Thursday, January 4, 2018

60 diamond years

On December 28th 2017, my parents celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Such a huge milestone and something I am proud to be a part of.

We shared a meal with these beautiful souls.

 Then we went to my daughters house for tea, cake and laughter.

I baked a proper fruit cake, first attempt for me.

No fancy topping, just a basic lemon flavoured icing and simple decorations.

This photo frame is the gift I gave them. I will be getting it engraved soon as the engravers are closed for the Christmas break.

My parents were married privately right in the middle of harvest 1957. There was no money, no pomp and ceremony, no photos, no cake and just a few family members were present. That's as simple as it gets. My mum came from the city and was only 17 years old when she married dad (no she wasn't pregnant lol).  They had only known each other for six months when dad popped the question and mum accepted, and as they say, the rest is history. 

My parents live very simple lives on their little hobby farm. They have always been happy and growing up I never heard a cross word between them. Oh what joy to have a marriage like this one.

Feeling very blessed to have these two in my life.

See you soon,

xTania

35 comments:

  1. Happy anniversary to your parents, Tania. 60 years is a very long time. Your cake looks lovely.

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  2. Hi Tania, huge congratulations to your parents what a fantastic achievement, they look so happy. Your cake is great. Thank you for showing the lovely photos

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    1. Thank you for dropping by Chookasmum. It is definitely a fantastic achievement, even the Queen and dignitaries thought so.

      xTania

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  3. I bet they have 101 great stories to tell during that 60 years....frugal stories. Perhaps you can share one or two?

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    1. My parents are very frugal Phil, and yes they have passed some of their tips on to me. I should write them down as I think of them.

      They have never had a lot of money so it has been necessary through the years to live frugally. It was much easier when they were younger and lived on the farm, where they grew their own food, meat, vegetables and fruit trees. Mum has always preserved food, baked goods, and made delicious homemade meals and still does. She is not afraid of hard work, neither of them are. They are also very community minded so help out where they can. Not bad for 81 and 77 year olds. They don't need the jolly old internet for their inspiration ;)

      You have given me yet another idea for a blog post. Thank you.

      xTania

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  4. Congratulations to the "bride and groom!"

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  5. This is absolutely wonderful! I am so happy for them (and you!)

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  6. awww sweet! happy anniversary to your parents! may they have many more happy years together!
    thanx for sharing

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  7. How very special and Happy Anniversary to your parents.

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    1. Yes very special. Thank you.

      xTania

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  8. Congratulations to your wonderful parents Tania ... what an achievement. They both look so lovely in the photo ... & so happy !

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    1. Thank you Julie, my parents are always happy :)

      xTania

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  9. Aren't they cute! It's a long time to be together.

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  10. What a beautiful love! Love like that, that last 60years and beyond, is such a wonderful inspiration. Congratulations to your Mum and Dad. And that cake is lovely! Meg:)

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  11. Such a legacy for your family for your parents to have stayed married for 60 years. COngratulations to them both. You did a marvellous job of the fruit cake and i wholeheartedly agree with you that simple brings peace and happiness.

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    1. Thank you for visiting and commenting Karen,

      xTania

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  12. Oh what a wonderful example they set in this day and age Tania. Lovely photos of them and definitely worth celebrating.......wishing them a very happy anniversary....xxxx

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    1. Thank you Claire. They are definitely a great example to how a marriage should be. Ask any family member or friend and they will tell you. They are always cuddling, kissing and holding hands. So beautiful!

      xTania

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  13. Congratulations to your lovely parents, Tania. I wish them many more happy years together.

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  14. Happy Anniversary and congratulations to your parents! That is wonderful!

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  15. Congratulations. Wow what a milestone.

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  16. They look like such nice people, Tania. You did a lovely job on the cake. Great post. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Such a beautiful love, Tania. Congratulations to your parents on such an inspiring example of an enduring relationship. And your cake looks pretty perfect to me! Meg:)

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    1. Sorry I didn't answer this comment Meg. It went into the spam section and I didn't check until this morning.

      Thank you for lovely words.

      xTania

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  18. I feel all happy inside, after reading that story. And what a wonderful achievement for them both. Your fruitcake looks yummy, and the decorations, lovely. I'm sure the 60 years just crept up on them, while they were having fun together. :)

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    1. Thank you Chris.

      Yes 60 years did creep up on them, as it will us.

      xTania

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