by pennifold 21 Jan 2015

I feel so torn in posting this as I've just read that Yvonne's grandson has died.


I just wanted to share my Wedding Anniversary with all you Cuties. Today (it's Thursday 22nd January here in Australia 8.00am as I write this) 43 years ago Trevor and I got married in Adelaide. It was 96F that day - we were both very young and looking forward to our life together - never envisioned what our married life would bring. We had 3 children and now we have 7 grand-children and another one due next month. Life has been good. Love to you all, Chris

Trevor bought me a fridge magnet a couple of years ago which says "Grow old with me, the best is yet to come" and I pray with God's grace He will let us do that.

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by kalamazoo 01 Feb 2015

Chris, I know this is a bit tardy, but congratulations on your beautiful testimony of love! God is good!!
Cindy

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by lbrow 24 Jan 2015

You are so blessed Chris and I know you know it. God has been so wonderful to you. Much love to you both/Lillian

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by mary51 24 Jan 2015

Congratulations!

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by grossfamilie 24 Jan 2015

Belated: But wishing you and your dear husband many, many more happy and healthy years together!
Sorry, I was so shocked about the sudden death of this young grandson of Yvonne....I had to think of good side and sad side of live.....
more reason to be grateful for every single day of life lived in peace,
mental and physical health and all the loved ones safe and healthy too.
Such a tragedy makes us aware how fragile our lives are
Wishing good luck to all cuties and prayers and comfort for all who are in need

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by aussiequilter 24 Jan 2015

Happy Anniversary Chris and Trevor , a great milestone ,wishing you many more years together

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by juanitadenney 23 Jan 2015

Happy Anniversary to both you and Trevor, may you have many more years of happiness together.

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jan 2015

Thanks so much Juanita, love Chris

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by crafter2243 Moderator 22 Jan 2015

Happy Anniversary. Wishing you and Trevor many more happy years.

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jan 2015

Thanks so much Angie - on to the next anniversary now! Love Chris

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by mariagiannina 22 Jan 2015

Hi Chris, congratulations to you both, and many, many to come ! You are just 2 months ahead of hubby and I. We celebrate 43 years on March 19th.

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jan 2015

Well, congratulations to you both too Maria. 1972 was a good year wasn't it? Love Chris

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by Patricia109 22 Jan 2015

Happy Anniversary for yesterday!
I would be a year behind you in the number of years married competition :-), but he wasn't a sticker.
Luckily I found a better one and WE will be celebrating our 36th on 24th Feb.
Love your fridge magnet.
Now, are you aiming for the letter from the Queen? You have to wait to No. 60 for that! Best of luck!

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jan 2015

Thanks Patricia, I doubt we will make that milestone. Of course it depends on health etc. I like my magnet too. Love Chris

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by devon 22 Jan 2015

Happy Anniversary to you!!! Hope you have many more. Devon

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jan 2015

Thanks so much DeVon, love the cartoons. Love Chris

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by blueeyedblonde 22 Jan 2015

Congratulations! It's always a joy to see a couple that has stayed together for so many years - there is so much of the breakups because they don't know how to work things out - becoming 1 unit.
Again - congratulations.

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jan 2015

Thanks Linda, it's nice to be one of the older couples! Love Chris

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by sdrise 22 Jan 2015

Happy Anniversay to you both!! SO sorry about Yvonnes grandson too. Suzanne

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jan 2015

Hi Suzanne, yes, it is so tragic. Love Chris

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by irenewayne 22 Jan 2015

Congrats Chris. Hope you have many more
Irene

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jan 2015

Thanks so much Irene, I hope we do. Love Chris

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by nonna57sdaughter1 22 Jan 2015

HaPpY aNnIvErSaRy Chris & Trevor. You voth look very content! How wonderful that you had so many years together. And what a wonderful lady you are acknowledging Yvonne's sad news, I look up to people like you who teach us respect for others. Can't wait to meet you in oerson one day really soon!! Lv Jewels xx

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jan 2015

Thanks so much Jewels. I've known Trevor since I was 15! So actually we've been together 47 years! I thank you also for your kind words re Yvonne. I've always been taught to respect my elders (no offence to Yvonne). My Mum and Dad were sticklers for that! Love Chris
P.S. Looking forward to seeing you too and the new baby!

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by grandmamek 22 Jan 2015

Congratulations Chris and Trevor. May you both have many more happy anniversaries yet to come. Hugs, Mary

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pennifold by pennifold 22 Jan 2015

Thanks so much Mary, I appreciate your commenting. Love Chris

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by kezza2sew 22 Jan 2015

Congratulations Chris and Trevor, how wonderful for you both..
May you have many more wonderful years ahead together...and such a fabulous family to go with you both...love and hugs, Kerry

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pennifold by pennifold 22 Jan 2015

Thanks so much Kerry, I hope that our children will enjoy longevity with their spouses/partners. Amy is marrying Steve next April 2016! We have nearly 15 months to save for it! Love Chris

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by gerryvb 22 Jan 2015

Congratulations with your wedding day. and isn't it great you can still celebrate it with eachother and with the children and grandchildren. Congratulations , have a lovely day !!
( 43 jaar gelukkig getrouwd = 43 years happily married)

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pennifold by pennifold 22 Jan 2015

Thank you very much Gerry, yes, we are lucky to have them so close by to us. Love Chris

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by pennifold 22 Jan 2015

1. It's been so hot here - I had a shower only half an hour before we left and my hair was still wet when we arrived at the Restaurant - it took the whole drive in (20 mins) before I cooled down! For lunch I had Slow Cooked Lamb with a Spinach and Ricotta pastry parcel with a Rocket and Capsicum salad and then a Creme Brulee for dessert.
2. Trevor had Scallops with rice, a Caesar salad and a serve of Chips and 2 beers. I had one glass of Champagne.
3. One of fishing trawlers that had just come in with stacks of sea birds trailing it! They were throwing the offcuts off the back of the boat!

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gerryvb by gerryvb 22 Jan 2015

you both look so satisfied !

pennifold by pennifold 22 Jan 2015

Yes, we do, don't we. It must have been the great meal! he he he!!! Love Chris

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Beautiful pictures of both of you.

grossfamilie by grossfamilie 24 Jan 2015

Looking good - both of you!

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by chenille 22 Jan 2015

Congratulations! I too have been blessed with a loving husband. It will be our 38th anniversary on the 24th. Little did we know the things that were in store for us... but isn't it wonderful to have someone to share it all with!!? I wish you many more happy years together!
Love & Hugs, Nadyne

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pennifold by pennifold 22 Jan 2015

Thanks Nadyne, yes, it's great to have your partner with you. I am not looking forward to tomorrow's funeral of one of my fellow parishioners - they were married for nearly 60 years. John is devastated to lose his beloved wife. They were one of the many "older" married couples from our church. Love Chris

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by airyfairy 22 Jan 2015

Many, many congratulations to you both. Much love Sarah

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pennifold by pennifold 22 Jan 2015

Thanks so much Sarah, have had a lovely day. Love Chris

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by marianb 21 Jan 2015

Congratulations to you both..

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pennifold by pennifold 22 Jan 2015

Thanks so much Marian, love Chris

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by katydid 21 Jan 2015

Love your story. Not many marriages make it that long. Consider your self blessed! Kay

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jan 2015

Thanks so much Kay, it's good to see many on here though that have passed the 40 years and over! Love Chris

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by lidiad 21 Jan 2015

Congratulations, Chris! I wish you many more more years together!
Hugs, Lidia

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jan 2015

Thanks Lidia, I wish the same too. Love Chris

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by gerryb 21 Jan 2015

Hope you've had a happy happy day! Wishing you many more wonderful years together!

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jan 2015

Thanks so much Gerry, we've had a lovely day. Just keeping cool now. Love Chris

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by decojo 21 Jan 2015

Happy Anniversary! May God continue to bless you and fill your life with more love and happiness.

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jan 2015

Thanks so much Jo, I pray God will keep us together until it's time to leave this earth. Love Chris

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by Leaha 21 Jan 2015

Hope you have or had a most beautiful Anniversary. Congratulations, may you have many more with your wonderful husband.

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jan 2015

Thanks Leah, we've had a lovely relaxing day. Now keeping cool - temp outside is still hot even though it's overcast. Love Chris

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by jrob Moderator 21 Jan 2015

Congratulations to you and your darling, Trevor. I wish many, many more anniversaries and happy times for the both of you. Love, Jerrilyn

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jan 2015

Thanks so much Jerrilyn, I hope we do have many more years together. Love Chris

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by graceandham 21 Jan 2015

How wonderful. We share the good news, the sad news and the matters that need prayer, plus a lot of fun and laughs. I'm glad you could balance out the sadness we felt in reading the other post.

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jan 2015

Thanks so much Betsey, that's what is so great about this site. It is so good that we can share the highs and lows of humanity on here. Love Chris

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by sadp 21 Jan 2015

Happy 43rd Anniversary Chris and Trevor, hugs S*

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jan 2015

Thanks so much Shirley, love Chris

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by barba 21 Jan 2015

Happy Anniversary! Hope you celebrate many many more. Hugs, Barba

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jan 2015

Thanks so much Barba, me too. Love Chris

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by KCowden 21 Jan 2015

Happy Anniversary!!! You married on my dad's birthday! He is 85 years old on the 22nd and he and Momma were married 65 years in August. You are in the minority...LOL...not many can say they have been married 43 years these days!!! A wonderful mile stone!!! Enjoy your special day!!!

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jan 2015

Thanks so much for your kinds wishes. Please wish your Dad a happy birthday from this Aussie. Wow! 65 years is a mammoth effort for their wedding anniversary. I don't think we will make that - depends on good health I reckon. Love Chris

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by noah 21 Jan 2015

Congrates i think i to will be married 43 or 42 not sure i am not one for remember this stuff lol
Hope you did or are going to do something special as you to are ???hugs and kisses Carolyn xxoo

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jan 2015

Hi Carolyn, congratulations to you too for your next wedding anniversary. Trev and i went to Scratchley's on the Newcastle foreshore. It's a beautiful restaurant overhanging the harbour. It's been very overcast here today and humid! We had a wonderful meal and sat and watched a massive ship being guided into the harbour by 4 tug ships. Love Chris

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by aleene 21 Jan 2015

Congratulations!

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jan 2015

Thanks very much, love Chris

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by katmug 21 Jan 2015

CONGRATULTIONS !!!!

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jan 2015

Thanks very much Kathy, love Chris

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by Zinobia 21 Jan 2015

Congratulations and a very happy anniversary. May you have many more lovely returns of the day.

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jan 2015

Thanks so much - might have another glass of champers for dinner tonight! Love Chris

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by manami 21 Jan 2015

Congratulations Chris and Trevor! God bless you both!

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jan 2015

Thanks so much Yoriko. Love Chris

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by dragonflyer 21 Jan 2015

Congratulations to you both...enjoy every moment!

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jan 2015

Thanks so much Kim, we will! Love Chris

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by olly 21 Jan 2015

Congratulations Chris! May you and Trevor have many more wonderful and blessed years together. God Bless you both.

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jan 2015

Thanks so much Coral. We had a lovely day and am now home relaxing under the air-conditioner! It's so humid can't believe it this early! Love Chris

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by dailylaundry 21 Jan 2015

Happy Anniversary, to Chris and Trevor!!! I am happy you posted this! Hope you get a chance to celebrate "big time" and enjoy your special day!! Hugs to you and yours, Laura*

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jan 2015

Thanks Laura, we had a lovely day - I'll post a couple of pictures on here from our lunch. Love Chris

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by anangel 21 Jan 2015

Happy anniversary, Chris!! Best wishes for many more years of wedded bliss for you two!
Hugs, Angel

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jan 2015

Thanks so much Angel. Love Chris

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by toogie 21 Jan 2015

Happy 43rd Anniversary Chris and Trevor, here's hoping you have many more!

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jan 2015

Thanks so much Toogie, I hope so too. Love Chris

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by pldc edited 21 Jan 2015

wonderful news is always a blessing & A very Happy Anniversary to you & Trevor! I wish you both growing old & enjoying golden years together ~hugs~

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jan 2015

Thanks Loralye, as I said in my post - don't know where the years have flown by to. Love Chris

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by shirley124 21 Jan 2015

Congratulations on 43 years of wedded bliss. Hope you have many more. Hugs Shirley

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jan 2015

Thanks Shirley, I hope we have many more years together too. Love Chris

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by workbecky 21 Jan 2015

Congratulations on 43 years together. You have 4 1/2 years on me as we will celebrate our 39th this June. Becky

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jan 2015

Thanks Becky and congratulations to you for your 39th - a milestone these days. Love Chris

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by designgirl 21 Jan 2015

Congratulations on 43 years together. Wishing you both many, many more. Hugs Lynn
January 22 is a lucky day here too . Both our oldest son Edward and our grandson Kevin will celebrate their birthdays.

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jan 2015

Congratulations Lynn on your Edward and Kevin's birthdays. Over here there is a wonderful cricket commenter called Richie Benaud and one of his catch phrases is 2 for 222! If you ever get a chance to listen to a CD called the 12th Man by Billy Birmingham that is on it. Richie is also our Australian Ambassador for the Eat more Lamb campaign. Check it out on Google. Love Chris (link below hope it works)

http://www.news.com.au/finance/bu...

pennifold by pennifold 21 Jan 2015

For your information - 1st person Richie speaks to is Captain James Cook the founder of Australia.
2. Burke and Wills famous Australian explorers
3. Ned Kelly ( a notorious Bushranger)
4. Don Bradman (who was Australian's most famous cricketer)
5. Ita Buttrose (was editor of the Australian Women's Weekly and the magazine Cleo)
6. Billy Birmingham a mimic who portrays all the famous cricket players of the world (on the wall behind him you can see the advert for the 12th Man)
7. Sam Kekovich (previous Lamb Ambassador for the past few years) and he was a famous Australian Rules Football player. The commercial is a real hoot!

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by michemb 21 Jan 2015

congrats, wow 43 years is quite amazing today when it seems easier to split than to travel over the hurdles, hope you have many, many more,
hugs
Michelle

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jan 2015

Thanks Michelle, it's been a wonderful marriage. We never argue, I think we were soul mates from the moment we met. Love Chris

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by basketkase 21 Jan 2015

It is great to read some wonderful news during this mourning for this young tragic death.........congrats to you and your loving husband for this special day and always!

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jan 2015

Thanks very much Vicki, I agree with you, love Chris

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by zoefzoef 21 Jan 2015

Happy Anniversary

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jan 2015

Thanks very much, love Chris

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by jid53 21 Jan 2015

Happy Anniversary

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jan 2015

Thanks very much, love Chris

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by sewemb 21 Jan 2015

Happy Anniversary

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jan 2015

Thanks very much, love Chris

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by haleymax 21 Jan 2015

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jan 2015

Thanks so much, love Chris

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by mranderson 21 Jan 2015

Congratulations to you both Chris. Hope you have a lovely day. Life does give us good times but sometimes also some very tough times to handle. Yvonne's family have some very tough times ahead, I can speak from experience.
Hugs Marg

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jan 2015

Thanks Marg, yes, it's just heartbreaking. Mum and I are attending a funeral of one of our beloved parishioners tomorrow. John and Jill were inseparable, it's just heartbreaking when you know someone whose life has been very blessed and they lose their life partner. Love Chris

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by elemausi 21 Jan 2015

Gratulation to your Anniversary, wish you both many, many more years together. Bärbel

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jan 2015

Thanks so much Barbel, it's been a good, long and happy marriage so far. Love Chris

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by pacmp 21 Jan 2015

Happy Anniversary to you both! Hopefully you will never feel old just enjoy every moment as if it could be your last, so you will never have regrets with the time you have spent together, 3 children and 7 almost 8 grand children says you will enjoy the coming years as you watch them grow and have children and grandchildren of their own, God willing. Hope today will be extra special for you to celebrate your union and hope that it is not a 96 degree day today for you, unless you can get into the water today- NO Great Whites allowed! Enjoy!

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jan 2015

Thanks for your good wishes. Sharks have left our beaches thankfully. It's only going to be about 26C (79F) which is just perfect. Still very high humidity at the moment 96% - yucky. I'm just about to go and have a shower. We've been out for our walk and I've done the washing and about to hang it out. Love Chris

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by asterixsew Moderator 21 Jan 2015

Chris Congratulations to you and Trevor on your 43 wedding anniversary. I hope that you celebrate and have a great day and see some of the family.

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Jan 2015

Thanks Caroline, Trev's just gone over to visit Dana and give her some of her memorabilia that he found whilst going his files. He thought she would like to keep them rather than us. Love Chris

asterixsew by asterixsew 21 Jan 2015

I too seem to be passing family bits on to the next generation and piles of their stuff that they have left behind.

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