Anniversary Week

When your marriage passes the 50 mark, you need to celebrate for at least a week. We began by going to the Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was grandson David’s first time, so we marked that by taking a selfie on the new observation deck.

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John usually takes me by my favorite waterfall on the way home, and that treat was included in the day. David has been there a number of times. He’s always game to get out and look at it with me. I took two shots of him as he explored the falls up close.

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We crossed the road to look at the falls downstream. When David squatted down on that high pillar, I took the shot and had to walk away. It gives me the willies to see anyone there, knowing a tumble from that height could be lethal. I saw son John $ sit at the same spot with his legs dangling down. It had the same effect on me.

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David and I saw our neighbors on their front porch and went over to visit for a while. Logan wanted to play Old Bunny, a card game based on the idea of Old Maid. A storm was coming up behind us, complete with thunder and lightning.

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On our actual anniversary, John didn’t complain when I took a selfie to show us at the creek.

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David was the photographer when we had breakfast at The Buttered Biscuit.  My hair was still wet.

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We tried for a more formal portrait with the balloon David bought for us. As you can see, we are not formal people.

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We split a tiny chocolate cake from the supermarket bakery, and John was off to New York to pick up grandson Nathaniel for the summer.

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31 thoughts on “Anniversary Week

    1. As I write this, John is halfway to NY. It takes 15 hours of driving, and John stops for naps. He will sleep at his sister’s house before picking up our grandson and starting back. Meanwhile, I have grandson David here with me.

      xxx Driving Hugs xxx


  1. Congratulations on your anniversary! What a wonderful accomplishment to be married so long to someone who you adore– and reciprocates your feelings. Your pics are so pretty. And just the thought of going to a restaurant called The Buttered Biscuit makes me hungry. I want a cooked breakfast now. 🙂


    1. We headed to The Buttered Biscuit for the first time last December on my birthday. It was closed due to a fire! It’s not often they lure me out for breakfast, because I enjoy cooking it myself. There are so many things to choose from, and people like almost all of them. Our anniversary breakfast was most pleasant. As usual, I was shocked at the amount of food on the plates. Each biscuit was as big as two or three of mine. We waddled out of there, rolled home, and later had a very light lunch. It was a lovely way to start the day.

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    1. Yes, we are happy. As I write this, I’m having a free day with one grandson, while John is picking up the other one in NY and heading here. Our daughter will be here tonight. Grand times acomin’!

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  2. Anne, congratulations! It is so encouraging and such a wonderful thing to share you and your husband’s faithful commitment to your marriage. I really appreciate this, because marriage is hard work, yet, it is worth it. I’m almost to 15 years and it’s been wonderful and dead hard, yet most of the messages around seem to be that you can give up or change at any minute. I appreciate seeing the other side.


    1. We are so fortunate that society applauded long marriages when we started dating. Two years ago we took a trip out West and stayed with two couples who sang at our wedding! God had blessed us all. Congratulations on your 15 years. That’s an excellent start!

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  3. Congratulations on your very special anniversary, Anne and John! Did you ever think you’d make it this far? 😀 Gorgeous pictures!! So nice to have David with you to help celebrate! And even young Logan getting into the act! xox


  4. Congrats Anne!!! Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside =) What is the secret!? How do you two do it?
    P.S. My wife would scream in terror seeing David like that. I’d imagine something along the lines of “GET DOWN FROM THERE RIGHT NOW!!”


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