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Monday, February 08, 2010

Memory Monday :: 35 Years Ago



On this date in our family history . . . the 8th day of February . . . in the year 1975 . . . in a ceremony held at the First Christian Church in Rockdale, Milam County, Texas . . . Vickie Lynne Pounders became the bride of Bennie Lee Everhart . . .

One of the songs during the ceremony was Sunrise, Sunset, from the movie, Fiddler on the Roof . . . there were not many dry eyes in the church by the time the wedding singer finished this one . . .


Is this the little girl I carried?
Is this the little boy at play?
I don't remember growing older
When did they?

When did she get to be a beauty?
When did he grow to be so tall?
Wasn't it yesterday
When they were small?

Sunrise, sunset
Sunrise, sunset
Swiftly flow the days
Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers
Blossoming even as we gaze

Sunrise, sunset
Sunrise, sunset
Swiftly fly the years
One season following another
Laden with happiness and tears

What words of wisdom can I give them?
How can I help to ease their way?
Now they must learn from one another
Day by day

They look so natural together
Just like two newlyweds should be
Is there a canopy in store for me?

Sunrise, sunset
Sunrise, sunset
Swiftly fly the years
One season following another
Laden with happiness and tears


The center photo in this collage was taken shortly after the wedding, when the newlyweds were attending a live performance of Fiddler on the Roof at the Country Dinner Playhouse in Austin, Travis County, Texas . . . the tickets were a gift from the law office where Vickie was employed at the time . . .

So here's wishing a Happy 35th Anniversary to my Hubbie . . .
looking forward to the next 35 with you . . .
hugs & kisses . . .


P.S. There are many sources for free Valentine images. This collage was created from my files of free images that have been collected over the years, from a lot of different sources and collections.

8 comments:

Gini said...

What a beautiful and loving collage to yourself and hubbie! Just reading those lovely words brought tears to my eyes!

Happiest Anniversary wishes to you both and to many many more wonderful years ahead.

365 Letters said...

Happy Anniversary!

Carla
(Descended from the Vicks of Lee County, Texas, and Mississippi)

Greta Koehl said...

Happy Anniversary, cuz!

Joan said...

This month is gong to be one sweetheart moment after another --- what a treat for someone like me who is always on the lookout for a good love story.

Cheryl Fleming Palmer said...

Happy Anniversary!

Sharon said...

Hope you had a beautiful anniversary. Love the collage and the song!

Vickie Everhart said...

Thank y'all for the anniversary wishes -- it was fun recalling that day.

Carla! Have we corresponded about the Vick letters? Do you know about my website -- usmississippians.myfamily.com?

Lori said...

Happy Anniversary! I love the collage!

My mother has always hated the song "Sunrise,Sunset" because it makes her cry. I never understood that as a child, but now, as a mother, I understand too well.

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