Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Golden Wedding Anniversary...or is it?

We just celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary on Jan 14th, 2012 in Athens. We had an amazing time and were surrounded by our kids and close friends here in Athens. We received notes, gifts and well wishes from relatives and the friends we have made over the years from all over the world. It was really a wonderful experience. Our marriage has been an even more wonderful experience. We met at college, Pratt, in 1955. Just writing this makes it sound even more unbelievable, 1955… I was 18 and she was 17, I am 74 now, do the math. My God we have known each other since the beginning of time and been married for 50 of them… we are one week into our next 50th. Here is the minor doubt…when we married in the Three Hierarchs Church in Brooklyn, our usual priest was unable to perform our marriage ceremony due to a family crisis and that day another priest married us instead. No problem… although he did have a problem pronouncing my wife’s first name…Jeannine came out Tsannninnee and variations of that every time he said her name during the service, Sanninee, Tsanni, and even his version of a Greek one. I often wondered if our marriage is actually valid, although on the paperwork, I think it was spelled correct. Hmm, I wonder.

13 comments:

  1. May you live forever in love and together!

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  2. only you would ponder that last question ... lol ... happy anniversary! I seemed to have missed saying that to you both - as I was also in the throws of a 50th celebration myself last week! ;)

    Hope to see you all in the coming year! xo
    Maria (and Larry)

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  3. Lovely post, lovely photos--especially the one taken from the roof of the Grande Bretagne. Congratulations! On to the 75th!

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  4. Keep on going strong and looking great!
    James

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  5. Congratulation!! Greg & Jeannine!! You are an inspiration to the rest of us!

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  6. Thank you. It was a beautiful celebration and it continues!

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  7. Hooray! What a great series of photos! What a good looking pair!
    My parents celebrate their 50th this year as well. They are taking us and my brother's family to the Cotswalds for a week. It will be my first time back to England since I left in 1982.
    Cheers to the next 50 years!
    (The upsetting thing about 50 years is how old that makes your kids...)
    XOXO
    Lisa

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    1. Thank you Lisa...have a great one with your folks.

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  8. It's nice to see the good people in this world reap the rewards. There are no two that I know that deserve your love for each other for over 50 years.

    May you be together in love and hold each other through eternity.

    All my love,

    Frank

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    1. Thank you Frank...we know you mean it.

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  9. Congratulations, what a wonderful life you've had together. Wonder what the secret of a long and happy marriage is? Marrying the right person, I guess.

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