Anniversary Celebration

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John and I celebrated our 40th Anniversary on April 10th. We had a wonderful day starting with a hike at Fort Cooper State Park. Not much to take pictures of but here is the best of the lot. Most of the trail consisted of trees. No wildlife but a good day to get out for a hike.



Sharon brought us some beautiful tulips for our anniversary and John made a spectacular dinner of shrimp for appetizers and scallops for dinner. (You notice I did nothing but enjoy the day.) We also celebrated with our traditional bottle of champagne. I have saved the champagne cork every year from each bottle. We’re getting quite a collection.

A throwback picture from 1972 when we first started dating.


Celebrating 40 years of marriage.
Celebrating 40 years of marriage.

12 Responses

  1. Great celebration and clink a glass for me. There are no other people I know that should enjoy the day as much-may you always have such happiness and love

  2. Nancie McKeary

    Happy anniversary! Love the 1972 pic….you guys had the same hair style! 🙂 Who’d have thought Yngvie Malmsteen and Karen Carpenter were a couple?

    It looks like you are enjoying Florida….you both look great and Shelby looks happy. You are not missing any good weather back here right now. We just got back from Acadia today. It was sunny but a bit chilly atop Cadillac yesterday, very windy and today was cold and rainy.

    Enjoy the rest of your time in Florida and have a safe trip home.

    Love Nancie and Larry
    P.S. Obviously the Yngvie reference came from Larry (I have no idea who that is, I thought you looked like a young Ozzie Osbourne). Nancie.

  3. Happy Anniversary to you guys! Many blessings for another decade of fun!!!

  4. Paulie Walnuts

    Happy Anniversary! You look beautiful and happy.

  5. I wished I had know…and I wish you were here so we could add our good wishes as well. Continue to have a great time. we are getting rain today…dont need it? Windy as well. Take care and get HOME SOON.

    • clmckeary

      If you need some sunny weather, come down here. Doesn’t rain much!

  6. What a great place to celebrate!

  7. Nancy Spadorcia

    Congratulations!!!!! I’m happy you had a great day together. Happy 40th. I love the old picture.

  8. Louise

    I love the before pictures. (I know you now, and I knew you way back then!) I have many great memories of our 44-year friendship. Enjoy the rest of your time in Florida. Look forward to seeing you when you get back. Love to you both. 🙂

    • clmckeary

      It’s been a long time. That’s for sure. As you say, lots of good memories through the years. See you soon.

  9. Eileen

    Happy belated anniversary. I just got to see it today. You guys look great and happy and I’m glad you’re having such a good time. Just know that you are missed a lot and we are anxiously awaiting your homecoming.