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It's almost like there are these periods where our relationship is smooth and steady, and then there are times when it's like standing on the edge of this gorgeous, wonderful waterfall and just letting yourself drop, knowing that there's a safe pool of water ready to catch you at bottom. You take the plunge and you're in wayyyy over your head, but oh man, it's exhilarating, it's breathtaking, it's just incredible and you feel better than you ever have before and the water is cool and refreshing and exactly what you needed.

Sam is my waterfall.

- LJ entry from 8/2005





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60th Wedding Anniversary

Our friends Art and Frances McKinley are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary next month and we've been invited to the party.

What on EARTH do you give as a gift for such an occasion???

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Your love, congratulations and support??

A card, best wishes, and envy?

For Sam and I to have sixty years, I'll have to live to 99 and him to 97.

Sounds like a DAMN fine goal to shoot for. :)

Well, here's the "official" answer. Somehow I don't think you'll be using it...
http://marriage.about.com/cs/anniversaries/a/wedannivideas31.htm

Nooo, I'm pretty sure I won't be buying them any diamonds. ;)

Well, really small or flawed ones can be found cheap. But yeah.

A tandem walker? :-)

A heifer, or something along those lines. Donate in their names, etc. I'm sure they have enough stuff!

You're broke. (I know you know this.)

So by far, the best thing to write is a retrospective of their marriage in a several page personal letter, talking about how their clear love of each other led you to hold them as role models for how marriage works for the rest of your life, and how you hope your marriage will stand the test of time as theirs will.

Focus a lot on their experiences, go lightly on your own. Talk about memories you have of them.

Trust me, far more priceless and far more cheap than gold / diamond trinkets.

I love the idea, but in practice it won't work simply because I've only known them since last June..

BUT..

I think that I can do something with this and something my friend Laura suggested.

I do polymer clay art, and I'm going to make them a plaque in polymer with their names and the year they were married (1949!) on it.

And I'll write them something about how their longevity and love for each other gives Sam and I something to emulate and admire.

Thanks Jessica :)

Request a greeting from the whitehouse? http://marriage.about.com/od/postcards/qt/annivergreeting.htm

Oh God, they'd have two strokes! They are HUGE conservatives, I'm pretty sure that they think Obama is the antichrist. :D

Well, I'd suggest a greeting from Buckingham palace but you lost that privilege when you decided to break free of the empire. So there! lol

There was no empire to break off from in 1776. :-)</pedant>

Yeah, well, this is why I write Australian historicals. ;)

Weirdo.

The puppet and I were talking about how much we miss you these days.

Write less, waste more time gabbing!

The puppet and you are never around when I am able to chat.

LOL!

You can keep your dowdy Liz. :D

We've got the sexiest first couple on the PLANET!

pish-tosh. luv and adoration, of course. Likely they have enough ghee-dunks and tchotchkes. Offer your children for an afternoon of slave duty, or offer to digitize their family photo albums.

Cyanide pills?