9.04.2008

we've been married how long???

Today is our anniversary. We went to Sizzler to celebrate because of the $9.99 coupon in the Sunday comic section of the paper. lol. Made Scott happy. Just being with him made me happy. This is the cell phone photo we took at dinner.

Our first date was New Year’s Eve 1973. We went out twice and then Scott left to go back to medical school in New York City. We sent a couple of postcards back and forth to stay in touch until Scott returned to Logan for Spring break. We ‘dated’ for a week then and fell in love…but neither admitted it. Scott went back to school and we wrote to each other until June.

Those were the ‘olden days.’ We didn’t have email or cell phones. Making a long distance call was a big expensive deal and you just didn’t do it. We wrote letters. In June, we dated for three weeks, then decided we wanted to get married. The day after we got engaged Scott left for his residency in Arizona. During our engagement we talked to each other on the phone each Sunday, and sent cassette tapes back and forth. Scott came home to Logan two days before our wedding. I don’t remember thinking any of this was weird, though I did feel lonely and sad that I was planning the whole wedding by myself (with the help of my mom and Scott's sisters). My parents, to their credit, never questioned my judgment. They didn't know Scott, but knew his parents and family, so that helped. We were married 34 years ago today: September 4, 1974.

Some of the songs on the radio in 1974 were "Band on the Run" by Paul McCartney & Wings, "Another Saturday Night" by Cat Stevens and “Bennie and the Jets” by Elton John.” It was a year for some great movies like The Towering Inferno, Chinatown, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I remember watching All in the Family and Rhoda on TV while Scott was staying overnight at the hospital every fourth night. It sure doesn’t seem like 34 years. They have been good ones for sure!

As I was finishing this post Scott gave me his anniversary present. It was so cute. He sang 'our song' to me. Now, we've never had a song all these years. Then one day Scott told me that the Michael Buble song "Everything" was our song. I love it. Now I love it even more, because, with our son Mike's help, Scott recorded himself singing the song to me, using the original Buble music, but with Buble's voice dubbed over by Scott's voice. It was the best gift ever!

6 comments:

Courtney and Dorothy said...

Happy Anniversary Debbie! I very much enjoyed reading about you guys. You are both so cute and still in Love. That is so neat!

Eileen said...

What a fun story to read! You sure don't look or act old enough to be married for 34 years. Were you 12? Thanks for sharing and Happy Anniversary!

Aimee said...

Happy Anniversary to my wonderful MIL and FIL! You guys are such good examples to Aaron and I. I hope that after 34 years, we will be as much in love as you guys are. Love ya!

Becky said...

What? Dad sang to you!? I've got to hear this. I know he has a good voice, but I've only heard him sing hymns at church. You two!! Cute...

Nancy Thompson Mahler said...

This is a great story of love and so sweet. Lucky you to have had it for over 34 years, Happy Anniversary to you both!!

Teresa said...

Ok, this story just blew my mind. That Scott is ROMANTIC!
Happy Anniversary to you guys! This was wonderful to read! And the picture @ Sizzler was really good!