#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs: A writer at the water's edge
May 29, 2009 in anniversaries, celebrations, families, freakishly long marriages, long-term relationships, marriage
How the heck did they do it?
29 May 1954
still smiling 55 years later
Comments feed for this article
June 2, 2009 at 4:12 pm
That is so fantastic! Congratulations to them both, and to you for being blessed with such a good example of commitment.
May 31, 2009 at 12:47 am
Happy Anniversary and Congratulations to your parents.
Indeed, what a wonderful milestone for them.
My parents were married for 54 years.
I asked my mother once what the heck her secret was for having
such a lasting relationship with my dad and she told me: “No matter
what Terri, I always let him think that it was his idea.”
(It took me a little while to figure out what she meant but, I got it!)
She then went on to say: ” Your dad and I love each other with all
our heart, we enjoy the simple pleasures life offers, we have fun,
and take nothing or no one for granted.
Love and Laughter, go hand in hand with happiness. And, having one another (or that special some one like your dad to share my life with makes the journey through the adventure of life worth it all.”
So, in answer to your question of “How’ the heck did they do it?”
The answer would have to be. . .They did it together. One step at a time creating wonderful memories, filled with plenty of laughter and a love, trust and respect that is so endearing, and deep it has lasted the test
My best wishes to your parents Susan, and here’s to many more happy years filled with love and laughter.
May 29, 2009 at 8:23 pm
That should be “Great wedding photo.”
May 29, 2009 at 8:22 pm
Congratulations to your parents. They look so happy together. Great wedding photo to. Love your dad’s white hair. Happy Anniversary!
May 29, 2009 at 4:55 pm
Omigosh, now I know where you got your eyes, Susan. Your mother! And what a lovely couple. They look so sweet. I know a long-married couple, and they’ve never been married to anyone else, but the husband jokingly introduces his spouse by saying, “And this is my first wife, Joyce.” I think humor is one of the keys to a long relationship. Happy anniversary to your parents. ~Sherrie Holmes
May 29, 2009 at 4:13 pm
55 years ? I think they got there because it must be just right.
I can see you in both of them, what a lovely couple.
Congratulations to your parents – you can tell they did a great job with you (obviously) they have “got it”. Makes me smile to think about it.
May 29, 2009 at 1:18 pm
Anne Caroline Drake
Please tell your folks congratulations and best wishes from me! I hope Wiggs and Dave will have as many years of happiness as well.
May 29, 2009 at 11:53 am
Yay for them! And I’m guessing the smiles are, in large part, how they did it.
May 29, 2009 at 9:13 am
Wow…that says it all…..still smiling after all these years.
Sending huge congrats to them and wishing them many, many more happy and loving years together.
In today’s world, this is certainly something to be proud of!
May 29, 2009 at 8:36 am
How amazing! Congratulations to your lovely parents. I wish them both many more years of happiness and love together!
May 29, 2009 at 8:21 am
How wonderful, congrats to them. We celebrated our 44th this year.
May 29, 2009 at 7:24 am
Extend my congrats as well. My folks have been married for over 60 years now. Hubby and I will celebrate our 40th this August.
May 29, 2009 at 7:13 am
In this day and age being married 55 years is a triumph to love. I can see it in their faces. Still as happy and in love as on the first day of life together…
I wish them both many many more happy years together..
May 29, 2009 at 6:06 am
Congratulations to your parents! What a wonderful milestone.
Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:
You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change )
You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change )
You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change )
Connecting to %s
Notify me of follow-up comments via email.
Theme: Tarski by Ben Eastaugh and Chris Sternal-Johnson. Blog at WordPress.com.
Subscribe to feed.
Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.
Join 3,545 other followers