Sunday, December 22, 2013

Yesterday Terry and I celebrated our 46th Anniversary!  Four more years and it will be the big 5 0!  My how time has flown!  Like a very wonderful lady told me sometime back-‘there are good years and there are bad years, but as the years go by and you look back they are all wonderful years.’

So true!  So very true.


Our house is growing icicles–we have been that cold here.  Warm up a tad, melt a little, cool down –bam! Icicles!


For our honeymoon we went to Monte Visa, Colorado…not because it was this special romantic place, because there was the potential of a job opportunity there.


Terry was working at Holly Sugar and Coors Elevator when we got married.  Mr. McCart told Terry there was going to a job opening at Monte Vista in January.  Since Terry was on his long change-over at Holly and McCart gave Terry three days off we decided to drive to Monte Vista and see if we liked the country, what the housing situation was like, and if we could live there.

What I remember the most about Monte Visa was how cold it was…the icicles were from roof to ground and thick as my arm.  Cold was an understatement.  We had purchased a trailer house so we looked into the cost of parking it and other things.  That night we stayed at a motel whose windows looked right into the drive in theater…the rooms were complete with a speaker to the movie.  Of course it was winter so no movie that night. 🙂

The next morning our car didn’t want to start…it was just way too cold.  Gradually we got the car going and headed home.  On the way back we decided to take our chances at home. In the end it worked out perfectly…Terry and I purchased a farm, he got a great job with the local power company as a lineman and I picked up work here and there until the kids started coming.  Then I didn’t work until they were all in school.

My Mother was a great one for trying to ‘control’ outcomes and create positive experiences.  A couple of years before she died she started saying: “Everything works out for the best, if you will just let it”.  One day, not long before she left this earth she told me that she knew that the major thing she was supposed to learn in this life was to –work toward the good, then leave it alone.  “It will work out for the best, if you just let it.”

Looking back on that up and down time of getting established, finding work, paying bills and just plain living, she was so right…It did work out for the best.


Sometimes things get a little wonky (like this icicle) but who cares!  46 years and counting! That’s really cool in and of itself.

Your friend on a Western Colorado farm,


28 thoughts on “Sunday, December 22, 2013

  1. Congratulations on 46 years. Your mother was a wise woman. Sometimes we just try to control too much and can’t let go.

    Those icicles look like deadly weapons.


  2. Happy Anniversary !! Things usually work out the way they are supposed to, if we just let it happen.
    You have great icicles! We have 2-3 inches of new snow this morning….very light and fluffy and just right to blow into interesting drifts.
    Have a wonderful Sunday.


  3. Happy Anniversary. Your honeymoon reminds me of my parents’ honeymoon. They had 71 years together, and I’m sure both would look back and say every year was wonderful. You definitely get some ‘wonky’ icicles out there in Colorado.


  4. Congratulations on your 46th anniversary. Hope you and your DH did something special for the occasion. Someone out there surely knows our needs and leads us there. Stay warm.


  5. Congrats to you and Terry! Your Mother was a wise woman. Love her advice. So true. My Mother gave me advice – Never do anything for a man you plan on doing the rest of your life! LOL!
    Love the wonky icicle. It looks like the back end and legs of a chicken! he he.


  6. Congratulations! I hope you have many more happy years together! I hope you celebrate more than we usually do, it is so close to Christmas I often threaten to move it to a different month! Your motel sounds pretty fancy compared to ours…we only went as far as a half a tank of gas would get us:)


  7. A warm Happy Anniversary to you and Terry! Your wonderful friend and your Momma were both right…love their sayings! And what did you do yesterday? Stay home and keep warm? Your icicles are pretty, but oh so, cold!

    DH and my honeymoon was to travel from Iowa to Texas in his pickup with a freezer 1/2 full of meat in the back! Had to find motels where we could plug it in at night!!! Ah, the memories!

    Blessings to you dear friend!


  8. Congrats, Linda and Terry… Awesome to have been together so long –and have been satisfied with the life you have made for yourself. When you mentioned the car not starting due to the cold weather…. WELL–it reminded me of a story of when I was very pregnant with our 2nd son in JANUARY… He came a little late, and the weather in TN had been very very cold and snowy that winter.. Hubby went outside EVERY night a couple of times and started to car to make sure it would start in case I ‘had’ to get to the hospital…. Mark came on January 15 –although we had expected him about the 1st….. That was a long long wait… ha ha



  9. Many congratulations Linda, what a wonderful achievement 46 years of marriage is. and thank you for sharing it with us. I’d like to wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year, your friend Claire x


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