Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Less than 6% of people ever get this kind of day!

Happy 65th Anniversary Mom and Dad!

Mom still has the circlet feathered hat, in a saucy coral pink with olive feathers here and there. The white satin peplum suit didn't survive a year, Mom cut it up for a slip! I think she looked like a movie star; so glamorous, and Dad in his double breasted pin striped suit was pretty Hollywood himself.

I tried to find some reliable information about the percentage of marriages that last 65 years.

The closest I came was a government document that stated in 2001 only 6% of all married people at that time had been married over 50 years.  I can't help but wonder if that percentage has grown with all the right after WWII weddings that took place in 1946.  

Even with that big bump in the wedding statistics, I suspect you two's anniversary is a still a pretty rare event.  I am so blessed that both of  you are here to celebrate it and plan to go out for a dinner theater event.  Yah!!! 

Wish I was there with you to celebrate with you.  Shall we start planning for the big 70th in five years?  Why not...I think that day will be here before we know it.

Love you both and may God continue to shower your marriage with blessings!


Vicki said...

Wow! 65 years is an accomplishment! Congratulations!

I agree - they both look as if they were a pair of classic-film movie stars. I love the look!

ellen b. said...

Happy anniversary to your mom and dad! That is great that they've had 65 years together. Your mom really could have walked down a runway with that look! Fabulous!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy 65 Anniversary to your Mom & Dad! They still look like newlyweds!

Vee said...

What a beautiful couple they make. Hearty congratulations on 65 years! That's no small decides to love over and over again.

You look like your mom, Jill. What a beauty!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

What great photos...then and now! And what an reach the 65th anniversary. Happy anniversay to them!