Thursday, February 2, 2012

70 Years

Can you imagine being married for 70 years?  It is an incredible accomplishment.  Yesterday was my aunt and uncle's anniversary.

They married in 1942 less than 2 months after Pearl Harbor when Fred was about to go off to war.  When he returned they started a dairy farm.  He helped Thelma with the morning milking and then went to his regular job as a brick mason to return to help with the evening milking.  She ran the farm and household all day and raised two sons.  Today, they still live in the same house together.

We went to see them and take them their card.  They were in good spirits and I took their photo along with a promise not to share it.  Thelma didn't have her hair done and she was in work clothes.  Yes, she still works around the house and yard though now from a wheelchair.  She showed us some hydrangea's she was rooting to plant in the spring.

We adore them and hope they will be able to continue to live together at home for a long time.

The card is made from October Afternoon papers cut into hexagons by the Cricut.  I thought their vintage look was appropriate.  There was even a little cow paper.   Sewing around these reminded me why my one hexagon quilt never got very far.  There are a lot of stops and starts.

One of the Two Peas challenges this week is to use hexagons on a project. They are apparently a popular design element in the new collections.

Thanks for visiting today!

Ingredients:  DSP:  October Afternoon Farm Fresh, Thrift Shop, Fly a Kite 6x6 paper pads
Twine: My Mind's Eye
Stickers:  Thickers by American Crafts


  1. Love this and the story that goes with it!!!

  2. Hexagons seem to be really popular right now. Its a great technique.

  3. How special! I'm sure they loved the card. What a wonderful story. 70 years is incredible!

  4. Wow, what a milestone, and such a cute card to go for it.

  5. What a stunning card to a most mementous occasion!

  6. Wow! Great card and amazing milestone! I hope I am as lucky!

  7. Wow I live it so vintage feeling. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Love the card and that paper. Wow, 70 years.

  9. What a wonderful love story. Thank you so much for sharing :)
    I bet Thelma is beautiful even in her working clothes .
    Such a sweet card.
    Let hope we all have a least 70 years with our spouses :)

  10. That is quite an accomplishment....70 years! Amazing! Very sweet, cute card!!

  11. 70 years is an amazing accomplishment! The card is fabulous, Lisa. Love the cow on it. I'm sure they noticed her, too! lol


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