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15 June 2009 @ 10:42 pm
For HOW long?!  
Today marks the 62nd anniversary of my parents' marriage.

Seriously. 62 years of marriage.

For that matter, in just a couple of weeks, my father will celebrate his 83rd birthday.
 
 
Current Mood: amazed
 
 
 
Erinlivethlfe on June 16th, 2009 10:35 am (UTC)
That's fantastic. Congratulations to them! My parents just celebrated their 40th a couple of weeks ago and I sincerely hope they're around to celebrate their 62nd as well.
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on June 16th, 2009 10:41 pm (UTC)
I shall, and congratulations to your parents, as well.
Steve McKnellydenali1 on June 16th, 2009 11:41 am (UTC)
Your mom and dad are awesome. I miss going over to your house and yakking at them while hanging out with you, back in the day.
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on June 16th, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, man, every single one of my friends who paid visits over to the house over the years says the exact same thing. I think they found it amusing, but that's just how they were raised to operate as a household, to be welcoming of guests and to try their best to make anyone in their house feel at home.
Steve McKnellydenali1 on June 17th, 2009 12:51 am (UTC)
They succeeded in every way. You have cool parents. :D
rickvsrickvs on June 17th, 2009 11:27 am (UTC)
I ... don't know what the traditional gift is for the 62nd anniversary, but they have my admiration.
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on June 17th, 2009 12:43 pm (UTC)
All the lists I've seen give up on annual ideas at around 50. The closest one I can find is at 60 years, where it recommends yellow diamond. Knowing my parents, they've settled on a night out at Logan's Roadhouse or something similar and called it a day.
craigers01 on June 17th, 2009 04:10 pm (UTC)
Most awesome "other people's parent" evar! And you can tell em I said so. I don't know how many burgers and cookies your folks fed me over the years, but every one of them was made with love and received the same way.
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on June 17th, 2009 05:41 pm (UTC)
Did you EVER get to leave that house without food, having crossed the threshold?
craigers01 on June 17th, 2009 06:26 pm (UTC)
Only if I was just popping in and out real quick for some reason, even then it was only becuase I turned it down.

/sigh

I miss being in my late teens early early twenties.
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on June 17th, 2009 07:01 pm (UTC)
I miss some of what we were doing, but not being the person I was then.
craigers01 on June 17th, 2009 07:33 pm (UTC)
Well, I do miss being the person I was then. I wasn't anywhere nearly as damaged as I am now.
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on June 17th, 2009 08:14 pm (UTC)
I like to think I've improved as a person with time and experiences. Let's face it: back then, I was a grade A, narcissistic, egotistical arsehole.
craigers01 on June 17th, 2009 08:45 pm (UTC)
Bah.

Back then, you were my friend. That's all that mattered. And honestly, though you would have narcissistic moments, they really weren't all the common. You were very giving of yourself, even if that's not what you remember.
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on June 17th, 2009 10:14 pm (UTC)
You're right; that isn't how I remember myself at all. I remember a selfish brat, only somewhat improved in that regard by age.
craigers01 on June 18th, 2009 01:48 pm (UTC)
Ok, remember all the time we spent switching out playing Buck Rodgers or other Gold Box games? All the times you picked up my tab at Waffle House? All the driving around you did? You were giving, you just didn't think about it at the time.