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Peach Trekking and Putting Up

Peach Trekking and Putting Up
As we continue recording 40 things we’ve done over the years to celebrate our 40th Wedding Anniversary, I just had to add our “Peach Trekking and Putting Up” traditions. My first peach memory during our marriage was prechildren while on a camping trip with my husband’s brother...

Words with Friends and Lovers

Words with Friends and Lovers
As we celebrate our 40th year of marriage and document 40 things we’ve experienced over the years or new things we’ve never done before, I have “number 10″ to tell you about. A couple of months ago while browsing the Apple store, I asked an employee what the most popular iphone...

Reading Together Separately

Reading Together Separately
My husband and I are both readers. That is a quality we both admired in each other when we first met. On our first date, we spent several hours talking about books we had read. We have quite a large library. We used to go on evening outings and spend hours at the local bookstore, each wandering around...

Cheese Please

Cheese Please
Our Forty-Year List of things we’ve done or things we’ve never done together over our 40-year marriage is slowly growing. My husband has always wanted to make cheese, so today we made mozzarella cheese—together. My husband and all of our kids are research experts, so when we started buying...

Ruby Day

Ruby Day
Well, today is the big day! Our 40th Wedding Anniversary. On June 6, 1970 at 6:30 pm, my husband and I were married in Atlanta, Georgia. It’s been very interesting during our 40th celebration to hear about the news of Al and Tipper Gore getting a divorce, to hear journalists debating the “Forty...

Orange Sherbet and the Flush

Orange Sherbet and the Flush
For our 40th Anniversary List, here goes #3. Last night we experienced another memory from our dating days back in 1969  at Auburn. One of the traditions at Auburn University which is located in the small town of Auburn, Alabama was to go for ice cream at the Sani-Freeze. (We called it the Sani-Flush...

Peachy Pleasures #2 Forty List

Peachy Pleasures #2 Forty List
Hearing the word peach pronounced or seeing it makes me very happy. Having been born in Atlanta, Georgia, maybe my mother put fresh Georgia peaches in my milk as an infant! When I came up with the idea of 40 memories for our 40th Wedding Anniversary, this was the first thought on my list. I actually...

Celebrating 40 Years

Celebrating 40 Years
This blog I am about to write may be one of the most significant ones I’ve ever written. Last night our family played a social game where one of the questions was “things you shouldn’t celebrate.” Well I’m about to tell you about something that definitely needs celebrating....

Valentine Popovers

Valentine Popovers
I was surprised by my very loving, romantic husband (of 40 years) this morning  with a gift of two dozen beautiful red feather roses! I had never seen them before. Roses are my favorite flower; I have to say that these are more beautiful as buds than the real thing, each made of delicate feathers. And...

Bone China Teapots

Bone China Teapots
My mother had a teapot collection back in the days when I was a tea drinker but wasn’t as interested in collecting or learning about porcelain. For the last 20 years of my life, I’ve been actively preparing and drinking tea daily, antiquing, and learning about teacups and teapots. I’m...
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