http://www.blogger.com/html?blogID=4316350785635987648 Cave Dwellings: 43 years ago…my lucky day

March 2, 2012

March 2, 2012
Georgetown, TX

Friday, November 23, 2012

43 years ago…my lucky day

…A quick blog for a belated Happy Thanksgiving .  Hope you all ate turkey, ham and mashed taters ‘til they came out your ears!! McGyver and I celebrated Thanksgiving remembering our parents and family members who have since passed with smiles and fond memories…We also shared our Wedding Anniversary with the Pilgrims yesterday..Yup, 43 years ago yesterday,  November 22, 1969, Dennis Robert Cave and Donna Janeane Ross exchanged vows at the Congregational Church in Sandwich, IL…We met in May of 1969, got engaged that August, and married that November…whirlwind, I know….Kelly was born Sept. 5th, 1970….a very busy year for usWinking smile!

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Our wedding was at 1PM, the reception was in the church basement immediately following ( no liquor at this reception!!), and McGyver and I were on the road to Janesville, WI by 3PM  …We were riding in style in Den’s deep turquoise 1967 Chevelle…4 speed on the floor and some loud pipes!  No big fancy band and late partying for us…My parents were on a budget, and Dennis paid for our photos…The flowers were provided free of charge by the florist I worked for, and the honeymoon was in  “Ya Hey Der” country….4 days of putting up with the Packer fansDon't tell anyone smile..

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Left, me and my Sis….middle me and my Dad…and right, me and my date. (Is that a leer on his face??? )

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Left, our vows..See that feather light turquoise hat on the right side, 3rd row of the church pews, down front???…Aunt Jeanette…no surprise, eh??

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WHO ARE THOSE TWO YOUNG KIDS????

For those of you who are weak of stomach when it comes to incisions, you may want to skip these next pics…Dennis took these this AM after my shower…

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Not too bad for just 3 days post surgery…I still have to wear my headgear 24/7 until next Thursday.  That’s when the stitches come out…I hope I can at least shed the elastic during the day!!

Yesterday we met some family members at The Olde Tyme Inn for a Coke and a beer to celebrate our anniversary…yes,the Coke was mine Crying face

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THIS IS ONE ANNIVERSARY I SHALL NEVER FORGET…DENNIS, I LOVE YOU MORE EVERY DAY OF MY LIFERed heart

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, MY McGYVER…

20 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Looking good!!!

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  2. Congratulations...and you look great!!!

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  3. 43 years. boy you guys must have gotten married the day you started puberty. Were still working on 34, but like you they have all been great, maybe once your completely recovered Denny can chase you around the kitchen with the pancake turner, like I do Donna. We miss you guys, maybe we can get together next year. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna...

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  4. Congrats to you both on your Anniversary! Well done.

    Judging from your first post-op photo, we're going to have to start calling you 'skinny-neck' from now on. You look great!

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  5. I bet sometime in the past 43 years Dennis has thought about doing that to you for free...lol

    Get Well Soon!!!!

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  6. That was fun to see those pictures . You look like u are doing well post surgery!!! Good, good

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  7. Wow, great post-surgery pic! Congratulations on the anniversary, you've got us beat by 20 years!!

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  8. super great post surgery picture...your looking great...happy anniversary to you both and many many more....love the wedding pictures :)

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  9. Happy Anniversary! Love all the wedding pics. You guys were and still are a handsome couple.
    Glad to hear surgery went well. You are looking good

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  10. Loved the wedding pictures. Happy Anniversary to you both.

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  11. That is great, congratulations!

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  12. I love your blog title - your lucky day. That says it all. Congrats you guys.

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  13. Looking good in "69 and again in "12. Happy anniversary.
    Bev in NS Canada

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  14. looking fabulous, Donna! and a very happy anniversary to you both! Cheers to many more years of wedded bliss!!

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    1. Thanks to you all for your kind words....I am progressing nicely, but cannot wait to get the itchy headgear off...And, yes, Dennis and I are blessed to see 43 years...Neither of our parents experienced that, passing way too young.

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  15. Happy 43rd! Such nostalgic pics... loved you pointing out Aunt Fashionista in the church photo. You are lookin' great post-surgery; it must be due to that hunk of a male nurse, right?

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  16. Wow, that's a wonderful accomplishment! Happy anniversary!

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  17. Wow, 43 years. Can't imagine someone putting up with me that long.....Good for you guys:))

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