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    48 years ago today my parents were married. They've been through a ton of shit together since then, both good and bad. Such is life. These days they spend their time huddled on the couch watching television or reading the paper in between visits to one of several doctors. They chatter back and forth, gossip, argue, speak with relatives on the phone, putter around the house, and go out for lunch on the odd occasion. Get one alone, and they will complain about the other until blue in the face, yet they'd be lost without one another. Love is a strange and beautiful animal indeed.

    "Marriage is a wonderful invention. Then again, so is a bicycle repair kit. " - Billy Connolly

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    As a way of returning the extraordinary generosity and support you
    have all shown me in this great community, whenever I upload a new
    pic or series of shots this year, I'll provide a link to another flickr
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    Visit and introduce yourself. Make a friend. Share the love.

    Open your eyes to Cilest today.

    ATENCION:, kmel, xNEUROSPASTA, MajaS, and 3 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Just Peter 119 months ago | reply

      this is lovely!! happy anniversary ..

    2. stagewhisper 119 months ago | reply

      happy anniversary.
      Lovely photo.

      "Love" is a much maligned thing, but it won't ever be beaten down into oblivion by simple badmouthing. Those lucky enough to share it know its power and worth.

      I am very happy for your parents that they found each other! Thank you for posting this. :)

    3. pine red 119 months ago | reply

      i love yr generosity. i've been scanning old pics for my mom and we found one with a marquee. Turned out to be the debut of the Seven Year Itch. Love the oldies...

    4. tangent 119 months ago | reply

      that's a great idea, linking your flickr to a friends'... lovely submission, in general!

    5. kitakitts 119 months ago | reply

      inspiring :D

      all the best to your family!

    6. sylvia@intrigue 119 months ago | reply

      What a wonderful portrait; both the image and the words!

    7. Omeyisland 119 months ago | reply

      that's very nice

    8. kaneblues 119 months ago | reply

      Happy Anniversary to Mom & Dad!

      I enjoyed reading your tribute to them as a couple. To remain together for such a length of time is reason for celebration.

    9. akinoproduzioni 119 months ago | reply

      happy anniversary to mr and mrs /drp.

      °°

    10. cybersooz 119 months ago | reply

      Happy Anniversary to your parents, Duane! I had to chuckle when I read your description of their daily activities, because it sounded exactly like my own parents. In fact, I read your description to my Mom, and she laughed too, saying "Is that what all the old people do?" :-)

    11. suzanne† 119 months ago | reply

      awwwwwwwww :))
      marriage isn't for sissy's :)

      gorgeous couple, Happy 48th, and all hereafter........

    12. saseki 119 months ago | reply

      Happy Anniversary for them!
      :)

    13. lifeinpixels 119 months ago | reply

      Happy Anniversary :)

      Do, I Will, I Have

      How wise I am to have instructed the butler to instruct the first footman
      to instruct the second footman to instruct the doorman to order my
      carriage;
      I am about to volunteer a definition of marriage.
      Just as I know that there are two Hagens, Walter and Copen,
      I know that marriage is a legal and religious alliance entered into by a
      man who can't sleep with the window shut and a woman who can't
      sleep with the window open.
      Moreover, just as I am unsure of the difference between flora and fauna
      and flotsam and jetsam,
      I am quite sure that marriage is the alliance of two people one of whom
      never remembers birthdays and the other never forgetsam,
      And he refuses to believe there is a leak in the water pipe or the gas pipe
      and she is convinced she is about to asphyxiate or drown,
      And she says Quick get up and get my hairbrushes off the windowsill,
      it's raining in, and he replies Oh they're all right, it's only raining
      straight down.
      That is why marriage is so much more interesting than divorce,
      Because it's the only known example of the happy meeting of the
      immovable object and the irresistible force.
      So I hope husbands and wives will continue to debate and combat over
      everything debatable and combatable,
      Because I believe a little incompatibility is the spice of life, particulary if
      he has income and she is pattable.

      - Ogden Nash

    14. slight clutter 119 months ago | reply

      Happy Anniversary (a little late) to your lovely and loving and altogether human parents. Great photo of a beautiful couple. :)

    15. *Perikita 119 months ago | reply

      I am late :( Happy Anniversary! :) Great photo of your Dad and Mum.

    16. natmeister 119 months ago | reply

      well said. hope they live for another 48 together

    17. Glauka[deleted] [deleted] 119 months ago | reply

      Without your words, this picture would be just one more.

    18. roberthuffstutter 69 months ago | reply

      A beautiful tribute to your mom and dad...........

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