Friday, December 10, 2010

A Big Day

Don't you just love it when your loved one is having a good day? Elbert was pretty good today and that was special because it is our 60th wedding anniversary. Of course, I drove down to spend some time with him.

It was cold on Dec. 10, 1950 when we ran off and got married.  That was 60 years ago. Today was a very special day indeed. I had Elbert with me and we would celebrate however his mind and body would allow.


Elbert seemed somewhat agitated when I got there, just about wringing his thumb off with his other hand. Finally he settled down and ate his lunch. Fish, grits and stewed tomatoes. I thought that was a dumb meal but took a bite and you know, I may make me some of that fish and tomatoes. I'm a Southern gal and grits is for breakfast, people.

I wheeled Elbert out to the lobby where a big Christmas tree was decorated and lighted. He seemed to enjoy looking at that.

We went into the dining room to listen to a high school glee club singing Christmas carols in the dining room. That agitation was evidently still lingering under the surface because when the glee club started singing a really jivey tune from the 1980s by JOURNEY he started getting out of his chair. I pulled him back and he drew back to hit me. Then he started shoving the table around so we scooted out of there in a hurry. As soon as he was away from the noise he was alright.

It wasn't the wonderful anniversaries that we had celebrated in the past. But, we were together, that's all that mattered.


11 comments:

NewKidontheBlogg said...

Congratulations! Love the story of young love also.
Carol

Dolores said...

Wow, what a handsome young couple and such a sweet love story!

So glad someone captured your picture for your 60th anniversary.....a very handsome 'mature' couple. Congratulations ... 60 years....that's wonderful!!!
Hugs and Prayers,

Susannah said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Elbert! Glad you got to spend some time together.

Still praying every night........

Linda J. said...

Congratulations on your 60th anniversary. You have a lot of wonderful memories and a beautiful family. Thinking of you and Elbert during this holiday season.

Nancy said...

Happy 60th Anniversary! I love both the old and new photos, very poignant. I'm so happy you eventually got a photo taken to share with us!

Gilda Spitz said...

Happy anniversary to you both! I love both photos.

Peggy said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Elbert!I love the story of you two fleeing over the State line to tie the knot, you were madly in love then and have been so lucky to be still in love 60 years later!

Maddy said...

What lovely photographs - both of them. 60 years is an amazing achievement, especially today with all the pressures. Congratulations to you both.

karen said...

You guys are so cute together. Happy Anniversary. Sorry so late. And Have a very Merry Christmas.

Marie (once The Tile Lady) said...

The picture turned out VERY nice! I'm glad you found someone to take it. Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad!

Pamela said...

You two were so beautiful. So beautiful.
and still... beautiful.