Wednesday, August 22, 2012

ALL BECAUSE TWO PEOPLE FELL IN LOVE

It doesn't seem possible, but 50 years ago, on August 18, 1962, two very young kids got married.  DH's mother had to sign for him because back then in Illinois, the man had to be 21 years old and he was only 20.  As a 19 year old bride, no one had to sign for me.



Fifty years, three sons, three DILs and 5 grandchildren later.  Yikes!  I guess it has been 50 years!  How can it be?  Yet when we look in the mirror, we can see it's true.


This past weekend, we got together with our sons, DILs and grandchildren in Florida to celebrate and had a wonderful time.  We went to the beach, ate food, cooked, played and just enjoyed all of us being together for the first time in several years.  Grandchildren met each other for the first time and had so much fun together

Little did we know when we first got married that we would live long enough to celebrate 50 years.  Little did we know that we would go through good times and sad times, but our love would carry us through.

We will continue to celebrate by taking a trip to the New England States in our camper and I'll post pictures as we travel, so be sure to check back.

Here's a picture of our two youngest grandchildren.  Abby and Eli met for the first time this weekend.  More pictures will follow when we get them loaded into the computer.

Eli (1 1/2) & Abby (3 1/2)

29 comments:

Liriopia said...

Congratulations! You have much to be proud of!

Liri

Karen said...

Congratulations on your Golden Anniversary. We have one year to go to ours.

Doniene said...

Congratulations!! What a wonderful milestone! You inspires us all!! What a darling family!!

Blessings

Barb said...

Happy Golden Anniversary!
What beautiful photos - best wishes

Karen said...

Congrats on 50 years - that is awesome!! And to many more :).

~Joan said...

What a beautiful sentiment, Ruth. Congratulations on 50 years of marriage. My birthday is tomorrow, and I turn 50 years old!

---"Love" said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful love story that has lasted 50 years! That's quite an accomplishment in today's world! I'm certain all your family had a wonderful time together. Do have a good time on your trip to New England, and stay safe! ---"Love"

Lori said...

Wow! Happy Anniversary Ruth! It is a rare thing these days to be together that long. What a testament you are to your kids and grandkids.

Betty Lou said...

Congratulation to the happy couple, such cuties and love the hat. Hubby and I were married at 19 and 20, and have been married 58 years. Have a good trip in your 5th wheel, New England in the fall, it's on my bucket list. Post the pretty pictures along the way, should have wonderful quilt shops also.

Monica said...

Happy 50th to you and your husband!

Shakerwood said...

Congratulations!! What an achievement!!

Janet O. said...

What a handsome couple. That is a milestone to be congratulated! Sounds like you had a great time with family to celebrate!
Enjoy your journey to New England.

Alf and Lily Creations said...

wow congratulations xx Your wedding dress is lovely, do you still have it ? Karen

Karen M. Walker said...

through it all....50 years together. That is beautiful and something to be very proud of...your whole family. :) Congratulations!...and have a wonderful trip! I'm jealous!

seventhsister26 said...

How cool;) Congrats to you both;) What a wonderful family you two created;) The hubby and I look forward to meeting that goal someday...but will be around 80 when it happens;) Enjoy your traveling;)
Happy Everything!!

Marsha said...

Congratulations! Fifty years is quite an accomplishment! Hope you enjoy many, many more years together. What fun to have the whole family together, can't wait to see more pictures. Have fun on your trip, New England should be beautiful.

Barb said...

Congrats........not many make it 50 years...

Julia said...

Happy Golden Anniversary...and best wishes for many many more anniversaries!
We too had our 50th this year in April...like you we have 3 cildren and 5 grand kids..
Julia ♥

ann hermes said...

You two were adorable back then and are adorable still today! Happy anniversary!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Congratulations! I'm not far from that anniversary and I don't know where the time went. blessings, marlene

The Quilted Finish ph 02 63310084 said...

Congratulations! Fifty years and a wonderful family to be proud of. How wonderful to have shared 50 years with someone you love, I only wish I had been so lucky! I hope you have many, many more to come!

Katie said...

Congratulations on 50 years! Your story is something each successive generation should aspire to!

quilt32 said...

Congratulations - wonderful wedding picture and you both look wonderful today.
Lillian
lillianscupboard.wordpress.com

Debbie Lou said...

Congratulations on your 50th Anniversary. That's quite an accomplishment. How special to be able to celebrate with family. I love your pictures of then and now. Enjoy!

Quilter Kathy said...

Congratulations... that is an amazing accomplishment!

Judy Dietrich said...

Congrats on making it to your 50th Wedding Anniversary!! You both look happy--cheers!!

MARCIE said...

Congratulations! What a landmark anniversary! have fun as you continue in your travels!

Beth said...

Congrats on 50 years together. Sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate, with all the family.
The photo of Abby andc Eli meeting is so touching and sweet. Hopefully they will see each other growing up and be good friends.
Enjoy the rest of your trip.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Congratulations to you both... :-)