Four Decades of #love- It’s Our #Anniversary


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DH and I have been together for forty years- hard to believe!

We met July 9, 1982, on his eighteenth birthday. It was also our high school’s graduation party. There was a huge after-dance party out at a friend’s farm with at least half of the grads attending. So many people, loud music, alcohol (the parents at the farm took the keys of everyone attending for safekeeping), and a bonfire at least ten feet high- in a word, chaotic.

All of that, yet the moment we bumped into each other it was as though no one else was there. Corny, I know, but true.

We spent every available minute together for the next six months, then moved into a tiny little holiday trailer on his oldest sister’s land ( he’s the baby out of six kids) until we could afford something better.

Here’s a couple of photos from the early days:

Me at the Edmonton, Alberta Museum and DH with my little brother, Michael. (I’m the oldest of three).

Two years later, on June 16th, 1984 we were married under a beautiful blue sky with puffy white clouds.

And four years after that, we became parents of a beautiful baby girl.

If you think I look scared, you’re right! lol

We’ve had many ups and downs during our marriage, but one thing remains true- we loved each other then, and we love each other now.

Today, we plan to visit the beach and generally spend the day together. We may be older, but the romance is still there 🙂

78 thoughts on “Four Decades of #love- It’s Our #Anniversary

  1. Many congratulations 💕

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  2. A lovely story and beautiful pictures, Jacquie. Happy anniversary.

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  3. So nice to read in view of today’s many, often fractured, relationships… Congratulations. Stay as happy as you are! Cheers xx

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    1. Thank you, Joy! I think the latter years of a marriage are the best 🙂

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  4. Aw…happy anniversary, Jacquie! Thanks for allowing us to celebrate with you and your husband!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. This is the perfect way for an introvert (me) to throw a party 🙂

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  5. Happy anniversary, Jacquie! Hubs and I celebrated ours last week. We married eight days before you on June 8, 1984. We met July 17, 1983. 🙂

    Enjoy the day and here’s to many more!

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    1. That’s awesome, Joan! We could have had a double wedding, lol. Happy anniversary to you and hubs ❤

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  6. Many more happy years to the two of you. 💞💞

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  7. Happy Anniversary! Congratulations and hugs! 🎉💕🙂

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. To think, our grandson is only three years younger than DH and I were when we met- crazy!

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  8. God Bless your love! ❤ HATY and MANY more!

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  9. Happy Anniversary, Jacquie – hope you have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thanks, Teri, it was great 🙂

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  10. Congratulations! 40 years – that’s so wonderful ❤️

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    1. Thank you, Tessa. He’s a keeper!

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  11. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader June 16, 2022 — 6:20 am

    Congratulations Jacquie!!

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  12. What a sweet post and pictures to match. Happy Anniversary, Jacquie. Enjoy your special day.

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    1. Thank you, Mary, we had a nice, quiet day and a delicious dinner delivered to our doorstep 🙂

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  13. A beautiful story, Jacquie. Congratulations.

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    1. Thank you, John. No one thought we’d make it, but we proved them wrong- ha!

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  14. Congratulations to you both Jacquie! Good health to you both for many more years!

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  15. Happy Anniversary. So good to hear the love is still there. My husband and I will celebrate our 40th this September and our love is still there. Thanks for sharing your pictures. So fun.

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    1. Congrats, Lori! It gets easier the more years we’re together, lol

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  16. Happy anniversary to the lovely couple and wishing you both many many years of togetherness and love. Thank you for sharing beautiful pictures and memories. 🤗

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    1. Thank you, Balroop. I had fun going through my old photo albums 🙂

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  17. Cheers to 40 years, Jacquie, and happy anniversary! This is the love story many dream of!

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    1. We’ve been blessed, Jennifer, thank you 🙂

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  18. A beautiful love story, Jacquie! Happy 40th anniversary! Wishing you another 40 years and more! Enjoy your day or celebration! ❤

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      1. You’re welcome, Jacquie!

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  19. Happy Anniversary, Jacquie! I loved seeing the early photos. You were and are beautiful. My heartfelt congratulations to you both! 💖🥂 💖

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    1. Aw, thank you, Gwen ❤
      He's been my rock and the one person who can always cheer me up all these years- I'm lucky to have him.

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  20. Congrats to you both. We had ours last year. How time flies eh! xx

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    1. Congrats, Shehanne! We’re in the minority of long-lasting unions- so yay us 🙂

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      1. Lol… we often say that. I mean nowadays one person just has to look at another squint and they are off their mark. Of course it’s not to say every moment of that 40 years has been all lovey-dovey and you’be not thrown the odd plate at one another , but indeed we are long lasting. So I hope you had a wonderful day yesterday xxxx

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        1. Hubby still likes to remind me of the time I slammed the truck door on his head- oops!

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          1. Love it. xxxx glad to know I ain’t alone that way. We had an epic one night , he still tries to deny to this day, where after being wed 3 weeks me coming in from a long hard day at work with fish suppers, him having been home for hours, he had the temerity to tell me although his mum worked she always had the tea on the table. I will say no more beyond the fact that several weeks later sitting charting away to someone I thought, what is that under the fire? And lo, was it not half a fossilised fish and a three quarter shattered plate….. ??

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          2. Men! Is he the youngest, by chance? DH is and boy, can you tell, lol

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          3. No..four years older… Which is why I was not for having that remark. x x x

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          4. And believe you me Jacquie, it is one he has never uttered again,…..

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  21. Aww, what a beautiful post, Jacquie. I love seeing the early photos and learning how you met. This was such a heartwarming share. I’m thrilled for you both. Happy anniversary, and I wish you many, many more!

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    1. Thanks, Mae. We looked so young! lol

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  22. Happy Anniversay, Jacquie. I love this trip down memory lane.

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    1. Thank you, Carla. Hard to believe it’s been that long! lol

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  23. Happy Anniversary, Jacquie!

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    1. Thank you, Liz! We had a wonderful day 🙂

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  24. I feel your joy and love, Jacquie. My husby and I (also the eternal love of my life) were married June 24, 1984. So much alike about us. Congratulations on such great joy.

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    1. That’s my brother’s birthday, Jacqui. (He’s the handsome best man in the wedding photo)
      Congrats on your anniversary, may you share many more!

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  25. petespringerauthor June 17, 2022 — 8:33 am

    Congratulations on your successful marriage. I think people throw in the towel too quickly. Every marriage has its challenges, but when you’re in love, you can work through them. We have 35 years under our belts. We enjoy each other’s company as well as having our separate interests.

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    1. I’ve seen from your posts how committed you are to your beautiful bride, Pete. Congrats on thirty-five wonderful years!

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  26. I love this, Jacquie! I hope you had a wonderful day celebrating!

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    1. Thanks, Jan. It was a quiet day, but perfect for us 🙂

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  27. Big congrats. It’s quite an achievement these days.

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    1. Thank you, Anna! Have fun on your upcoming trip ❤

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  28. Awww. What a beautiful post, Jacquie. I loved seeing the photos, but more so hearing that your love is enduring. Life is hard, so its great to have someone beside you for the long ride. I hope you had a wonderful anniversary. Try to stretch out the celebration a few more days. You both deserve it.

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    1. Thank you, Diana- I’m blessed to have him in my life ❤

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  29. Happy 40th Anniversary to you both and a Happy Father’s Day to your hubby, Jacquie! Great shots of your younger days 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Terri. Happy Father’s Day to your hubby, as well!

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  30. D.L. Finn, Author June 20, 2022 — 9:46 am

    Happy meeting each other anniversary, and wedding anniversary, Jacquie. We are pretty close with both anniversaires, our meeting one was 42 years thos last March, I was still in high school, and our 39th wedding anniversary was a couple days before yours. I believe I had that very same look holding my first daughter too. Love all the pics, may your happily ever after keep going strong for years to come xo

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    1. Congrats to you and your other half, Denise! Time goes by so fast. I look back on these photos and it seems like just yesterday.

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  31. Belated anniversary wishes. Happy Happy.

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  32. Belated happy anniversary! That’s a huge milestone!

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  33. Bless you two. Huge congrats and wishing you 40 more. ❤

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    1. Thank you, Debby! He makes every day a good one 😊

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      1. That’s beautiful ❤

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