Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy Anniversary

March is a special month for Judy.  Today is her anniversary and next Friday is her birthday.  She’s been married for a long, long time now (child bride).  As our grand daughter, Catia, says, “They’re old so they’ve had lots and lots of anniversaries!”

Okay, yes, we were married 38 years ago in Traverse City, Michigan.  I was stationed there in the Coast Guard and was busy guarding the coast when I stumbled onto her laying on the beach.  After a long and stormy engagement of three months we were “wedded” and have almost lived happily ever after ever since (“almost” ‘cause ever after hasn’t arrived yet).

The Final Freedom March SiblingsThe Hand Off

So what are we going to do to celebrate?  Why were taking a tour!!  Yep, we’re going to take a tour of historical homes in Mobile, Alabama.  Then we’ll go out for dinner somewhere along the trail, not sure where.  On top of that, we’re taking our next tree neighbors, Randy and Terry, with us (they live on the east side of the trees from us – that means they get to see the sunrise before we do).  But, guess what?  We’re going to have to wait until tomorrow because there is no tour today.

                 Mr. And Mrs. Patterson  Brides MaidsGroom's Men Mom, Sis, Newly Weds, Brother

Well, if that doesn’t sound romantic to some of you that’s because I can’t write about what we are actually going to do today, but it will be romantic I can assure you.  Now, before your little active minds go jumping to conclusions – I can’t say ‘cause it’s a secret, that’s why.

Cake Sampling The Happy Couple The Knot Is Tied

Happy Anniversary Mrs. Patterson!!!  And Maaannnyyy More!!!

That’s All Folks – Take Care Until Next Time - - - - - -


  1. Happy Anniversary you two!! Hope you have a really wonderful day.

  2. To two great partners and friends.

    Happy Anniversary!!

  3. Happy, happy anniversary! Boy...don't those photos take you back! Loved them, too! Wishing you many more happy years together.

  4. HAPPY HAPPY Anniversary. Loved the photos. Hope you have a wonderful day.

  5. Happy Anniversary!!!

    Wow! you had our minds going there for a little while. ;-)

    Jim and Linda

  6. Thanks for letting us spend part of your special day with you!! Love you guys.

  7. Happy Anniversary to you both!! Continue having fun..

  8. Happy Anniversary to a charming & witty couple. It is obvious you guys are in this for the long haul. Congratulations. Hope to meet you guys some day.