Friday, February 18, 2011

FIFTY-TWO YEARS AND COUNTING!!

Laurie, thank you so much for stealing one of my photos and linking to my blog.

I know most of you in BLOGLAND love vintage things!

I DO TOO!!
My Sweet Old Bob and I are very vintage!!

 Sweet Old Bob and I have had fifty-two
  Valentine's Days
as husband and wife.

We married very young. I was eighteen and he was twenty.
We didn't have a lot of money. Let me tell you it is hard to pay the bills on LOVE. You CAN make do with a lot less on
LOVE!
For our first Valentine's Day as a married couple,
Bob asked what I would like to do.
I told him that I would cook a nice dinner and that
I REALLY wanted a flip top kitchen trash can.
Buy 14 Gallon Swing Top Trash Can (Trash Cans, United Receptacle Trash Can Materials, Trash Can Materials, Steel Trash Cans, )
You guessed it I got exactly what I asked for and I couldn't have been happier. However, it was not in the league with this one. 

Over the years there have been many Valentine gifts.
Jewelry, flowers, candy, you name it. There is nothing material that this lady needs or wishes.
I still find myself thinking back on the first Valentine's Day of our marriage. I still get a chuckle and a warm feeling just thinking about that day. We were young,
had no idea what we were doing but it was good.

This was my gift this year. 
These beautiful roses along with the one from whom they were given are my Favorite Things this week.

And just in case you think we didn't stay grounded.
He got them FREE!
Those who are familiar with Bob and me know 
the significance of free flowers.
You can read about his free flowers 
HERE and HERE

I pray that each of you reading this are blessed
with fifty plus years of Valentine's Bliss!
I am joining:

If you enjoyed your visit please leave a comment to let me know you stopped by.
Hugs, Ginger

27 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

It is so sweet to hear of a couple staying together that long. We will celebrate our 36th anniversary next week and I was 19 he 23 when we married. Yes we lived on love the first few years, too.

melody-mae said...

ahh, and here I was all pumped about the hubs and I, we are celebrating 31 years on tues. and you go and say 52? you two deserve an award...it is inspirational these days to hear about long lasting marriage. I congratulate you and Bob!

ps I too received some red lovely roses for Vday. I posted about it on friday the 11th though because they arrived early. They still look gorgeous in all their splendor!!! :)

melody

Martha said...

Congratulations on 52 Valentine's. What lovely red roses! You have yourself a sweetie, that's for sure!

Karen said...

Congratulations on 52 years. My husband and I just celebrated 29 years in Jan. It's so nice to see couples who stay together.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very nice! Congrats and enjoy the flowers:@)

Donnie said...

What a sweet post. Don & I are spring chickens then because we're sneaking up on our 45th.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

WOW, that is so awesome Ginger. I pray my husband and I get that many years together...what a true blessing. XO

Miss Char said...

My hubby and I are 10 years behind you and and Bob. Your roses look beautiful.

Jo said...

Oh!,, this has to be the sweetest post, ever...I love yall!..and I feel the love in every line you write....52(PRICELESS)!
Reading, your blog,and getting to know you and SOB has put alot of smiles on my face!
~Jo
LazyonLoblolly

Laura Wilkerson said...

Ya'll are so sweet! I can't wait for our 52, actually I love each year we have together (it'll be 12 this year).
I do have to say that he's been good at the gift givin'....this Valentines he hand made me a card :) it's probably one of the best gifts i've ever gotten cause I know it was a real project for him to do something crafty!
Have a great weekend!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh I love the story of the free flowers! Such a sweet couple! hugs, Linda

Shirley said...

My hubby and I will celebrate 39 on Feb. 26..I was 20 and he was 19..a younger man..hahaha..I know we will make the rest of our life together as much as our wonderful maker allows. But, for the life of me I cant recall our first married Valentine's Day! I wish I could as it would be wonderful.
You are a lucky lady..
~Shirley

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Ginger, Congrats on 52 shared Valentine days. Hubby and I are coming up on 31 years together. I wish you many more special Valentines together.
Hugs,
Sherry

Infatuated with Homes and Gardens said...

What a womderful gift you and your husband are to each other:)

Farah Muzaffar said...

And I love these two VINTAGES i.e Ginger and Bob... such a darling way you told us about your first Valentines... Ans I believe Ginger that first gift's happiness you never forget... it was the true gift... you are right that LOVE cant pay the bills but I think Love can teach you patience, tolerance, to do something for someone with whom your in love and your 50th valentine proved it...
Wish you more and more happy valentines with love, happiness and health to both of you sweet people
Love you
http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
Love
Farah

Pat said...

Loved hearing your Valentine story! Congratulations on all 52 Valentine's Days!

Frenchy said...

Hello Dear ! First, thank you for saying hi on my blog and i am following you. Congrats on this Special Valentine ! WOW
What a charming blog you have !
Bisous
http://lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com/

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Ginger, what a wonderful story. I was 19 when I got married, and I still say that God was looking out for me, because I sure didn't have enough sense to pick the right man, but God picked him for me! And you are so right. Love is wonderful, but you can't buy much with it. Your roses are beautiful, and so is your love for each other. Thank you for linking this to Favorite Things. laurie

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I had to go back and read about Bob's free flowers. What a deal. He is a sweetie. Hubby and I will be having our 29th this year. I was 18 and he turned 19 the day we married. 52 is certainly something to celebrate!

Jo said...

Hey my dear sweet Savannah Granny, congrats on winning the turquoise necklace!
~Jo
LazyonLoblolly

Emily {Wumsabum} said...

Congrats on 52 years!

And, thank you for following me :O)

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi sweet lady. I'm been Emailing you !!! You are the winner of my Sterling Silver and Turquois Necklace give a way !!! So happy for you come on over and give me your Email !!!! are you out of towm ??? Just hit on my pic on your followers and put a comment in OK xxoo
Diane

Martha said...

Very sweet post. I love hearing good stories like this! I am now following you. Your blog is lovely!:)

CAS said...

Congratulations on your 52nd anniversary. Your post was so sweet. The Man & I will celebrate 42 in June. We were married just out of college, he was 22 & I was 20. The Man had a job, even before he actually graduated, working for the Navy Defense Dept. This was a very good thing since the year was '69 & we were in the middle of the Vietnam War. This made The Man exempt as long as he kept the job & Feds renewed his contract each year. The job was good, but the pay wasn't & we had to skimp. Our grocery budget was $17 per week!

I'm a bit late to the party so please forgive me. I just read your post about the drapes. Awesome! You did a fantastic job, dear friend. You and everyone else should be very proud of you.
CAS

Allison Nicole said...

Awww so sweet 52 years together is awesome! My grandparents just celebrated 60 yrs. last year! Thank-you for visiting my blog & the follow! I'm following you as well!
XO Allison

Ann said...

Wonderful blog as always and congratualtions. Your flowers are just beautiful.

Ann said...

How fitting that a Georgia Gal be your 200th follower!! I had already decided to become a follower, I have browsed your blog and just love it, when I came to your follower section I was so happy to see that I'd be your 200th follower.
I like even numbers and this number pleases me...funny I know but the older I get the funnier I become!
Thanks for providing such a great blog...I'll certainly be back, soon!
Fondly,
Ann
@
The Tattered Tassel

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