Fifty years ago today

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by olefin, May 26, 2006.

  1. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    We got married! :smile2:

    We met the next month after I'd completed four years in the USAF. Betty was barely 17, I was 21. We married soon after she graduated from high school. We were married at a country preachers house near the little community of Witcherville, AR. We had know each other for a total of six weeks! We spent our one night Honeymoon in Hot Springs, AR. The little motel is still open for business... although like us, 50 years is showing!

    Short time later we packed what little we had in a couple pasteboard boxes in the back of the car and headed to the oil fields in west TX. I spent most of my working life with the same company. Betty was a full time mom. I retired at age 54 and we did some motorhomeing for a few years then moved back to AR. Our kids and their families live in TX. God has blessed us with a WONDERFUL 50 Years.
    Only problem, it's passed way too fast!
     

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  2. SubnetZero

    SubnetZero New Member

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    Congratulations! I hope you have 50 more.
    I read some posts here about the pitfalls of marriage, but when you find the right person, there are alot more ups than downs :big_smile:
     

  3. NCCatter

    NCCatter Member

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    That is a great post! I am getting married in four weeks, and 50 years of marriage is my goal to achieve. Hope you have many more.
     
  4. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    Congrats Dayton I can only hope to make it 50 or more years with my wife.
     
  5. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    Great post Dayton, Congratulations!!!!!

    Here's to another 50 years!!!!
     
  6. Patmansc

    Patmansc Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations, Dayton - you have been blessed in many ways :smile2:
     
  7. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Congratulations! What a fine couple. Ya's haven't changed a lick!
     
  8. dafin

    dafin New Member

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    congrats on a great 50 yrs.
     
  9. borntocatfish

    borntocatfish New Member

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    in times like these its nice to hear about 50 yrs of mariage I hope and pray my wife and I make it over 50years.
    congrats Dayton and mrs. dayton


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  10. elphaba7

    elphaba7 New Member

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    Congratulations, Dayton and Mrs. Dayton!:big_smile: My husband and I just celebrated our five year, and the thought that I get to spend the rest of my lifetime with the man brings a joy to my soul that I cannot even begin to describe...but I'm sure you and the Mrs. know what I'm talking about.

    Congratulations once again!
     
  11. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Congrats Dayton on 50 years, thanks for sharing the pics.
     
  12. cuttingout69

    cuttingout69 New Member

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    GREAT POST! And wishing you another 50 years. God Bless.
     
  13. copycat

    copycat New Member

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    Thanks for sharing Dayton, and I wish you guys many more!
     
  14. Fatkat

    Fatkat New Member

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    WOW 50 years! Thats amazing Dayton, congrats to you and Betty. :worship: :009:
     
  15. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    Congratulations. I wish more people these days would stay married. Hope you have another 50 years of it.
     
  16. tatersalad

    tatersalad New Member

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    Dayton, really happy for the both of you.
     
  17. Wally

    Wally New Member

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    Congradulations Dayton and Mrs. Moses !!!

    We're only 24 years behind you guys !!!

    Good luck and Good health for many more years to come !!!

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  18. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    congrats,,,way to go
     
  19. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    Dayton, I hope you have 50 more with her. Good bless you buddy!
     
  20. mudkat

    mudkat New Member

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    gongrats dayton thats really something. it cool to see people stay together for a long time