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    rachael67 posted:
    My very best Friend and I today
    celebrate our 47th Wedding Anniversary!

    Rachael
    A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer; it sings because it has a song.
    Maya Angelou
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    shell1007 responded:
    WOW ! Good for you guys
    I hope you are doing something special today to celebrate.
    My hubby AKA best friend will be celebrating 26 yrs on Sept 28.
    Got any tips for those of us that would like to follow in your footsteps & make it to our 47th also?
    Have a great day
    Shell
     
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    judyfams replied to shell1007's response:
    Rachael,
    Congratulations and many more happy,healthy, fun filled years together for you and your best hubby/friend!
    Judy
     
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    rachael67 replied to shell1007's response:
    Thanks for the good wishes, Shell! As for celebrating, we are just taking it easy...movie and dinner...maybe enjoying the night sky on the patio later...It is a lovely day!

    Secrets? Geeze! You've 26 years under your belt so you obviously know most of them. I have to admit that the main one for me was having the good fortune to choose my partner wisely!!

    Along this line, I must share with you a story which my sweet MIL told me years and years ago:

    In a small town there was a couple who had been married longer than anyone living there. Everyone recognized what an accomplishment this was as neither mate was particularly "saintly"...Merely human! So, no one could unravel just what made their relationship so special.
    Finally, while one of the neighbor's was visiting the wife, she could take it no longer and asked: 'What magic do you possess or what secret do you know that has kept the fires of love ignited all these years? Surely there must have been some very trying times?' What kept you from leaving then???'


    The old woman merely smiled knowingly, and beckoned the visitor to a closet area under the stairs. As they stood before the closed door, the wife explained: 'When we were first married I packed a suitcase for the day when I felt it necessary to leave. All these years it has been stored away in this closet.'


    As she opened the door expecting to reveal her luggage, there beside it standing also at the ready was that of her husband's!!


    Moral of the story: Choice and knowing it was always there!

    Blessings now and for your next 21 years plus!
    Rachael

    PS...Sept 28th is my daughter's birthday so this year when I am celebrating her, I will also celebrate you!!
    A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer; it sings because it has a song.
    Maya Angelou
     
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    rachael67 replied to judyfams's response:
    Thanks, Judy!! Knowing "friends" are sharing this day makes it even sweeter!

    Blessings.
    Rachael
    A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer; it sings because it has a song.
    Maya Angelou
     
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    mhall6252 responded:
    Oh, how wonderful! Congratulations, I hope you are having a fabulous day! And many, many more!!!
    Michelle
    Read my blog at www.mch-breastcancer.blogspot.com
    Smile and the world smiles with you!
     
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    jenna291 replied to mhall6252's response:
    Congrats Rachael and may you have many more happy years ahead!

    ~ Jenna
     
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    rachael67 replied to mhall6252's response:
    Thanks, Michelle! Spent the day quietly...Had great weather and did take in a movie ("Timothy Green") and dinner out!

    This year's card from DH was not only lovely, but his inscription absolutely beautiful!

    I am very lucky!

    Rachael
    A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer; it sings because it has a song.
    Maya Angelou
     
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    rachael67 replied to jenna291's response:
    Oh, yes...Many more years sounds like a super idea!!

    Thanks for your good wishes, Jenna!

    Rachael
    A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer; it sings because it has a song.
    Maya Angelou
     
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    Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
    CONGRATULATIONS!

    I'm a little misty-eyed over here....

    What is the "anniversary gift" for 47 years?!? If year one is paper, I think you and hubby are entitled to the Crown Jewels! I'll see if I can get the queen on the phone

    (((hugs))) and sugar smacks to you both -

    Haylen
     
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    cindy12345678 responded:
    Rachael,
    Congrats!! I hope you had a wonderful day!!
    Cindy
     
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    sadblossom responded:
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    sadblossom replied to sadblossom's response:
    That was suppose to be really cute hearts and flowers but I guess this website does not support taht type of script....sorry.
     
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    rachael67 replied to Haylen_WebMD_Staff's response:
    Sugar smacks made it all the sweeter...

    Thanks, Haylen!!

    Rachael
    A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer; it sings because it has a song.
    Maya Angelou
     
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    rachael67 replied to cindy12345678's response:
    Quiet but very nice!


    Thanks for the good wishes, Cindy!!

    Blessings.
    Rachael
    A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer; it sings because it has a song.
    Maya Angelou


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