Was this really me?

joanlawson Member Posts: 10,319
edited 3. Jan 2013, 21:23 in Community Chit-chat archive
.........a young woman of 22, tall and slim, in her wedding dress which had taken her six weeks of meticulous sewing to make, walking from the house on the arm of her Dad. They only had to a very short distance to walk as the house was on Church Corner, just across the road from the church. She felt a little nervous, but friends and neighbours from the village waved to her as she walked by, making her feel like royalty for that one special day.

It was December 28th, on a very cold frosty day; everything was white over, making the church look like a beautiful scene from a Christmas card. Just as she approached the church, the sun came out, adding its wintry glow to the day. Her Dad squeezed her hand as they got to the door, the organ began to play, and slowly she walked down the aisle towards her future husband.

As she stood by his side, the bridegroom turned towards her, smiled and said, "Hello, you look lovely". Suddenly, the air around them seemed to be filled with whisky fumes from his breath, and she hoped that the vicar wouldn't notice. Later she discovered that the best man had brought along a hip-flask full of whisky to give the groom Dutch courage. As the bride was a little late, he had drunk rather a lot by the time she arrived. :shock:

All this happened in 1965 and the bride was me, so yesterday was our 47th wedding anniversary. :D
My husband still jokes with me that he only went through with the wedding because he was drunk at the time and didn't know what he was doing :roll:
Anyway, he's had 47 years to change his mind but he's still here :lol:

Joan :D


  • moderator
    moderator Moderator Posts: 4,086
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Congratulations from all the mods
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Congratulations mi lovely!!!!!
    T'was our baby girl's twenty fifth birthday too
    n035.gifRa-1996 -2013 RIP...
    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,103
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hee Joan what a lovely story....many congratulation on your wedding anniversary...I was just 4 years after you , and sweet 19... :o
  • gilly1957
    gilly1957 Member Posts: 212
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    How Lovely.

    Congratulations, hope you have many more anniversary's x
  • villier
    villier Member Posts: 4,426
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thats lovely Joan many congratulations...........Marie xx
    Smile a while and while you smile
    smile another smile and soon there
    will be miles and miles of smiles
    just because you smiled I wish your
    day is full of Smiles
  • Colin1
    Colin1 Member Posts: 1,769
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    You paint a great picture so to speak
    A very sweet story well done to you both
    Congratulations from all at Colins house XXX

  • suncatcher
    suncatcher Member Posts: 2,174
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    What a lovely story and congratulations. Surly he should get a medal for bravery. :lol: Congratulations from joanne
  • elnafinn
    elnafinn Member Posts: 8,043
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Congratulations to our Joan. :D That is such a long time. I do not believe for one minute that he was that drunk he did not know what he was doing. Drunk or not, there was not doubt in his mind, he wished to marry you. :wink::D

    Elna x
    The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything.

    If you can lay down at night knowing in your heart that you made someone's day just a little bit better, you know you had a good day.
  • wall1409
    wall1409 Member Posts: 294
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Congratulations to both of you xx
  • LignumVitae
    LignumVitae Member Posts: 1,972
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Gorgeous, you gave me a big smile with that! Congratulations to you both xx
    Hey little fighter, things will get brighter
  • frogmella
    frogmella Member Posts: 1,115
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Congratulations, and what a lovely story. Here's to many more - Cheers!
  • Starburst
    Starburst Member Posts: 2,546
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Lovely news, Joan!
    Massive CONGRATULATIONS to you both xx
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 26,741
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00

    Many congratulations to you both Joan :D

    That was a touching tale there.

    Here's to many more years (I agree with Elna - he loves you but is a proper tease!)


    Toni xx

    Toni xxx
  • joanlawson
    joanlawson Member Posts: 10,319
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thank you for all your kind messages of congratulations- they are much appreciated.

    Joanne, I think you are right that my OH should get a medal for bravery, but then maybe I should too :!: :lol:
  • trisher
    trisher Member Posts: 9,727
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Joan

    Congratulations on your Anniversary. I hope you have a long happy life together if you take the plunge again. Ha ha.

    Happy New Year and very best wishes.

    Trish xx
  • suncatcher
    suncatcher Member Posts: 2,174
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    You should receive the highest honor maybe an OBE Joan :D