Saturday, September 4, 2010

33 Years! You have to be kidding!

No, I'm not kidding. Thirty-three years ago on September 4, John and I got married. We were twenty-one years old and ready to take on the world. Since we met at what was then West Georgia College in a Political Science class titled "Foreign Relations", you might not be surprised that we get married at Kennedy Chapel on the Front Campus. At eight in the morning. Really. We knew how busy Maple Street was during the day and wanted the ceremony to be outside on the steps amid the trees and flowers of Front Campus. So, early in the morning on Labor Day Sunday, we said our "I do's". Pleasantly cool air greeted the twenty-three guests. I had made my dress and John's shirt and tie.

After the ceremony, we ate brunch in place of a reception. So is it any wonder, that we celebrated our anniversary with a buffet breakfast this morning? What could be better?

We drove to Savannah for our honeymoon and loved every minute of it. In fact, on our honeymoon, we found that we have a very special freight line. Really. One day during our week in Savannah, we were out on Tybee Island and saw a containerized freight ship coming in the Savannah River channel. It was the Arnold-Mersk. Later stopping at Pulaski National Battlefield, we saw the same ship coming up the river. Hurrying into town, we found the ship sailing slowly past River Street. So now, when we see railroad car after railroad car of Mersk containers, we turn to each other and grin. Some couples have a favorite song. We have a freight line. ; )


  1. Congratulations and happy anniversary Zan Marie! Ours is tomorrow :-)
    You had a gorgeous bouquet - and you *made* your dress? Wow. I never would have thought of making a tie by hand!
    I like watching those Mersk cars go by; now I'll think of you when I see them.

  2. Deniz,
    Congratulations back at you! How many?
    I used to sew all my clothes. Darn arthritis! I don't sew much any more.

  3. You've only 27 more to catch where we are today. ; )

  4. Congratulations on your anniversary, Zan Marie! What a lovely story of your wedding day. I found you through Karen G's blog BBQ. It's wonderful to *meet* you.


  5. Congratulations! Such unique memories. And what beautiful photographs!

    I'm glad I met you. I came over from KarenG's BBQ.

  6. Aww how sweet - and you made your dress WOW! Very impressive :) Just popped over from the BBQ, nice to meet you :)

  7. Welcome, Amy, Ann, and Nicole! I glad you meet you, too. Aren't BBQ's fun? I'm glad I followed Deniz's link to Karen G's party. ; )

  8. Congratulations! I just celebrated my 33rd birthday on Friday!
    I found you at the BBQ. I brought a yummy Blueberry-Lime Tiramisu. You can find the recipe on my blog.

  9. Hi, Christy. Congratulations. I'm glad you came by. Yum. We have had a great BBQ at Karen's, haven't we?

  10. Sorry I'm late to visit your blog. Happy Anniversary!! Lovely pictures!

  11. Thanks, Karen. And thanks for the BBQ. It was fun. If you were late, what do you call this answer back? ; )


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