Thursday, October 1, 2009

65.

Yesterday my grandparents celebrated SIXTY FIVE years of marriage!! They met at a movie theater where my grandpa was an usher and the rest, as they say, is history. They are are bowling partners, square dance partners, and parents of four. They are the most loving, kind, and hilarious people I know and I am so proud of them. Happy (belated) anniversary to some pretty fabulous grandparents!
This picture of them cracks. me. up. Garth and I visited them last November and Garth was petrified we would run into an alligator while we were there. As soon as my grandparents saw this statue they ran over to it and started yelling, "Garth! It's an alligator, watch out!!" I told you they were funny.

40 comments:

Beth Dunn said...

That is amazing. My G-parents have been together forever too. xoxo

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

so sweet, what a treasure! That's amazing, though, 65 years of marriage is a long time! Both my grandparent sets are still in the 50+ years of marriage range, sadly, I don't think the one set will either see 60 year of marriage as they both have failing health. Every single one of the husband's grandparent's all passed away before we were even married, and we're really young!

pocket full of pink said...

How precious!!! Happy Anniversary to them! What a blessing to have such Godly couples in your life to model your own marriage after!

Rachel said...

How cool!!! That is truly a milestone, and you are so lucky to still have them in your life.

By the way - how cute are they???

THE Stephanie said...

How sweet! Happy anniversary to them both!

Heather said...

That is so cool!

Ashley said...

omg, that is the cutest story about grandparents i've heard in a long time!! how precious :)

katie + bret said...

How wonderful!!! YEAH!!

Jen said...

Awwwww! So, so cute!! 65 years is quite an accomplishment :)

Justine said...

how wonderful!! I hope I can be married for 65 years! :)

AmberDenae said...

Awww, that is precious. What an example to follow suit after. :)

Suzette said...

That is awesome!! Love their humor! :)

Brown Girl said...

Oh my gosh, how wonderful, congrats to them!!

New England Girl said...

Haha... love the photo and story behind it! :)
What a wonderful couple... and 65 years? WOW! :) We can all only hope to be so lucky. Happy Belated Anniversary to them! And here's hoping for many, many more. :)

Mrs. Dirnberger said...

I love "love" stories like this!!!! Go your grandparents

Lucy Marie said...

Amazing! God Bless them!

a H.I.T. said...

Wow. I hope one day my own grandchildren will say the same about Husby and me :)

Tabbie:) said...

Aaaww so cute and funny!!

Jen Caputo said...

Woohoo! Happy Anniversary Grandma and Grandpa! My parents made it up to Lady Lake to visit with them yesterday, I'm eager to hear how it went!

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

Aww...congrats to them! That is so sweet! I love the alligator story!

Whitney said...

It's so amazing to have such a wonderful example of marriage isn't it? My grandparents hit 68 this year and I am in awe of them everyday. Congrats to your totally cute grandparents!

Nicole said...

Thats awesome! Congrats =D

Brittany Ann said...

LOL! Too funny! I love Grandma's "Get ready!" stance!

Lauren said...

That's so amazing! Congrats to them!

Mrs. A said...

that's such a sweet story. They are rare and precious hold them close to your heart for as long as you can.

Christie said...

This is fantastic! Congrats to your grandparents- I love hearing about couples like them, it's truly inspiring.

Lil' Woman said...

Aww that is sweet!
Happy Anniversary to your grandparents! :)

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

How sweet and happy anniversary to them.

MissJody said...

65 years?!! Wow...that is amazing.
I applaud them. You don't hear that alot anymore.
Very nice :)
Happy Anniversary Grandparents :)

saucyminx410 said...

Best. Story. Ever. I'm an Activity Director for a retirement community and I'm in awe of the couples whose love has transcended decade after decade. Congrats to your grandparents!

Jenny.Lee said...

65 years! That is wonderful!

Jules said...

How sweet, I love it when Grandparents are together so long. I look forward to the day when we are married that long.

Lily G. said...

awwwww what a great story!

Jon and Steph said...

Holy night! 65 years, that's fantastic! Happy Anniversary, to what sounds like some very cool grandparents ;)

Shannon said...

65 years! Wow! That's funny about the alligator.

Perfectly Imperfect said...

look how cute they are!

Janet said...

And THIS is exactly what I'm searching for.

Lauren Kelly said...

How incredibly precious!!!! :)

Katie said...

So precious!!!! Congrats to your grandparents!!!

Mrs. J L said...

65 TEARS?!?! wow thats amazing!!! God bless them both! and may they share many more years of happiness!!!!