Tuesday, May 25, 2010

48 years

Arlene and Jack were out for a visit a few weeks ago.
We had the honor of going to dinner with them to celebrate their 48 years together.
48 years!
Holy Crap!
That is a long time.
The best part is that they still like each other!
I mean they can still truly have a good time together.
I think that is incredibly special and a milestone I look forward to reaching with Keith.
After giving a sweet little and tiny bit emotional toast to Arlene, Jack raised his glass and said he felt like the luckiest man in the world.
I asked them what their secret was...how did they make it to 48 years?
I leaned forward and eagerly awaited some wise words of wisdom...

"Well, you know...it has not actually been that great...."

Did I mention Jack is really good with words?

We all started laughing.
I think what he was trying to say was that it wasn't easy...not the marriage part...but the life part.
Like everyone, they had their challenges.

Then we took pictures.  I took the picture above of them. 
I snapped a quick picture of Papa and Curly.

 And here is the picture that was taken of us...

They may be 40 years ahead on the marriage part...but I think we may have them on the camera skills.

Arlene and Jack, Thank you for sharing your anniversary with us!!


Josh said...

The best things in life aren't easy. Ask my wife. :-)

I'm certain the time will fly by for you two. Nice post. Cute story. Bright future.

Mara said...

I think I laughed even hard at this one. Too funny:)

Susan Lacis said...

UJ cracks me up!! The things just pop out of his mouth.