Today is our anniversary. Last night we were discussing the fact that it's our 25th anniversary and that's a big one. We decided that we would get a silver anniversary clock or matching silver bracelets. After all, 25 years is a long time!

This morning while I was eating breakfast Paul sat down and said, "Sugar, we made a little mistake." I immediately thought something was wrong and started having an anxiety attack...

I asked him what it was. He said, "We've been married 26 years, not 25."

I started counting - married in 1983 and it's 2009...

He's right, last year was our Silver Anniversary and we missed it. That explains a lot. We don't even know how long we've been married!

I started crying. Paul tried to comfort me, telling me that we've had so many problems it's no wonder that we miscounted. I told him that if it's that unimportant we should get a divorce. He didn't like that very much. I don't know why...

If I was in his shoes - being married to me - I would take off running!



January 15, 2009 at 12:52 PM

Happy Anniversary!! Good thing you can't fit into his shoes ;)


January 15, 2009 at 1:02 PM

We had our 26th in October. I still haven't lived up to my promise of returning to Jamaica for our 10th.....


January 15, 2009 at 1:04 PM

Happy Anniversary!! 26 years is a long time!! I don't know why you couldn't still celebrate your 25th you made it past that mark. ;-)

Husbands can be the best sometimes. :-)


January 15, 2009 at 1:17 PM

Happy Anniversary!!!

Your post brought tears to my eyes. We just had our 24 and we kind of had a similar conversation.

And some times the wife and I argue about how long we have been married, when one of us forgets. And also our ages, I always chuckle, because who would believe that you can't remember how long you have been married?

But it happens to best of us. LOL.


January 15, 2009 at 1:24 PM

SD, he wears a size 11 and I wear a size 5 so it wouldn't work so well, lol. Thanks.:)

Yacky, shame on you. Go to Jamaica. :) Thanks!

M, we're going to do something..maybe drink some champagne since I'm more or less housebound. Thanks, sweetie. :)

Fitz, awww, sounds like us. And I have to keep reminding Paul that he's a lot older than me, hehe. Thanks. :)


January 15, 2009 at 1:27 PM

Happy wedding birthday to you and Paul, Betty!



January 15, 2009 at 1:29 PM

(((Betty))) Congrats and hope you and Paul have many more years of married blissfulness. Oh I cannot 'always' be blissful, but WOW! 26 years is a long time.

You two have been through soooo much this last year, that it's no wonder you forgot.

You can still celebrate, you know! Every single year is *special* :)

Love you,

Hugs, ~Judy


January 15, 2009 at 2:02 PM

Happy Anniversary. On our 25th we went to Aruba for the second time. It's been 27 yrs. for us, so we've been married for close to the same length of time. Seemslike forever sometimes. lol. Enjoy your special day, no matter how you spend it. Hugs.


January 15, 2009 at 2:14 PM

Happy Anniversary dear. You should still get a present for commenmorating your 25th anniversary. For my parents 25th anniversary, my sisters and I gave them a surprise renewal of vows ceremony after church. They had no clue, and the entire church was in on it. My parents friends helped us with the planning. What a hoot! They were very surprise. Perhaps I should write an entry about that.


January 15, 2009 at 5:18 PM

I know I have been married 34 years as of Aug 30, if you can call it a marriage ;-)

Happy Anniversary, Betty and Paul. It makes no difference if you count the years, as long as you make the years count :-)


January 15, 2009 at 7:37 PM

Betty and Paul: Congratulations! Why don't you get something silver for LAST year, and at the same time get something for the 26th? I researched it...found that the gift for the 26th is "original pictures". That could mean drawing or painting something creative, but how about taking a nice picture of the two of you and placing it in a pretty silver frame? (BTW: Dec. '08 would have been our 40th anniversary, had I not left after 19 years. Twenty-six years is something to be proud of.)


January 16, 2009 at 5:40 AM

Hi Sis, I believe that Rich, Arch, and Paul ARE men of great courage!!!!


January 16, 2009 at 8:56 AM

Happy Anniversary!
I have always wanted to make it to 25 years, but Dale passed away after nine. Bill and I are looking forward to these big ones!


January 16, 2009 at 1:39 PM

Happy Anniversary, Birthday, Holidays, Valentine's Day, Easter, etc. (in case I forget to tell you on the day these events actually happen).

NOBODY likes to hear the word "divorce." It's just scary.


January 16, 2009 at 2:16 PM

Happy Anniversary Betty and Paul!


January 17, 2009 at 6:51 AM

well, I was traveling and just now get to comment.

Congrats! and give Paul a big hug from me!

My divorce was official at 24.5 years... we'd be "celebrating" 39 soon if I had stuck around. My parents managed to be together over 60 years!


January 18, 2009 at 1:27 PM

It is just a number Betty, Happy anniversary my friend. I hope this year is a wonderful one for you both.

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January 18, 2009 at 4:54 PM

Happy Anniversary Betty and Paul. 25 or 26, it is still noteworthy occasion. Celebrate that you are together, and that you still love one another. Numbers are just arbitrary anyway!

{{hugs}} and love- Gina (db)


January 18, 2009 at 9:52 PM

Happy Aniversary, sis. Life is confusing. Just keep on keeping on! Love ya! I like it here better than journalspace.


January 22, 2009 at 2:01 PM

just stopping by to say hi! I miss reading you!


January 25, 2009 at 5:10 PM

Happy Belated Anniversary! each one is important!


January 26, 2009 at 5:03 PM

sis, where are you? js or what?


January 28, 2009 at 1:11 PM

still thinking of you!!


January 30, 2009 at 9:59 AM

BETTY!! where are you??? you know how much I tend to worry... :-(


February 1, 2009 at 9:50 AM

Hi Betty/Paul - Happy Belated Anniversary wishes!
Just stopping in to say hi - hope you guys are doing well.


February 3, 2009 at 12:37 AM

Betty: It's now February and I haven't seen a post from you in a LONG time! Sure hope you're OK. I miss you a bunch! ((hugs))


February 8, 2009 at 5:22 PM

Happy belated anniversary. I hope everything's all right.


February 14, 2009 at 7:51 AM

Happy Anniversary to you both!!! You guys are such an awesome pair : )

Hope you have a wonderful day Betty

Love and hugs


February 20, 2009 at 8:02 AM

Oh 26 is even better Betty.

I found you again!!!!



February 22, 2009 at 1:13 PM

Just stopping in to see how you are. Are you blogging somewhere else?
Thinking of you! *hugs*


February 22, 2009 at 5:24 PM

Thanks (((all my friends))),, sorry I've been gone so long. I'm going to try to get back in the swing of things. It's hard to pick up where you left off but I miss everyone.


March 1, 2009 at 9:53 AM

Slowly but surely I'm finding and catching up wih everyone. Happybelated annivesary *hugs*


March 2, 2009 at 7:40 PM

Like you I felt that the silver anniversary was supposed to be a "big one" Unfortunately me and mine were having marriage difficulties when our 25th rolled around. So be thankful that you at least didnt have something like that going on. The good news is that we just celebrated our 31st and things are much better, so I think we are due for a big hoopla on our 35th. I say all that to say, any anniversary can be special, as long as the love is there, so dont be sad about missing your 25th. And Happy Belated Anniversary to you!


March 6, 2009 at 12:09 PM

do I need to become a worry wart again??


March 9, 2009 at 3:42 PM

I'm with Dorrie on this. Where are you? Miss not reading your entries, and am getting concerned about your absenteeism. Hope you're doing OK. Hugs.


March 11, 2009 at 2:31 PM

tap, tap,, tap... I'm waiting!! ;-)


March 14, 2009 at 12:20 AM

Thanks again ((friends)), I'm going to come back, I promise. :)