Thursday, January 21, 2016

Forty-nine years ago today, I got married in Philadelphia. The reception was held at Sunken Gardens, which disappeared soon after that after half a century of existence. The nice thing about SG was that they had an in-house band so you didn't have to hire one. Not a day has passed when I didn't thank my lucky stars that I married Phil.
Sorry not to have a pic of Phil and me but I can't put my hands on it right now. Thanks for 49 good years, Phil.

23 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Congratulations to both of you!

Bill Crider said...

Happy anniversary!

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Happy Anniversary and many more. So you were just 19? Well, that has certainly worked out!

R.T. said...

Happy Anniversary! Good memories are the only things that make life worthwhile. And you obviously have plenty of good memories from 49 great years.

But let me share an anniversary anecdote with you. My wife and I went to an anniversary party for a couple in their 90s who were celebrating 70 years of marriage. Someone quipped something about how the couple beat the odds by being married and alive so long. The anniversary bride countered, "You know, never once did I ever contemplate divorce. Murder crossed my mind but not divorce."

Deb said...

Congratulations! I feel like such a piker--my husband and I will be celebrating our 27th next month. Meanwhile, in June, we'll be celebrating my parents' 60th anniversary.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Congratulations on both, Deb. My in-laws made it 56 years. My parents had a 65th Anniversary party three months before my mother died. We're at 45 and counting.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Happy Anniversary, Patti and Phil! Here's to Golden Jubilee and more!

F.T. Bradley said...

Many congrats!! Sounds like a great wedding and even better marriage, which is how it should be.

Mathew Paust said...

Congrats to you both. Hope your day is special.

TracyK said...

Happy anniversary. Nearly 50 years, how wonderful. I am sure I said this last year, but my wedding anniversary was January 19th and it has been 36 years (2nd marriage, and I am glad this one is going so well).

Richard R. said...

Happy Anniversary!

pattinase (abbott) said...

Thanks all. And glad for your great marriages too.

George said...

Wow, we'll have to do something Special for next year's 50th Anniversary! Congratulations to you and Phil!

Jerry House said...

Congratulations! Your post almost makes me wish I had married Phil too! (But then, I'm very happy with the girl I maarried.)

BTW, I checked on the internet. Evidently the 49th anniversary calls for "luxury gifts." (I would have thought Ben-Gay.)

pattinase (abbott) said...

and as I am doing the edits on novel 2, i could really use it. Does it work?

Ed Gorman said...

Congratulations, Patti. You are both very lucky people.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Thanks, Ed. And don't I know it.

John Stickney said...

Congrats!

Cap'n Bob said...

Congrats, you crazy kids.

Todd Mason said...

Further congratulations! How important was having the wedding in the church to you at the time, or to your parents?

Alice and my father are both recommenders of Ben-Gay...I've tended, with usually lesser pain, to plump for Icy Hot. This year, for that matter, marks twenty almost continuous years of cohab with Alice.

I've just picked up Otto Friedrich's DECLINE AND FALL, to harken to another, far lesser milestone for you back about when, your first gig in a messily drowning mega-corp. Did you ever read it?

Barry Ergang said...

Mazel tov!

pattinase (abbott) said...

It never occurred to us not to get married in a church. I grew up in a church and proceeded to never belong to one again.
I loved his CITY OF NETS.
20 years of living together. Kind of amazing.

Bernadette said...

Belated congratulations Patti (and Phil). Planning anything big for next year?