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Sunday, April 12, 2015

55th Wedding Anniversary


(this post is for our kids and grand and great grands...
just so they know we were young once...  LOL )
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We were married on Mr. Sweet's birthday in 1960 
so we celebrated our 55th on April 10, 2015








We had a church wedding and my parents hosted our wedding reception in their home.

These are all pictures of pictures and aren't clear
but I surely am glad I have them.

We didn't have professional photos ...
some of our family just took snapshots of the wondrous event.

A friend made our wedding cake and it was beautiful.
I wish I had a close up photo of it....


Best man...COTTON GORDON
Matron of Honor....JOAN GORDON
very very good friends.

My mother made my lace dress...it was ice blue and so pretty.
I wish I'd saved it ....but......:(

 I must have been really happy on that day...
I am grinning like a possum....


Yep....we have changed a bit, here in 2015, from that long ago day in 1960.

We've been covered in blessings the whole time
and we are thankful beyond measure.

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength,
 while loving someone deeply
gives you courage."

Our deepest forever love to our children,
DAVID KEITH
and
STACY LEIGH....
and to all of our grandchildren and their spouses and our great-grandchildren.

44 comments:

  1. What wonderful photos! Your dress is so pretty too :-)

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  2. Oh, many happy best wishes and congratulations. I loved this post. Hope you are feeling better! You both look great... Then and now. Hugs!

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  3. Huge congratulations - not many couples get to celebrate this one! We're working on it though - like you we feel blessed - there have been blips along the way, but we're still here and very happy! Your grand/great grandchildren will love this post I know! History is important and so many families are remiss in not leaving details for the coming generations. Now we have digital and blogging etc. so no excuse - just do it say I!
    Hugs hugs on your very special day, you both look fabulous.
    Mary XX

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  4. Happy Anniversary. When you look back at all the years you wonder where some of them have gone,, but you wouldn't trade them for the world. I love your dress and the pictures. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend Shirley@Shirleystitches

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  5. Happy Anniversary! Sweet photos, thanks for sharing.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  6. Great pics BJ! Lovin' Mr's hair:@) Happy Anny-enjoy:@)

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  7. even more beautiful today! Happy Anniversary,,

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  8. Oh, I remember those corner hutches!
    ... and hearing the name, "Cotton" takes me right back to Texas and makes me smile.
    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY and many, many more!

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  9. Happy Anniversary to you and your Mr. I love the pictures. Your children are truly blessed to have parents that are still in love. Blessings to all, xoxo,Susie

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  10. Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos and memories of you wedding with us. May you and your husband have many more anniversaries to celebrate. Have a blessed day and I hope you two are feeling better. Madeline

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  11. You have been very blessed. Happy anniversary to you and Mr. Sweet.

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  12. Awl, BJ, that is beyond precious! Happy happy happy anniversary to two beautiful people. Your love shows and shines, both then and now....I wish you all good things and blessings always. Hugs and prayers to you all!

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  13. Happy Anniversary to you both Love your wedding pictures you both look so happy, your wedding dress is so pretty.
    Rosezeeta

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  14. Happy Anniversary to you two love birds! It's fun to see your wedding photos, BJ. Happy, happy time! We had a small church wedding with a reception in the church parlor. Someone once commented to me, " What happened to simple weddings with receptions with just wedding cake, nuts, and mints?" Ha! We know it doesn't take a big formal wedding to seal the deal. ;-)
    Thanks for sharing this special day, BJ.

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  15. Oh, dear BJ! What a wonderful celebration of 55 years of wedded bliss! You are such an inspiration to so many of us. Your were beautiful then and beautiful now and i'm so glad you're my sweet friend!
    Blessing,
    Shelia :)

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  16. What sweet photos of then and now, bj! Congratulations to 55 years of wedded bliss to both for you. Love and hugs are sent your way.

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  17. Awwww...this is so precious! You've left me grinning like a possum. You were an adorable couple then and you're a beautiful couple now. A very Happy and Blessed Anniversary to you both!

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  18. Your family photos are all so wonderful. You do not look old enough to have been married 55 years. You are beautiful and look very young!!!!

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  19. I love that you shared this with all of us! So wonderful ~ and in this day, amazing! ~ to have 55 years together. I hope you have that many more! We seem to have several things in common...I was born in Dallas also and lived in Amarillo 10 years, not that far from Plainview. :) Wish we were closer, it would be such fun to visit!

    Enjoy your Sunday ~
    xo
    Pat

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  20. Thank you for sharing. The joy continues to be revealed in your face..

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  21. We wish you both a very, very Happy 55th anniversary...just amazing! How do y'all look so darn cute!!!! Big hugs on your special day BJ!

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  22. We wish you both a very, very Happy 55th anniversary...just amazing! How do y'all look so darn cute!!!! Big hugs on your special day BJ!

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  23. 55 years, you beat us by 2, and ,like you, my Mum and I made my wedding dress too, I still have the satin that was underneath lace. So many do not last the distance, or not make it at all, enjoy your day, with 2 celebrations. Hugs and many best wishes and huge congratulations,

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  24. Happy Anniversary! Beautiful memories of a home made wedding!

    Lori

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  25. Aww Happy Anniversary to the two of you! I really enjoyed looking at the photos. Have a wonderful day and week.
    Julie xo

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  26. Congratulations on your 55th. ... love this quote "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength,
    while loving someone deeply gives you courage." Wishing you many more happy years together.
    Warmest hugs and blessing to you.
    Audrey Z.

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  27. Happy Anniversary, BJ! You both looked great back then and still do; and your dress was beautiful! What a great post to share with your family and all. Our 48th is on the 15th, seems like yesterday. :-) Congrats to you and Mr Sweet!

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  28. Happy Anniversary to you and your Sweetie BJ! I love seeing your photos and your dress was beautiful. You still are just as lovely today. May you have many more wonderful years ahead. We celebrated our 40th last year. Enjoy the celebration of your special day with your family.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  29. Congrats on 55 years, it's a shame a lot of people can't make it past five.

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  30. Congratulations to you and your sweetie! It was fun to see your photos, you both were and still are a great looking couple! Enjoy your special day and may you have many, many more.

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  31. CONGRATULATIONS on your 55th Wedding Anniversary. Your pictures are beautiful. You are still a wonderful looking couple. Hope that Mr. Sweet is feeling better. Wishing you many many more. Your children and grandchildren are so lucky to have such terrific parent and grandparents.
    Hugs
    Mary

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  32. CONGRATULATIONS on your 55th Wedding Anniversary. Your pictures are beautiful. You are still a wonderful looking couple. Hope that Mr. Sweet is feeling better. Wishing you many many more. Your children and grandchildren are so lucky to have such terrific parent and grandparents.
    Hugs
    Mary

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  33. Congratulations on a long and very loving marriage... How proud you all look in those photos, and the first wedding pictures are lovely too.. Its rare, but having such a long relationship must be great for your children and their children to know that it is possible.. that divorce is not the usual outcome if you love deeply.. I love seeing those photos and will be back again, hugs and congrats again from over the pond.xx

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  34. What fantastic photos. Happy anniversary to you both!

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  35. Happy Anniversary, Wishing you many more.

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  36. Congratulations on your 55th, quite a milestone. Wishing you many more years together.

    Diana

    Diana

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  37. Congratulations, sweet friend! You are so very, very, very lucky to still have him by your side. I would have been married 61 years June 18th.. All those memories you have..wow! Sometimes I cannot help being sad even while I am happy for you. You know?
    Of course you do! You always understand.
    Hugs,
    Mona

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  38. May every memory that you share
    Of dreams you've seen come true,
    Help make this special anniversary day
    A happy one, for the two of you

    Congrats to both of you!!!

    Cathy <;)

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  39. You guys still make a real dashing couple!! Happy anniversary. Here's for many more to come. Xoxo

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  40. Happy Anniversary! I enjoyed seeing your wedding pictures. Your Mom did a great job making your wedding dress. It's beautiful. You both looked so happy and still do in your more recent pictures.

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  41. Loved seeing your wedding photos, BJ...Happy #55 Anniversary & may you two celebrate at least 55 more together.
    Your smiles say it all!
    Big Hugs,
    Rett

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  42. Such precious wedding photos! Happy Anniversary to you and Mr. Sweet!

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  43. Oh what a lovely bride! Yes those pics bring back memories of youth! We just had friends take pictures of our wedding as well.
    We will treasure them always!
    Happy belated Anniversary!

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xo bj