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Old 06-04-2022, 07:29 AM   #1
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I married my high school sweetheart 45 years ago today. Her family moved to my hometown and when she showed up at school the chase was on. She was a challenge but I was relentless and eventually turned her head. She was, and still is a gem and I was a diamond in the rough according to her.

We married straight out of high school and started our family. She gave me 2 beautiful daughters and a lifetime of memories. She has always stood behind me and supported my every move. And Iíve done the same for her. She allowed me to be who I am still today but accepted nothing but excellence from me. And when I have fallen short of her expectations she has been very forgiving and understanding of the fact that at the end of the day I am a man and men have the ability to take the perfect situation and screw it up. If I have achieved anything in my adult life that is considered success, I owe it all to her and God because without either one I am nothing would surely have perished.

One note that I might add is the fact that when we met she was a city girl. The wildest thing she had ever eaten was a yard hen so marrying into a Cajun family was a culture shock to say the least. The girl could barely boil water but she got on the cooking train pretty fast, with a little help from my mom, ( too much at times ) and could really throw down in the kitchen in a short period of time.
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Old 06-04-2022, 07:35 AM   #2
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Congrats to the both of you! A long, stable and happy marriage is the most important blessing we can possibly have in our short time on this earth
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Old 06-04-2022, 07:38 AM   #3
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Old 06-04-2022, 07:41 AM   #4
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Congratulations! love the story.

We share a few things in common. Today is my anniversary as well and while I didn't go to hi school with my sweetheart we met shortly after and have been in love every since.It just took me nearly 25 years before she thought I had grown up enough move in. She also was a city girl and I rescued her from a life of misery in San Francisco. Now a fabulous cook and farm girl.

Life is good!

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Old 06-04-2022, 07:43 AM   #5
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Old 06-04-2022, 07:49 AM   #6
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Old 06-04-2022, 07:50 AM   #7
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Congratulations to yall! Definitely another tbh'er that out kicked your coverage 👍😜
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Old 06-04-2022, 07:52 AM   #8
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Congratulations! love the story.

We share a few things in common. Today is my anniversary as well and while I didn't go to hi school with my sweetheart we met shortly after and have been in love every since.It just took me nearly 25 years before she thought I had grown up enough move in. She also was a city girl and I rescued her from a life of misery in San Francisco. Now a fabulous cook and farm girl.

Life is good!
Well then it seems that congratulations are in order to you and your bride also Rusty. A great life is even greater when it can be shared with your soul mate.
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Old 06-04-2022, 07:54 AM   #9
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Congratulations to the both of you!! Ain’t it amazing how God can arrange things just like he wants ‘em?! So glad for you both that y’all took advantage of His plan and followed it. Sure glad He has brought you both into our lives too friend!
May the Lord continue to bless you with many more years together serving Him and each other!!
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Old 06-04-2022, 07:55 AM   #10
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Congratulations to yall! Definitely another tbh'er that out kicked your coverage 👍😜
Thanks Micheal. Iím the poster child of coverage out kicking!!
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Old 06-04-2022, 07:55 AM   #11
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Congratulations to you two lovebirds!
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Old 06-04-2022, 08:04 AM   #12
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Congrats Terry.

Today is my in-laws 40th anniversary.


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Old 06-04-2022, 08:28 AM   #13
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Congrats and what a wonderful tribute. God thing for sure.
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Old 06-04-2022, 08:29 AM   #14
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Old 06-04-2022, 08:31 AM   #15
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Wow! Y’all are aging well! Congrats!
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Old 06-04-2022, 08:31 AM   #16
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Old 06-04-2022, 08:31 AM   #17
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Good stuff. Happy Anniversary!!!!!!
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Old 06-04-2022, 08:34 AM   #18
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Old 06-04-2022, 08:35 AM   #19
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Congrats to both of you.

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Old 06-04-2022, 08:35 AM   #20
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Old 06-04-2022, 08:37 AM   #21
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45 years!?!?!?!! Was she 2 when you married her?



Congrats to both of y’all. What an accomplishment
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Old 06-04-2022, 08:44 AM   #22
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Congrats to you and your Wife. It takes love and a team effort for sure. My Wife and I hit 26 years in May. She hasn’t kicked me out yet. Ha Ha
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Old 06-04-2022, 08:44 AM   #23
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Congrats to you and your Wife. It takes love and a team effort for sure. My Wife and I hit 26 years in May. She hasnít kicked me out yet. Ha Ha
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Old 06-04-2022, 08:45 AM   #24
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Old 06-04-2022, 08:54 AM   #25
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Congrats to you sir. That is quite an accomplishment in todays times.
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Old 06-04-2022, 09:03 AM   #26
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Congratulations! Hope yall have a great day!

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Old 06-04-2022, 09:16 AM   #27
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Congratulations!! My wife and I celebrated our 50th in December.
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Old 06-04-2022, 09:21 AM   #28
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Congratulation on such a wonderful marriage and milestone! Praying you have many more years together!

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Old 06-04-2022, 09:26 AM   #29
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Congrats on a great marriage!
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Old 06-04-2022, 09:27 AM   #30
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Happy anniversary to you both, y'all have done very well!
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Old 06-04-2022, 09:51 AM   #31
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Old 06-04-2022, 09:58 AM   #32
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Old 06-04-2022, 10:02 AM   #33
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Congrats, Terry. Awesome testimony to what two people, dedicated to each other, can accomplish.


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Old 06-04-2022, 10:05 AM   #34
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Congrats to you and your lovely wife Terry!
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Old 06-04-2022, 10:08 AM   #35
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Congrats on the 45. May yall have many more years of marital bliss together.
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Old 06-04-2022, 10:22 AM   #36
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Congrats Terry. In the little we spoke to her she seemed to have met all the qualities you mentioned

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Old 06-04-2022, 10:24 AM   #37
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Old 06-04-2022, 10:28 AM   #38
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Old 06-04-2022, 10:47 AM   #39
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I married my high school sweetheart 45 years ago today. Her family moved to my hometown and when she showed up at school the chase was on. She was a challenge but I was relentless and eventually turned her head. She was, and still is a gem and I was a diamond in the rough according to her.

We married straight out of high school and started our family. She gave me 2 beautiful daughters and a lifetime of memories. She has always stood behind me and supported my every move. And Iíve done the same for her. She allowed me to be who I am still today but accepted nothing but excellence from me. And when I have fallen short of her expectations she has been very forgiving and understanding of the fact that at the end of the day I am a man and men have the ability to take the perfect situation and screw it up. If I have achieved anything in my adult life that is considered success, I owe it all to her and God because without either one I am nothing would surely have perished.

One note that I might add is the fact that when we met she was a city girl. The wildest thing she had ever eaten was a yard hen so marrying into a Cajun family was a culture shock to say the least. The girl could barely boil water but she got on the cooking train pretty fast, with a little help from my mom, ( too much at times ) and could really throw down in the kitchen in a short period of time.
Terry I had No idea this was you ! You and Glenda look so very happy and awesome! Itís been a long time my friend! Congratulations! Monica and I love you both! You two please give each other a hug from us!
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Old 06-04-2022, 11:07 AM   #40
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Terry I had No idea this was you ! You and Glenda look so very happy and awesome! Itís been a long time my friend! Congratulations! Monica and I love you both! You two please give each other a hug from us!
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Old 06-04-2022, 11:23 AM   #41
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what a blessing to everyone yall meet.
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Old 06-04-2022, 11:35 AM   #42
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Old 06-04-2022, 11:39 AM   #43
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Congrats. I hope yall enjoy many more!
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Old 06-04-2022, 11:44 AM   #44
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Congratulations. Yíall both look healthy and happy.
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Old 06-04-2022, 11:50 AM   #45
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Old 06-04-2022, 11:54 AM   #46
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Old 06-04-2022, 11:59 AM   #47
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Congrats; this is something we as a society don't see much anymore. Marriage is Work, and you two are a testament it can still be done!!
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Old 06-04-2022, 12:09 PM   #48
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Old 06-04-2022, 12:18 PM   #49
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Old 06-04-2022, 12:20 PM   #50
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Congratulations! Y’all look too young to be married for 45 years though.
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