Junie's Place: Our Anniversary

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Our Anniversary

Tomorrow is our anniversary. We'll be gone a couple days - to Savannah.
We hope it will be a relaxing and fun trip!
We have never done a lot of traveling ; very few trips just for us.

:) When we got married in 1961, we remember with amazement that he had just $15.00 in his pocket to go on 'til his next payday! :) And I, of course, had no money at all! But it was near his next payday- so- not to worry! We never had a honeymoon trip at all! Nor a wedding - except at the courthouse-lol- with no one there except the 2 of us and the justice of the peace who performed the service for us! :) She had to call in a clerk from the outer office to be a witness!

We don't even have a picture of our wedding day!
(That I do regret... being the photo collector that I am!...What! You hadn't noticed!! :) )

:) I guess I am going into all of this just to show that it's not the fancy, expensive weddings or elaborate honeymoon trips that are important. What's important is the love and commitment that has to go into it, to make things work out!


This is a picture taken of us in 1978...near the date of our 17th. anniversary!
This was a happy day! We were going to a Gordon Lightfoot concert on Miami Beach! It was a good show, which we both enjoyed!


This is a poem I wrote last year...

My Love

These years we’ve been together,
down this road of life…

through calm or stormy weather…
through the pain and strife…

through the happiest of seasons that, so,
out weigh the rest…

sharing what we’ve treasured…
time has been our test!

Both learning, as time passes,
the craft of compromise…

how, overtime, things change a bit,
may take us by surprise.

Sometimes change feels threatening,
seems like the winter’s wind

that howls in it’s persistence,
impatient to come in.

Changes are just ripples,
can’t touch us - you must know-

or break the bond created,
all those years ago.

June Kellum

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At 2:02 PM , Blogger "Early Bird" said...

Beautiful poem...and you are right in love and commitment!
Lots of folks may lose those beautiful expensive prints in a fire or storm...no bother if they still have each other!!

At 2:03 PM , Blogger Skye said...

I love that poem, Junie, and you are so right - weddings and honeymoons have nothing to do with how a marriage will turn out! I am looking forward to my wedding and honeymoon very much, but I know it's just the beginning... just a tiny speck compared to all the rest of the days of our life together! I hope Scott and I will end up staying married for 46 years! Which would make us... uhhh... 80 years old!!! So, we'll see. :)

Travel safely!

At 2:11 PM , Blogger JunieRose2005 said...

Thanks, EB, for reading my poems and posts and all that I put out here!!

Take care and ((hugs)) to you , too.


At 2:16 PM , Blogger JunieRose2005 said...

Hi Skye,

I'm sure you and Scott will have a beautiful wedding and honeymoon and a long, happy life together!
BTW- hope you will post some pics on your site! I'm excited for you!!!

;) Things were different when we started out as far as $$$ was concerned! But it turned out ok! :)



At 3:25 PM , Blogger Joy Des Jardins said...

I love your poem Junie...and the picture of Charles and you...it's a great one of the both of you.

Happy, Happy Anniversary dear friend...you really are a special couple...in so many ways.

At 3:49 PM , Blogger JunieRose2005 said...


Thanks so much for your sweet and kind words for us! :)



At 1:04 AM , Blogger Merle said...

Hi June ~~ Congratulatons on you wedding anniversary - you and Charles have done well. Love the poem June
and the lovely gift from your son.
I hope you both have a wonderful weekend and look forward to your return. Glad you liked the Yellow Roses story. Sorry you have cataracts threatening too, but I guess we will survive. Take care, Have fun, Love,

At 3:13 PM , Blogger JunieRose2005 said...

Hi Merle,

We're back home -safe and sound. Will write about our trip a little later!

Thanks for visiting.



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