Celebrating Thirty-two Years Of Marriage At The Ranch Pen

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Aw…Aren’t those kids cute? The youngster on the left was sixteen and the one on the right was nineteen.

That’s right. Gramps and I are celebrating thirty-two years of wedded bliss this week. We attribute our enduring lash-up to several things, one of which is…both of us are still alive! Another: Gramps wasn’t named Gramps way back then or I probably wouldn’t have married him. Sixteen-year-old girls can be so shallow.

But all joking aside, we attribute our long marriage to our faith in God. When we took our vows in front of Him and everybody we accepted them as binding until one of us quit breathing. We’ve hit a rough patch or two, but no matter how rough the road, divorce has never been an option to us.

Looking back on those green kids from our perch on the tree of middle-age makes us smile. Neither of us regret that young love and marriage for an instant.

And Gramps? I thank God for you and if I had it to do again, I’d dive right back in with you.


One of the infamous iPhone mug shots

Married, or unmarried, God bless all y’all and enjoy our wedding song, Til the Rivers All Run Dry by Don Williams and some cool cats in his band.


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12 thoughts on “Celebrating Thirty-two Years Of Marriage At The Ranch Pen

  1. Hurray for Gramps and Nana! 32 years of marriage is a impressive number in this ol’ world. I read your post to the kids, and wondered what they’d say of son #2 and me in another 20 years. It makes me think of that old Paul Overstreet song “A Long Line of Love”. πŸ™‚ I’m confident the Almighty had a hand in putting you two together, and I’m glad he did.

  2. Congratulations Danni! Well you did better than I did. Married 18 years and the marriage ended. It would have been 30 years this year. And you are right keeping God in the marriage is so true. My parent were 47 years married, six grown kids and then Dad passed on at 67 years. May you and Gramps have another 30 years to celebrate of your lives together. Bless you Danni.

    • Thanks so much for the good wishes, Liz. I can only imagine how awful that would be to have a marriage end after all that time. I look around and fully realize I’ve been blessed.
      Bless you, too, as you herd around your young ‘uns and your critters. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you so much, Shawna! I’m sure you’re glad your folks’ young marriage worked. 53 years is an amazing accomplishment. (Even just to stay alive that long!) πŸ˜‰
      Incidentally, Nellie is doing great. She’s an avid gardener: digs up flower beds and rearranges flower pots into her own original design. She’s sort of one of those bohemian type artists we hear about. πŸ˜€

      • Oh boy do I know about those bohemian type artist dogs! My front yard will NEVER be the same from the 1st litter of pups we had, 2 years ago!

  3. Congratulations and happy anniversary, Danni!! Jonathan and I are coming up on 11 years of marriage–can’t wait for 32. I’m sure you’ve got at least a few threads of wisdom from life in the trenches, but I think you shared the most important. Enjoy your day!

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