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Wedding Anniversaries?

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Recently we sent our dear friends in Virginia a present for their Sapphire Anniversary and was surprised when they told us that in the US you only celebrate Silver and Gold. Over here we keep all the different one's. For instance my daughter tomorrow celebrates their Cotton which is 4 years. Is this omission on your part nationwide if so it is an opening for someone to start up and perhaps make some money out of it.
The strange thing is that the cards are made by many firms including Hallmark which is an American Company I think.
Sussexman
Remembering is the gold chain that binds us all together, past and present.

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Well, Somewhere Back In Time ...

... everyone had The List, and I think I've seen it in old Alamancs.

Then IT happened ... somewhere along the line -- perhaps during The Great Depression -- I guess people just couldn't afford it all.

And Hallmark certainly picked up the slack of holidays later on.

Now you've got websites for e-cards and EVERY day is a celebration of SOMETHING ... I do favor the "Hug Your Cat" day. :)

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Well, let's see...I

Well, let's see...I celebrated my 28th on May 15, what's on the list for that milestone....

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Well, at

Well, at http://marriage.about.com/cs/anniversaries/a/wedannivideas_3.htm this is their contribution. After the 15th anniversary, tradition jumps to 20th, 25th, etc. But the "Modern" suggestion is nice!

28th Wedding Anniversary
Traditional Gifts:
Modern Gifts: Orchids
Celebrating: Ideas and Symbols

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Orchids hmmm. Well in 2 yrs

Orchids hmmm. Well in 2 yrs more I'll get to celebrate a more substantial one by tradition anyway. Heck half the time I can't remember how many years it's been, just know it's been many! lol

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Time Flies!

And it's good to have the 30th to look forward to!

In the meantime, have fun.

When I saw that "Celebrating" was "Ideas and Symbols", I wondered -- in a complimentary way -- if that was because couples don't need to talk in whole sentences all the time?

You tell me!!!

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I would imagine so...lol.

I would imagine so...lol. Lots of time the ole DH answers me with one word and he's never been one for elaborating!

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He's lucky

to get one word in. I found the safest way is just to nod from time to time.
There's a fridge magnet on our fridge it says
Mr. Right and Mrs Always right lives here. Reckon that answers your question Red.
Also an advantage of wearing hearing aids is you can turn them off. Or take the battery out. Sneaky but safe.

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Ah Sussex spoken like a true

Ah Sussex spoken like a true man and one my DH would agree to without a doubt. No hearing aid yet...but he needs one. I admit that the Mrs Always Right fits me to a tee(or so the ole DH would say...lol)

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I Once ...

... reversed the roles. Zipped it. Didn't say a thing for hours, just listened.

Finally I heard "you haven't said a thing! Are you not feeling well? What's wrong?"

Too funny :bigsmile:

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I hope the 35th ...

is a cruise ticket... that will be our next one on June 19th 2011.

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I Suggest ...

... DiJean that you start planting hints now. Like leaving out pics, buying a big straw hat and sunglasses ... ;)

And tell Alexander to wait to start walking until you get back.

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He won't

That is if he's like me, catch on. probably use them for making a scarecrow with. Best way is and safer is just say' That was a great suggestion about the cruise' Cause like most men he won't remember if he said it or not, and not brave enough to say so.

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We celebrate

two anniversaries, one is the day we started dating, June 11th, and the other is our wedding anniversary, Jan 21st. We are high school sweethearts so we find it cute to celebrate both. We don't have parties or anything, we just have our time with a dinner, a movie, and a small gift.
I would celebrate every anniversary after 5 years because I think that is the average amount of time before people divorce, lol.

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