Sunday, June 21, 2015

Back in the day............

37 years ago in 1978, Gregg and I were at a navy ball, the occasion I am not sure about now but it obviously wasn't one where Gregg had to wear his dress uniform.  It might have been Christmas or to mark the end of Gregg's time after finishing Department Head School in Newport, Rhode Island.  This is proof that we actually got up to dance.  




Dancing is not in our realm of activity any more (was it ever Gregg says), and we would much rather go on an enjoyable walk together. We don't party much either, both preferring to enjoy each other's company and do the things we love doing best, being with our son and daughter-in-law, our family or a few close friends, which includes meeting a few blogging friends along the way (which we have done and thoroughly enjoyed the experience), traveling when we can, road tripping near or far, going to local parks and nature reserves.  Heck, even just going down to the grocery store.  I think you have the idea if you've been following my blog, of what we enjoy most in life.  But it is fun remembering back to those days when we got dressed up to go to the ball.  There were a few of them back in those days.




This is the time we sat at one of those round tables with three other couples, all of the ladies feeling very good dressed in their finery.  Judging by the smile on Gregg's face this is before he bumped the table and caused several glasses filled with red wine teetering, the wine splishing and splashing all over the tablecloth.  Shocked, open mouthed expression from Gregg, profusely apologizing and you never saw four ladies move so fast, me included. We escaped without a drop hitting our dresses but it was very close.  It is one of our family jokes now and we can laugh.  Gregg will say, do you remember me knocking the red wine everywhere?  He said as such when I showed him these old photographs I had just found.   I certainly do, and we both once again laugh at the memory of it.




Who are those people?  I doubt anyone from back then would recognize us as we are now, 37 years plus after the ball.  I doubt we'd recognize them either.  Not the svelt little tinkerbells that we used to be but who cares, we're happier now than we've ever been.  Life throws a few curve balls at times and we try never to take anything for granted, living each day to the fullest.  But here's to the next 37 years and yes, I have always been a positive soul.

24 comments:

  1. Love the dress, and the reminiscing.

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  2. Hello Denise, I recognize you in the photos, you both look so nice. Happy Father's Day to your Gregg!

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  3. We completely agree with many of the things you said in this post about spending time together, Denise. And, although we have been together 18 years, half the time of you & Gregg, we also have lots of fun together and lots of memories too! And, we also enjoy Family, friends, and fellow bloggers, who we consider friends...good times with special people!

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  4. You both look happy! Enjoyed the photos!

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  5. Trousers indicate transition from flared to straight!

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  6. You both look picture perfect and it is so interesting how a snapshot will reveal a moment in time but what happens next could be something entirely different … like a major wine spill. Who would ever guess such a thing happened afterwards and how neat that you have that memory to laugh about and share all these years later.

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  7. How fun, adorable photos too.

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  8. Lovely to see these hapy photographs from yester year always with smiling faces.

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  9. Denise, you are an amazing woman...and it's apparent Gregg is an amazing man. I'm enjoying getting to know you.

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  10. Beauty is skin deep. Funny story about the red wine.

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  11. Congratulations, long may you be like you are

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  12. You two look very sweet together! And isn't it a wonderful blessing that 37 years later the sweetness has only deepened between you.

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  13. Beautiful photos of you and Gregg, Denise! :)

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  14. What a lovely heartwarming post. My klutzy self wouldn't have been able to avoid the red wine though. I am a stain magnet.

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  15. May you dance to the applause of your many friends at your 100th birthday!




    ALOHA
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  16. Aww, how lovely you both look, and soooo young !
    I've attended my fair share of those military dinners and dances, fun times had by all :)
    This is the first time I've commented in quite awhile and the first time my computer hasn't frozen, I'm happy !
    ~Jo

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  17. It's always fun to go back and look at old photos . They bring back many good memories....even spilling wine!

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  18. What a great look couple :) No doubt the next 37 years will be just as great!

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  19. You were and are a beautiful couple! I really love that dress you were wearing!

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  20. Wonderful photos of a wonderful couple.
    Yeah, guests have spilled red wine on my beige carpet but we just sprayed the spots with Folex and the stains disappeared. We have a blue carpet now, which is so much better. Less stress!

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  21. Time flies. I wonder how many times the red wine story has been shared among your family!

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  22. Oh, Denise....these are wonderful...I hope you have 37 more,too.

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  23. Really lovely post. Love your dress ja you both look so young and pretty. It's a long time to be together 37 years in these days.

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