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Monday, June 10, 2013

Ten Speed Schwinns and Weddings

Hello, it's a dark, dreary raining Monday morning.  A perfect time for Memory Monday.  I didn't yet manage to make a badge (time got away from this wk-end), and I'm late getting this post up for the same reason; but will try to get things rolling.  If you stop in last Mondayyou saw a picture from the way back machine, well here's another.  Though this one isn't as far back.  This is our Wedding Picture from the local paper.  We purchased our 10 speed bikes as wedding presents for each other.  Bikes were so popular at the time (41 years ago the 17th of this month), there were waiting lists at stores to get a Schwinn 10 speed.  We found ours in a old style bike shop out of town, Delaware, Ohio. 

We had the funniest idea that people would be coming to visit the day of our wedding.  We had a large box of donuts at my apartment for just that reason.  No idea why we thought that.  We weren't busy, things being so different then what people now do with their big weddings.  We went for a bike ride early in the day, he went home to get ready and I got ready by myself at my apartment.  I didn't have someone do my make up or my hair...it was all very normal, very relaxed.   My Dad came to pick me up at an appointed time and we drove to Whetstone Park of Roses for the ceremony.

The ceremony was short, casual and outside.  The weather was perfect!  We still have those bikes, though it's been years since we've ridden them.  I now have an old cruiser I ride around the neighborhood; we no longer go on true bike rides/hikes of distance.  I bring this memory up because our 41st anniversary is a week from today.  Lots of memories in those 41 years together.

Join me for Memory Monday, post a picture and tell us the story. I'll get a badge made later, but for now...sing the linky and let's get started.  Be sure and visit others on the list and  leave comments, so they know you were there.  It will make the dreaded Monday much more pleasant.

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17 comments:

  1. Thanks for your instructions, above. Maybe this will work for me. I'm still having trouble posting a comment to my own sites. I hope the linky will work, too. Thanks for your help...so happy I got Google partially fixed at long last.

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  2. What did you think of my crazy story about donuts and bike rides on my wedding day, Karen?

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  3. I loved your story. Used to lived on Webster Park, and we'd visit the park nearly every day...wondering if we may have witnessed your wedding, we saw lots. Its such a pretty place to be wed. Getting the bikes was such a precious touch.

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  4. Hi Sandy! What a great idea for a Monday event. And since this is the first I've heard of it, I'm afraid I don't have anything ready to post in time. Still I hope to sometime soon, maybe next week; but I don't have a scanner, and can't share old photos! (sigh)... Well, as for YOUR post, I LOVE the photo of you and your husband with your new Schwinn bicycles! Really sweet!.. When I was a kid, Schwinn was the only name bicycle my father would LOOK at for me, my brother and sisters. In my mind though, I was always so small for my age, and while these bikes were/are a good quality, and a very trusted name, I always felt like they were too HEAVY a bike for me. Other kids' bikes were lighter.. easier for me to pedal and maneuver, know what I mean? Oh well, it wouldn't surprise me if those bikes are STILL in his cellar! I know he wouldn't dream of throwing them out! (0; Have a great day! ~tina

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  5. Karen I forgot you used to live in the area. Wouldn't that be a hoot if in fact you were there. Beansieleigh, I could scan things for you if you have pictures you'd want to mail to me...contact me via email sandycrochet at gmail.com Not just for the meme, but though you might enjoy having them on your computer.

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  6. Hello Friend....
    I know I don't have to thank you for stopping and leaving a comment..for it is what we as bloggers should do...I appreciate that you do stop, and leave your calling card so we can connect. I'll have to dig up something to scan...or find a picture on the web to share..Remembering when, keeps our hearts young and filled with joy. I enjoyed your pictures and memories...simpler times brings joy to the heart. Happy Anniversary to you & your Sweetie...many more..

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  7. Thank you Faith, much appreciated.

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  8. Nice post. I got married at 1 in the afternoon. I got up around 7, because I was so excited & couldn't contain myself. My dad fixed me bacon & eggs for breakfast & my mom was in the kitchen making coleslaw & potato salad for the luncheon/reception. Our combined families made all the food for the wedding, about 100 were invited. I went & got my hair done, because I had really long hair & I wanted a French braid. When, I got back from getting my hair done, I packed for my honeymoon. Simpler times.

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  9. Simpl
    er times indeed Deb...french braid...yeah I would have had to have that done too, never got the hang of how people do that themselves.

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  10. Congratulations on the upcoming celebration of your anniversary. I hope you both have many more happy and memory filled years. I really loved hearing your story.

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  11. Oh congrats Sandy! How wonderful! It is always so nice to hear about first meetings and weddings, it appeals to my romantic side. I wish you two many more happy years together.

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  12. This is such a great idea :) would love to link up next Monday :)

    Sasha D
    http://magicinacupcake.blogspot.com/

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  13. Very nice post. Happy Anniversary to you and your husband.
    I have a question on how to delete the one blog that I accidently added. please help
    Thank you

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  14. Thanks all for your visits and kind words, much appreciated. Hope you'll all join in with Memory Monday

    Theresa, it's not hard, but to give you the steps, I need to go look at the dashboard and will write them down for you.

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  15. HI SANDY,
    SORRY TO GET BACK TO YOU SO LATE....
    I HAVEN'T BEEN FEELING VERY WELL WITH MY BELL'S PALSY....THERE IS PAIN AND THAT 'S THE NERVES COMING BACK......MY RIGHT EYE IS STILL DROOPING...AND IT'S SO UNCOMFORTABLE.
    HOPE TO GET BACK TO BLOGGING SOON...
    THANKS FOR THINKING OF ME....RIZZI

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  16. So Sorry to hear that Rizzi, feel better soon.

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