Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Our Anniversary

On Sunday November 17th 2019 Jeanette and I celebrated 50 years of marriage. No large festive gathering, just the two of us looking back over so much that has transpired. Most of which has been so wonderful, with some not so happy times. But the two of us worked to rise above the bad and now look forward to many more years together. The diner in the picture was one of our favorite places. As far back as high school this was a place to meet late nights for coffee and....So it was here we decided to have an Anniversary Breakfast in a place that brought back many memories.



So instead of a champagne toast over filet mignon it was a toast of coffee over eggs and sausage and blueberry pancakes....simplicity my friends it works in life.





38 comments:

  1. Congrats! 50 years is one heck of a milestone. How did an old curmudgeon like you land a cute girl like that?

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    1. dpnoll
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      To answer your curmudgeon question, well I don't have and answer...just glad I did.

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  2. Congratulations! We celebrated ours last Dec.

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  3. Happy Anniversary to you both. I always enjoy reading your posts.

    Alan - Maine

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    1. Unknown
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      Alan your continued support of SSR's is appreciated.

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  4. My wife Mirian says that you give Jeanette some gold for 50 years of happiness, beautiful postcard, if you really make a simple life and achieve happiness between them, that's the slogan. Mirian and I send you a big hug and hope it will be many more years ... Congratulations.

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    1. Armando Milosevic
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      Armando Mirian is correct. And there were a few gifts given behind the scenes.
      The both of us have lived and enjoyed our life style and that has continued today. A hug to both of you.

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  5. Alan - that, is awesome! Congratulations on the milestone - may you two have many more together!

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    1. Hibernation
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      Will I certainly hope that happens.

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  6. Two great things happened in 1969. You two got married and a huge congratulation to both of you and my son was born on Columbus Day 1969. It was a good year.

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    1. Mark Kautz
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      Mark the birth of a child is a happening that can't really be told in words, at least for me. It's truly great.

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  7. Reminds me of the Beattle's song "When I'm 64" or Harry Chapin's "Dreams go By" Good stuff. 50 years, where did they go... Congrats to you and Jeanette and may there be so many more!

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      Mike I remember that song so well. In the Army we played it almost non stop. We had soldiers that we served with named Vera, Chuck and Dave...lots of memories.

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  8. Congratulations on you wedding anniversary! Your delight in the good and simple has brought happiness and enjoyment to me, inspiring!

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    1. Mike R
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      Mike, Jeanette and I both love the simple things. It has been a pleasure sharing this on SSR's.

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  9. happy anniversary to you both.

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    1. George
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      George we appreciate your sentiment.

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  10. Congratulations to Jeanette and Alan.
    You are obviously a couple that enjoy the simple moments in life. Which is such an important part to a happy marriage and life.
    Many more happy years.
    JJ

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      Joe as an example, seeing your child take their first steps is a memory that is as clear as a bell. My 34th birthday party, I don't recall. I bet you can relate to what I'm saying.

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  11. Congrats Alan and Jeanette on a milestone; here's hoping you all have many more years ahead of you. I would guess the food at the Olympia is worthy of a visit from Guy Fieri? Thanks for sharing

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      Bill I don't know it he did a show from Olympia, but he did one close to it. Good food, service are reasonable prices...

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  12. Ahhh Alan, "tis a gift to be simple"

    Congrats, we celebrated 59 this year.

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    1. John Dornik
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      John congrats on your 59 years together.

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  13. wow- congrats. that is an accomplishment - one that is rare these days.
    my wife and i are looking at 30- i am sure you say the same thing- where did all the time go?
    may you both have many many more years.

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      John time seems to move slowly until you reach a certain age then it kicks into overdrive. It's nice to have someone to share the time with.

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  14. Alan and Jeanette,

    Congratulations on 50 years! What a wonderful gift to have such a great wife and friend to navigate the tough times and enjoy the quiet times once you made it through. The way you celebrate your anniversary is right up my alley.

    Best, Sam

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    1. Sam
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      Sam through many of those years it was Jeanette who kept me on the straight and narrow, and I'm a better person for that.
      I kind of figured you were of the same when it came to celebrations.

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  15. Congratulations on a great milestone! You are indeed a lucky man in many ways. Many more!

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      Pat I am lucky, and fortunate, and very thankful.

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  16. Congratulations on your Golden Anniversary Alan & Jeanette. I hope me and my wife reach the same milestone (Just another 31 years to go!).

    All the best

    Alistair

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      Alistair I'm sure you and the wife will see that day. 31 years sounds like a long time but you'll be surprised how fast it moves.

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  17. Warm and sincere congratulations to you both. Long may you enjoy your life together!

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    1. Keith
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      I so much appreciate your comment and sentiment.

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  18. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! I do think you and Jeanette are onto something keeping it simple. Here's to many more years.

    Best,
    Kurt

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    1. Brookie61
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      Kurt it worked for us for 50 years, and although there were those times when we both thought the issues were not going to be overcome...and just look.

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  19. Alan and Jeanette,
    Wow! Congratulations to you both for making it stick for fifty wonderful years! This means I was eight years old when you got married! My wife Mona and I have been married thirty-six this past July! You are right! Where did the years go? Amazing!
    You are the best couple in Connecticut!
    Here's to the next fifty!
    Doug

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    1. Dougsden
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      Doug those years don't go by our speed limit. Fifth will be on your doorstep soon. Congrats on 36 and the best to you and Mona in the future.

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