Friday, December 27, 2013

And it don't seem a day too much...


Well, that was a quick forty years, I must say.




My Granny's wedding ring, with added ruby. Thanks, Mr L! (He got a watch. Not so interesting, in my view, but he likes it.)


John Anderson*, my jo, John,
When we were first acquent;
Your locks were like the raven,
Your bonny brow was brent;
But now your brow is beld**, John,
Your locks are like the snaw***;
But blessings on your frosty pow,
John Anderson, my jo.

John Anderson, my jo, John,
We clamb the hill thegither;
And mony a cantie day, John,
We've had wi' ane anither:
Now we maun totter down, John,
And hand in hand we'll go,
And sleep thegither at the foot****,
John Anderson, my jo.

Robert Burns

*This is not actually his name
** Only a bit
*** Not completely. Mine are also a touch snawy
**** Not yet, however, I hope. 

Love you, old chap! And here's to a few more cantie days before we're finished.

And happy anniversary also to Thimbleanna and her chap!

Also - good luck to our various family members attempting to get to Edinburgh this afternoon for our celebration dinner tonight - by train and car, through flood, wind, fallen trees, downed power lines... . Hope to see you all soonish!





26 comments:

  1. What a wonderful post. Congratulations to both of you!

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  2. Desiree3:08 pm

    Congratulations, and a lot more years together!

    Desiree

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  3. Congratulations to you both on your anniversary and on the splendidly topical "selfie". Beats Obama and David Cameron's effort into a cocked hat!

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  4. Mr Life4:30 pm

    I love you too, Mrs Life. Which is very satisfactory.

    Also looking forward to the gathering of the clan although the house might seem a bit full tonight and tomorrow.

    Here's to the next 40.

    Love, Mr Life

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  5. Happy Anniversary, Mr and Mrs Life! enjoy your celebrations.

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  6. Congratulations! What a beaautiful ring, pretty picture of the pair of you too.

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  7. Congratulations.
    (and lovely to see Mr Life's comment!)

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  8. Congratulations! And well done!!

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  9. Congratulations. A lovely occasion, for a loving couple. Love truly is grand!

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  10. Hearty Congratulations P and R. You both look just as I remember...very clever photo ( selfies are all the rage at the moment.)
    May I wish you both many more happy years together...doing your hobbies ( making more quilts perhaps - I can see a need for one at least for each grand child )I really enjoy seeing and reading what the 2 littlies are getting up to. (I hope wee N is feeling better.)I hope your party goes smoothly.Best Wishes to you all, Ali.

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  11. Many congratulations to you both and may you have many more happy years together

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  12. Happy Anniversary! My parents celebrated their fortieth a while ago, and there was a ruby then too. Very lovely. Very well done!

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  13. Sincere Congratulations! What wonderful photos. So kind of you to share your happiness!

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  14. Congratulations you lovebirds! And many, many more to you!

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  15. Happy anniversary and congratulations!

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  16. Congratulations - and many more years to come!

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  17. Many congratulations to you both and a lovely picture, looking just as I imagined you.

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  18. Congratulations to mister and Missus Life.

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  19. Happy anniversary and many more!

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  20. Congratulations to you both and all best wishes for the next 40!

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  21. Happy Belated Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Life. It's so fun that we have that same anniversary connection! I hope you had a wonderful celebration -- your new ring is beautiful!

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  22. Oh, and you two look fabulous -- and very Happy. I didn't know you 40 years ago, but I'll bet you haven't changed aged much at all!

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  23. You both look wonderful! How can you have been married forty years? You look too young! :) Congrats to you both! Have loved catching up on your posts as of late! Many happy hugs! Hope grandson is feeling better and granddaughter is still sleeping well!

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  24. How lovely to see a photo of you both ... and Happy Anniversary....I loved the 'that was a quick forty years'....true very true...enjoy your family friends and dinner x

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  25. Many, many happy congratulations to you two! You both look wonderful!

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