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June 2011

57 Years Married...

Jun 7, 2011 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

My parents celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary this past weekend. 57 years!
Not only are they old, but now I feel old.

I remember when my two sisters and I rented the local community centre and threw a party for them for their 25th wedding anniversary.
That was so long ago, I had hair!

When I look at my own family life, I wonder how they did it with three kids.

They both worked in factories, my mother during the day and my father the afternoon shift, so someone would be home to look after us.
The two of them caught up with each other on the weekends.

No wonder it was hard on them when we all left home and they just had each other to live with.
They weren’t used to it.

Many times I find myself repeating the lines to my kids, they would say to us in frustration.
Lines like “because I said so” and “do what I say, not what I do.”

It’s often followed by an internal sigh and an” I can’t believe I just said that.”

Although, if it worked for them for 57 years, there must be something to it.
Who am I to say….I’ve only been married for 11?

I’m Scott Thompson.


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1 Comment

  Jun 07, 2011 12:03PM

That is awesome.   That generation knew the meaning of commitment.  57 years is not often reached in today's "me-first" society.  Their generation - like ours - fell in love and got married - but then they made it work.  I am sure that along the way there were stuggles, and differences of opinion and the odd fight (or maybe not) but they remembered why they were together, worked on it and carried on, for the family and eachother.  It is an awesome achie...

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