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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told



The Labor Day weekend which just passed marked 42 years with the love of my life.
 
Brace yourself for a real blast from the past.
 
Consider the times – early ‘70s -- and the fact that we had a very casual Reno wedding after driving all night to get there.
 
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LoveStoryWedding1972
 
In 1975 we made a brand new person.
 
LoveStoryBabyApr1975
 
1979

LoveStoryIsaacDec1979

1997

LoveStoryUsApr1997

And the story continues with more souls to love. . .
2014

LoveStoryRich2014

LoveStoryWallySept2014



LoveStoryWLRSept2014

We just keep writing new chapters.
 
Have a beautiful day!
 

33 comments:

  1. Congratulations! These are fabulous photos!

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  2. awww, congratulations!! awesome photos

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  3. What a wonderful group of pictures. May your love continue for years and years. You were a beautiful bride. The wonderful thing is you are beautiful on the inside too.

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  4. Beautiful, wonderful photos. Brought tears to my eyes. So glad we were blessed to meet you in person. Happy Anniversary.

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  5. How kind of you to share you past with us like this... It was so nice to see how the two of you started out together and grew so beautifuly together over the years.

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  6. I simply cried as I scrolled through these photo's. Leslie, you were a beautiful bride, and the love you share with Rich can be seen all over the photo's as the chapters grow and seasons of life change. May you both enjoy this next season with good health, and happiness. Happy Anniversary, and may God richly bless you both.

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  7. Francie in MontrealSeptember 4, 2014 at 5:42 AM

    Wishing you and Rich many more chapters stuffed full of love, happiness and peace. Keep on writing! Thank you for sharing your delightful photos. What wonderful treasures to mark the beginning of each story. I was touched.

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  8. I'm sitting here with such a lump in my throat! These pictures are beautiful & I am so glad you shared them with us! I always love it when I hear that anyone has just celebrated another year of marriage & still loves their mate even more than the last year. That is so rare these days & something you can both be so proud of. You don't get that kind of blessing unless you both work on it. And I have to agree with Dawn. You are just as beautiful on the outside as you are on the inside! I just feel blessed to call you friend! Happy Anniversary!

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  9. Happy Anniversary! What wonderful photos and I'm so happy you shared them with us. I met Jim 42 years ago and we've been married for nearly 40 years. I am the same age as you. And we had our first child in 1975. Such similarities. We just have grandchildren instead of Wally and Lulu. :) Oh, and I'm still in love with my hubby, too!

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  10. Beautiful Leslie - Happy Anniversary to you and Rich. How absolutely life-affirming to see the shimmering glow of true love, from the 70s til now. I am all smiles looking through your photos, and so happy for all of you. Keep putting your goodness and light into the universe, my friend! xoxoxo marcy

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  11. Happy Anniversary! I loved the pictures. Beautiful trip down memory lane. Wishing you many more!

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  12. Congrats!!! How neat to see pictures through the years, May God bless you with many more happy years together!!

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  13. Happy Anniversary to you both. So many sweet memories. Thank you for sharing and may you have many many more...BTW, we have welcomed a big foot, but sweet Great Dane into our family. I just couldn't convince my daughter to get a Golden. There are just so very many breeds to choose from. And other than my having to do lunges around him in my craft room (Tell me that's a good thing.), I love him to pieces. If you scroll down on my blog, there is a pic or two. I don't have the beautiful garden you do for backgrounds.

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  14. Leslie, I am so deeply touched by your post today! What a beautiful story, beautiful photos and beautiful memories you and Rich have! You are a beautiful lady, with a wonderful husband and family. I am crying as I type this....but happy tears. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful story wtih us. Congratulations to you and Rich....may God Bless you with continued love, happiness and Faith! XO

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  15. Ahh, such wonderful pictures, thanks for sharing and Happy Anniversary and many more filled with love, happiness, good health and love from the goldens!

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  16. Happy Anniversary to both you and Rich. These photos are wonderful - I love your wedding photo - you were such a beautiful bride (and of course Rich was very handsome), and then love how you have shared all the important milestones over the years. After 42 years this exemplifies the love you both have for one another. Congrats and wishing you both many more years together.

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  17. What wonderful post Leslie...loved looking at the changes over the years and all the style changes! I lived them too so they look right as they should! Congrats!!!

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  18. Absolutely wonderful photos, Leslie. So glad you are still in love after 42 years and able to make such a beautiful home together. Hope the puppies took you out to celebrate- kibble and bits?

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  19. Thanks for sharing all the lovely photos. Happy Anniversary. The love you have for each other really shines through. The pups look so happy too and have really lucked into a wonderful, caring family. May you have many more wonderful years together.

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  20. What a wonderful love story it turned out to be. You were a very pretty bride with her handsome groom. I still see that love in your eyes today and of course the love you both have for your sweet furry children too. Happy Anniversary and many more to come.

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  21. Thank you, Leslie, for sharing your life with us! WONDERFUL photos, and such delightful scenes which showcase your deep affection for one another, and others! love, de, who wishes you 42 more years! (they are so precious, aren't they?)

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  22. I have followed along for a few years - your story had tears running down my cheeks, the pictures are so beautiful - thanks for sharing. Karen

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  23. Ah, you made my day! You look like you could have been my sister! We even had the same hair! This was very touching...what a beautiful story and family you have...this is very touching! XOXO

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  24. What wonderful photos and how blessed to be still married to the love of your life. It is a wonderful testament.

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  25. Lovely. Wishing you many moe.

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  26. Such lovely memories and great pictures......Congratulations and thanks for sharing!

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  27. Awe, congratulations on 42 years! That's a testimony to love especially after eloping in the 70's!! Love the pictures.

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  28. LOVE this post, Leslie. :) I can't tell you enough how much I love your writing style (and card making style!). It's like you and I are sitting down and having a conversation. What a gift you have! One of many. ;)

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  29. I adore these black and white photo's Leslie... You are a beautiful bride early "70's" and all. :-) You both look so young and sweet, warms my heart. Happy late Anniversary!

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  30. Happy Anniversary (belated)! I love when people reach the goal of long marriages. The photos are just wonderful.

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  31. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary Rich and Leslie. A beautiful photo journey through the years. I hope there is many, many more for you both.

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  32. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos. Belated happy anniversary wishes, Leslie and Rich, Congratulation to you both.
    Alexandra x

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  33. Well, I subscribe to this blog, but like most bloggers I do not get them all anymore, and I missed this....WOW...what a fantastic "story".....great photos, I love looking back, though I am on my 2nd marriage, so won't look back too far..LOL....thanks so much for sharing!!!

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