Monday, May 17, 2010

30 Years Today!

                     Our Wedding May 17, 1980                      High School Prom 1976
These are for your viewing pleasure, please do not get too much entertainment
from the BIG glasses, etc... A definite fashion faux pas mistake.  hahaha

Jackie and I have been married 30 years today! Wow, what a major milestone! We began our story in 1976…Our 11th grade in high school. We shared 2 classes together, history and a two hour drafting class …so it was inevitable that we started talking to each other and I helped him with his class work. Soon after the dating began…we went to the prom…and all those other good things too. After graduation we got engaged and after I finished college we got married. Just prior to the wedding, when I had already ordered the wedding invitations, Jackie lost his job. Oh my…what to do? After much job searching and the feeling of hopelessness was beginning to set in, he got two interviews in one day. Went to the first one, was hired, sent for a physical and was cleared to begin work at the start of the new week. That same afternoon another company called him and wanted to talk to him…everything went well and they wanted to send him for a physical too. He asked them if he really had to because he had already had one that morning and surely things had not changed that quickly! They laughed and said no…they would get the doctor to send the results over to them…and so he was hired. Now…with two offers on the table and no comparison in the two, the better one won out!! So 30 years later we are still happily married and Jackie is still with the same company, eligible for retirement, but too young to draw!! God has been so good to us. He not only blessed us with one child, Holly, but with a wonderful son-n-law, Richard.

We are now spending time in our empty nest, building on a future for when Jackie can take his leave from the work force. Retirement is a grand thing and we have much to look forward to. Life is good and God is great!

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I will be ending my week early, leaving Thursday, headed out to New Orleans to visit with Holly and Richard for a week. We are going to do some serious thrift store shopping, junking, dining out, and I’m going to do a photo shoot of them at a beautiful park in NO. We are also going to be working on a unique dining table that Holly found at the dumpster on base. *They live on a military air station base and people leave good furniture when it’s time to move* Adding a fancy shelf that she purchased at an auction and by cutting the table to a narrower width we are going to alter this into a buffet of sorts...can’t wait to see the results. After we paint and shabby it up some it should be beautiful!
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So here's to 30 years with you Jackie...Happy Anniversary!
I love you and hope we have many many more!

I hope and pray you all have a great week!

36 comments:

Char said...

congratulations!!!! what a wonderful life you have and I wish you many, many, many years more.

((((HUGS)))))

Erin Wallace said...

Happy Anniversary, Char! It''s so nice to read about people who love each other after all of the years have passed. Have a great trip.

xo - Erin

Christine said...

OH SWEET! Many congratulations, Cora!
A wonderful testimony to 30 years together!
Have a fantastic time with Holly!
Christine

Holly said...

Happy Anniversary! Wishing yall many more and lots of love!

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Happy Anniversary!

Cindy said...

Happy anniversary to you my dear friend!! I knew we had something in common..it was those glasses..Why I thought bigger the better? lol

You have fun with Holly and family. My daughter shops on the Air Force base where they are..everything in donated and free for you to get stuff. A lot of the things have the tags still on them.And they always have tons of furniture.
We will be married 34 years this summer..still love him like yesterday!! We are rare girl!!

Hugs and blessings..Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Michelle said...

I am certain that God is smiling down on the two of you today. I pray that the next 30 are even better than the fist. Enjoy your week...it sounds like a lot of fun.

Julie Harward said...

Congratulations! That is something so worth celebrating! Have a wonderful day. My youngest daughter just married her sweetheart..since 8th grade, it's great! Come say hi :D

Cinner said...

Congratulations to you both. It sounds wonderful. As for the glasses, been there right beside you.
have a wonderful time with Holly and your sil. take care, make sure you take finished pictures. would love to see. big hugs, many more years of happiness.

Debra said...

Happy happy anniversary!
~Debra

Theresa said...

Congratulations!! 30 years is a wonderful accomplishment. May you have many mores years of happiness.

Theresa said...

Oh, and the glasses ROCK!!! LOL!!

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Congratulations on your 30 year anniversary! ♥

Bev said...

nothing sweeter than a long lasting marriage...alot of commitment, prayer, love, and hard work(at times)!
we celebrated our 38th this year...it only gets better...
CONGRATS!!

Southern Cinderella said...

Happy 30 to you and Jackie! Love the pics! Adorable! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

"Happy Anniversary, thanks for sharing, I always enjoy them! Have a wonderful time with that sweet little girl and her hubby."

Carolyn Dunn Tolbert

Elba said...

Parabéns!!!!
Que vocês tenham muitos anos mais, juntos!
Que Deus os abençoe.
Beijo! :-)

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Happy Anniversary! Just celebrated 20 years in April with my dear one. I love your story and here's to at least 30 more years!

sandra said...

Happy Anniversary!! ♥

Country Whispers said...

Hope you had a great Anniversary!

Mama Holli said...

LOve this!!! Happy Anniversary to you both!!! I love the photos so priceless!! Oh when we were young!!!
Blessings my friend!

Mama Holli said...

Working on a post for the Trendy Blog Award!

the country cook said...

Congratulations! My husband and I were high school sweethearts and prom dates. We've been sweethearts about 11 years, and are about to celebrate our 3rd year of marriage. In 27 years, I hope to post our prom photos on my website too!

Manda said...

Yay... CELEBRATE!!!!
A HUGE Congratulations from me.
I pray that you'll have 30+ more!!!!

amelia said...

Happy Anniversary! that is fantastic!

GWENDOLYN said...

Happy Anniversary! I do love those glasses you have on!
Blessings
Gwen

Angie Berry said...

Happy Anniversary!! I think it's so awesome that you and Jackie found each other and have been together this long. You truly are blessed, my friend!

I can't laugh at those big, round glasses because I have some evidence of wearing those myself. Haha!

Oh man! I'm going to miss you by a few weeks. We are heading to NO the week of June 7. We have family that live close to Hammond. You girls are going to have a great time, I can tell already!! I can't wait to see the photo shoot! You be careful and enjoy!

Cathy said...

Congrats, Cora!!! Yes, you are truly blessed! How wonderful for both of you, I hope the Lord blesses you with many more sweet years together♥
Hugz,
Cathy♥♥

Kamana said...

congratulations!!! wow!!!

Traci said...

Happy (belated) Anniversary to you and your special fella!
Have a fabulous trip - can't wait to see your photos!

Christina said...

happy anniversary!!! i love the love : )
have a safe trip and hug holly for me.
xo

Sares said...

Congratulations! Great pictures by the way, I am loving that ruffled shirt! It sounds like you have an amazing trip planned. I've always wanted to see New Orleans. Have fun and have a safe trip!

Leann said...

Love the retro look you were going for (wink, wink).

Many blessing to you both!
Leann

rockriverstitches said...

Happy Anniversary Cora and hubby! My hubby and I will celebrate our 30th too on May 31st! Enjoyed your story on how you met. Just thought I would let you know my granddaughters name is Cora too!

Tammy

Simple Southern Happiness said...

Happy anniversary to you and your sweet one, what a wonderful story. I wish you loads of happy days in the coming future.

Have a safe and fun trip to New Orleans and back.

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Happy Anniversary!! Congratulations on 30 (and counting) years shared together. Life is wonderful when you're married to your best friend.

I think we were fashionista's with our larger than life framed glasses. They've made a comeback...they're very popular with the Hollywood starlets...okay, it may be with sunglasses, but I (still) say we started the fashion trend in the 70's.

I hope you share your ventures, especially if you partake of NO
Beignets/benya's.

Sweet wishes,
Sara