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Monday, August 1, 2016

50 Years of Wedded Bliss

Today as both of us look back with happiness and pride upon the 50 cherished years that we've spent side by side.

Where has the time gone!

St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church

So many years later, I remember many details so well.  Such journeys one never forgets.

Our first dance: Love is Many Splendored Thing
Our first honey-moon night at The Plaza Hotel, NY
Flew out the following morning to Rome. 
Our stay at the Villa d'Este, Lake Como.
Back to Casalbordino (Abruzzo) to celebrate with family and friends

Vasto - 1966

If I were to describe our marriage in a nutshell, I would say, it’s practical, unpretentious and precious. It’s not marked by grand displays of affection, the giving of lavish gifts or romantic getaways but one built on solid foundations of shared morals and values.

Over the years, we have had our share of conflict and some of our disagreements have not been pretty but we have managed to understand our differences, accepted and then adjusted to them.
Who said marriage was easy? It's not. Never was, never will be.

Spanish Steps, Rome
Piazza di Spagna, Roma
I stumbled upon this beautiful quote today and couldn’t agree with it more!

“If you want something to last forever, you treat it differently. You shield it and protect it. You never abuse it. You don’t expose it to the elements. You don’t make it common or ordinary. If it ever becomes tarnished, you lovingly polish it until it gleams like new. It becomes special because you have made it so, and it grows more beautiful and precious as time goes by.” F. Burton Howard

St Mark's Square, Venice
Piazza San Marco, Venezia