Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fifty Years Ago . . .

August 20, 1961

An Iowa wedding
Lynne a recent college grad
Gary on to Milwaukee to finish his degree

Fifty Years
How Can That Be

First apartment
Teaching for Lynne
Study for Gary
Managed a Frank Lloyd Wright apartment complex
Our first baby Scott

Federal Government employment for Gary
Our second baby Susan
Baraboo move as a family
Purchased our first home
100 year old mansion of a house

More teaching for Lynne
Treasured friends
Colorado Ski Trips

Family Irish Setter

Scott and Suzie growing up
Gary's job transfer takes us to Michigan
Fabulous new friends
Lynne finds a teaching job once again

Life Is Good
October 14, 1980
Life Changed In A Blink
Gary the jogger dies suddenly

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Treasure your today
Enjoy your children
Cherish your family and relationships
Be thankful
Love Love Love
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 Memories Are Our Treasured Gifts


~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Oh, made me cry. But, a good cry because I know what happy years they were for you. Gary chose well! And God chose well for you to be the mother of two awesome people!
Love you friend....
xo, misha

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

p.s. I love those pics! Such "Mad Men" looks and fashions. Treasures they are!

TexWisGirl said...

oh, sweetheart. a loss wrapped in celebration...

Aunt Barb said...

Memories....something no one can ever take away from you. Touching post......your life has continued, you have continued to grow, and were blessed to have had G ary in your life. I would have enjoyed meeting him as I'm confident he was such a good man.
I love you, Lynne.

Gail said...

Misha sent me, I will return.

Great thoughts, look forward to more. I love your smiling sun in the post below.

Laura said...

Misha sent me too. And I will be back. I love what I've seen so far and look forward to catching up!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lynne! I just popped over from Misha's blog. Nice to meet ya! Life does change in the blink of an eye... cherish every. single. moment.


Lucy aka Roeann said...

I hopped over from Misha! Welcome. I like your blog already.

Rain said...

Hi Lynne! hopped over from Misha also-your story is one of so many of us-we have learned how precious and sometimes brief life is. Take care-looking forward to reading more of your Irish!

Teresa said...

What a special post, Lynn. What wonderful memories you have, and what a good reminder to cherish every single day.

At Home in English Valley said...

Dear Lynne, You two, what a beautiful couple. You were so blessed to have so many happy years together, a gift that some people will ever know. Fifty years sounds like a long time ago, but I know that time passes so quickly and our hearts remember ever wonderful detail. Thank you dear Lynne for sharing this important part of your life with us. It makes me happy to know that you have found love and happiness again and still have room in your heart for the beautiful memories. Love, Penny

Paula said...

What lovely pictures and memories! Thanks for sharing!

God bless you on your 50th anniversary. I'm sorry you are celebrating without your beloved husband. You are in my prayers.

Come by and visit me at Home in Douglas!

The White Farmhouse said...

This brought a tear to my eye. What a journey you two have had! I am so sorry for your loss. Are you still in Michigan? I had to come and visit after seeing Misha talking about your blog. I just can't resist anything Irish!

Come and enter my giveaway!

Rural Revival said...

Misha sent me and Misha always knows best. I've had three blinks and the closest was my dad, but all too young and too early.

Oh my, I just realized, October 14 was the blink that took my dad, exactly 25 years later.

Hugs to you

Thistle Cove Farm said...

A lovely tribute and I am sorry for your loss.