47 Years Today—Sunday, December 21, 2014


Today Terry and I were married 47 years ago!

Terry was working at Holly Sugar at the time.  He was on the day shift with a long lay-over before he started grave yard; he was also working at Coors Elevator on the opposite shift with only 8 hours in-between to sleep.

I was going to college in Grand Junction and it was the end of the semester.  We decided that now was the best time to get married.

What a thing to do to my parents and Terry’s parents…four days before Christmas!   Geez, I think of that now a think what a rat-race we must have made for them.

After the wedding we headed to Alamosa, Colorado where Coors had another plant/elevator and a job opening.  Terry was seriously thinking of applying for the job.  We thought first we had better see what the country looked like, the housing market, and winter’s over there.

IT WAS COLD!  Terribly cold.  Icicles hung from the roof to the ground, snow was as deep as my knees.

Back home we decided that Delta was home and we would take our chances here.

As time moved on we purchased his grandparents’ farm from the estate, gradually acquired farming equipment and gradually adding four children to our family.

Our chances have turned out good—-Terry worked for Delta Montrose Electric Association for 37 years and farmed.  I retired from the Delta- Montrose Technical College and helped him with the farm.



Here we are last spring when Terry turned 70.  Much the same and then not at all.  I’m sure the grandchildren look at us and think OLD, and maybe our children do also.  Who knows.  I just remember watching my parents age thinking every year how lucky I was to have them.  I lost my Dad at 71 and Momma passed at 70 …they were just months apart in leaving us.

Now I think how lucky Terry and I are to be healthy and actively still farming; still doing all those things we have always done.

47 years!  A true gift in time!

Your friends on a Western Colorado Farm

Terry and Linda


50 thoughts on “47 Years Today—Sunday, December 21, 2014

  1. Happy Anniversary Linda & Terry. What a great history you have. Interesting how things work out over the years. I enjoy following the ups and downs and ins and outs of your farming “career” in my old stomping grounds. I also enjoyed your great tribute to Fuzzy in the form of a really well-told fable. The best to you and your family. Merry Christmas.


  2. Congrats and Happy Anniversary… Love your wedding picture… Aren’t you glad you stayed in the Delta area??? You two (and your kids) have had and will continue to have a wonderful life and family. God Bless You.


  3. My best wishes to you and Terry…..loved the wedding picture. Now tell us your secret to a lasting marriage. Enjoy the day and be thankful for each other. Old is when you feel old no matter the age. Its only a number.


  4. Happy Anniversary to you both. You are truly blessed with the most important things in life….Good Health and Each Other.
    What were you thinking getting married just before Christmas? LOL


  5. Many congratulations on your anniversary! I remember my Nan saying to me back when I was about 15 that she didn’t feel much different from when she was 18 & I looked at her in total disbelief – now I totally get what she meant!! Wishing you &Terry many more happy & healthy years together, Helen


  6. Awwww you two are so cute and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a photo of YOU! Congratulations onf 47 amazing years and I’m so glad you shared YOUR story, something I don’t think you’ve shared with us before. Happy Anniversary and Happy Holidays!


  7. Dear Linda and Terry,
    Congratulations on your 47th anniversasry. A lifetime of wonderful memories and hard work. At the start of a marriage there is so much going on, planning life’s work, raising a family. Where do the years ago? Hope your day was special with family and friends.


  8. Congratulations to you both! My late father told me once that marriage is a lot of giving and forgiving. Thanks for the post and pics, always enjoyable and this one was very enjoyable. God is gracious. Hope you have many more good years Linda and Terry.


  9. Wow…Linda and Terry! 47 years together! That’s terrific. You’re just 9 months ahead of Jim and I celebrating our 47th, God willing. Has time flown? We sure think so. Thank you for sharing your lives and joys and sorrows with us. God Bless you both.


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