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Friday, August 19, 2011

Favourite things Friday.

Well the end of the working week is upon us which means it's Friday which means it's Favourite Things. with SHAY at Quilting in my Pyjamas.
My favourite thing this Friday is that I have been married to a wonderful 'bloke' for the past 39 years. Yes it is our Anniversary. We were remincising last night and cannot believe how fast the years have flown by.
We met at Festival Hall in Brisbane which in recent times has been torn down..we were quite sad as we were very sentimantal about the old place and we saw many fantastic performers there over the years. We used to drive our kids past and tell them "your Dad and I met there" to responses of  'PERLEEEESSE! WHO CARES! and much eyeball rolling.
The night we met was the "Hoadley's Battle of the Bands" (Hoadleys made a fabbo choc called "Violet Crumble Bars") he asked me to dance and we watched the band competition and afterwards he walked me to the bus stop. I agreed to meet him the following Saturday in the City. ALAS! My bus was late. I trudged  sore of heart up Queen Street (no mall in those days) feeling certain he would not have waited as I was nearly an hour late by this stage but as I turned the corner there he was still waiting for me. You can all go AWWW!! now. I might add I have been waiting for him ever since! Anyway we had a lovely date and as I hadn't told my Mum I was meeting a 'boy' she asked me to purchase her a new nightie (HOW embarrasing) which my new beau carried for me AND promptly took home with him. He had to fess up to his Mum about me but I chickened out and I told my Mum I had left it on the bus and had to go back into town next week(another rendenzvous) to collect it...boy was I in trouble. I still hate nighties to this day!
Anyway after a very passionate courtship ( I know hard to imagine) and a lot of opposition I might add I ran away and married him anyway... and here we are. He is my best friend and we share a very wicked sense of humour, a love of music, murder mysteries, nature, long drives and HOME. Mr R has given me the home and family I had always longed for. A place and people to belong to at last. Do you get the idea  yet that perhaps I am a sentimental sap! At least I didn't say 'you complete me' ERK!
We have 2 fantastic grown children and 2 beautiful Grandchildren and we still quite like each other and still laugh a great deal....who said it wouldn't last.
Happy Anniversary Mr R.
Love always,
Oh So Sweet!
The 'Boy' and I
Michelle xx


  1. Congratulations! It is nice to hear others stories. Especially since we live in a time where most people don't communicate enough to make it work. My Anniversary is next month...24 years for us.

  2. Well done Michelle. 39 years is certainly something to be proud of as well as the fact that you still call him your best friend. That's the way it should be.I hope you celebrate in style.Hugs to you both

  3. Happy Anniversary! Congratulations on 39 years! And such a sweet story.

  4. Hey Congratulations Michelle! We also celebrated our 39th Wedding Anniversary in July! I still can't believe it, where have all those years gone. We were thinking about when we first met and what you said about missing the bus, no mobile phones then to let each other know what was happening, no fact neither of our parents had a phone in the house!!!!! Hard to imagine these days isn't it.... and I don't feel that old ROFL. Enjoy your day. Hugs Linda x

  5. What a lovely romantic story.... and congratulations..... it's wonderful you still enjoy each other so much.... so ..... your bloke will be saving for those rubies needed next year?

  6. Oh bless. Here I am all emotional about my baby turning nine today and you get my waterworks going even more. It's going to be one of those days. Congratulations and may you two have many more happy years together. Well written post.

  7. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary!! I love the story of how you met and the photo in the back of the car.

  8. Congratulations!!! It´s a sweet story. See you soon...

  9. Congratulations! 39 years is becoming quite rare !

  10. What a lovely story! Woo hoo for 39 years together!! Happy Anniversary! :)

  11. I love the 70s wedding photo, especially the groom's luscious locks. Does he still have them 39 years on?

  12. Your beautiful tale of love and romance made me shed a tear. How wonderful you're still together and best friends.

    Congratulations on 39 married years together.

    This was a very worthy favourite. Now go out and celebrate!

  13. Way to go Michelle and the Bloke!
    I agree with Sara those 70's wedding photo's are really special, I has some aunts and cousins marry around that time - wonderful memories.
    Hope you get to enjoy many more years together.
    Fantastic Favourite.

  14. Congratulations to you Michelle & Mr.R.... what a Lovely Post..Gorgeous Wedding pics...
    Thanks for sharing...

  15. Congratulations on 39 years together, and such a nice story. Love the photos.
    Happy Anniversary to you and Mr R.

  16. Congratulations on 39 years and a lovely story. I popped over via Shay's Favourite Things post to have a peek. You have a lovely blog.

  17. Let me offer my congrats too.. wow 39 years.. how wonderful!
    You look like a beautiful couple!
    Here's to many many more !!! :)

  18. Congratulations on 39 years , what a lovely story and wonderful pictures too ! Happy Anniversary and many more wonderful years together , we have been married 39 as well.
    hugs Sheila

  19. Congratulations on 39 years, and wishing you many more!

  20. Arrr i love this post,happy anniversary Michelle and Mr R,arent you glad you went with your heart.This is 1 of the loviest post that i have read.oxoxo

  21. Happy Anniversary, what a sweet story.

  22. Happy anniversary! I love hearing how people meet, and I've told our eye-rolling story to my daughter a time or two myself, ha. May you have many, many happy years together!

  23. What a beautiful story. Happy Anniversary. Wishing all the happiness in the years to come.

  24. Happy Anniversary!!!! What a sweet, special story you share!


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