Monday, September 15, 2008

19 Years is a Long Time -- Happy Anniversary to Us



Frankie and Bob. September 16, 1989. A beautiful day, a short ceremony at Stav Kirk, also known as The Chapel in the Hills, in Rapid City, South Dakota. It was perfect except for one thing.

Mom made my dress. I hated it. There, I said it. Great to get that off my chest, because I don't know that I have said that before. I had picked a lovely gown that fit me, fit my body, and fit my personality. Mom wanted to make a dress, picked the pattern, and I hated it. She made the bridesmaid's dresses, too. From the same pattern. And my flower girl's dress. Same pattern. Then she complained that it was the hardest pattern she had ever sewn and that she shouldn't have agreed to the pattern I chose. Oy.

I was thankful, though. It was just a dress, the event was what was of importance. She made the veil, too. I -- oh, never mind.

It is hard to imagine that we have been married for 19 years, but it's true. I have the gray hair to prove it. How come Bob has no gray hair?

Happy anniversary, honey, in case you happen to actually read my blog. Here's to many more.

14 comments:

Gottfredsen said...

Happy anniversary!!!!!

Meg_L said...

Happy, happy!

Last month was our 19th too. It's hard to believe.

mull-berry said...

Great pic! Happy Anniversary!

Bonni said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! You guys both look great.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary!
Kamrin

Mama B said...

Happy Anniversary :D

Wendy Hawksley said...

Aw, Happy Anniversary.

It's OK to hate the dress. :-)

audrey said...

Happy Anniversary! If it makes you feel any better, I didn't even have a wedding dress. But that's okay... neither did my groom. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! Great photo & how fun to go back & see the memories. :-)

Enjoy your day.

the GA peach ;-)

Kate in NJ said...

Happy 19th!!
Many more years of happiness for you both!!

Heather said...

Lovely picture, even if you didn't like the dress. Happy Anniversary!

Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

Mazel Tov!

here's to your health, happiness and long life!

Becky said...

Beautiful pictures : ). Happy anniversary, and many more happy years!

SabrinaT said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY~!~!