations to you and Ellie and my love and best wishes for a blessed, healthy future. xxx

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rhymeswithplague said...

Thank you, Elizabeth.

A Lady's Life said...

Happy 50th!! Time sure does fly lol

Amina Virani said...

Happy 50th Anniversary!!!

LightExpectations said...

So beautiful, and a wonderful tribute to hard work, patience and the forgiveness necessary to stay married for 50 years! Thank you for the inspiration. God bless you both.

rhymeswithplague said...

Lady's Life, thank you very much! (BC, Canada, heard from loud and clear!)

Amina! It's so good to hear from you! I have been retired from Big Blue for 13 years now, which have gone by almost as fast as the 50 that that Ellie and I have spent together. How do you like living in New York?

LightExpectations, this will probably sound cynical (I don't mean it that way), but only two things are necessary to stay married for 50 years: Don't die and don't leave. To have a HAPPY 50 years, though, is what requires the hard work, patience and forgiveness -- every day, from both parties. Thank you so much for your kind words.

Carol In Cairns said...

Oh wow, what happy smiles ~ beautiful dress and 50 years of marriage. Congratulations RWPs

Carol In Cairns said...

Oh wow, what happy smiles ~ beautiful dress and 50 years of marriage. Congratulations RWPs

My parents were married in 1963 also.

All Consuming said...

I'm glad you put a link up in one of your recent posts to this, I love the photograph. It's nice to have a peek into someone's history, and I'm also glad you appear to be as happy now as you were then. Some things are keepers. I didn't get married until I was thirty nine, because I had no intention of ever getting divorced. It took that long to find him, but it was worth the wait.

rhymeswithplague said...

Carol in Cairns, thank you! We were happy then, and we're still happy now! The dress is beautiful, isn't it?

All Consuming, re "I'm also glad you appear to be as happy now as you were then." I was just saying that to Carol in Cairns. I'm glad it shows.