Not because we’re Irish – it was the only (very cool) date available to us. You may have read our wedding tale before. Long story short, we were impoverished, crazy-in-love college seniors, and Spring Break was the perfect time for us to tie the knot and take a short honeymoon before graduation and launching our careers.
It seems that we’re in good company. Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt also got married on March 17th … so we’ve got that going for us.
They took their honeymoon over the summer and visited England, France, Germany, Italy, Scotland and Switzerland. We enjoyed a few days in Kentucky’s beautiful State Parks on our Student ID Passes and tax refund. I guess we’re in a different league.
For you Traditionalists, today is our “Ruby Anniversary.” And for you non-traditionalists, that’s the big 4-0! We know … WOW! But Terri doesn’t want the ruby – she wants to journey to anywhere rubies come from. Hmmm … do I sense another trip inspiration? This could get interesting.
So what’s our secret to a successful marriage? Easy.
Start every day with a laugh.
End every day in an embrace.
And in between, be kind, generous,
affectionate, supportive, flexible, forgiving and loving.
We’d like to send a very special shout-out to our Sisters and Brothers who loaded our honeymoon luggage with bricks and 4 pounds of rice … and stole all of James’ underwear! You know who you are.
And to Pam who helped me make my wedding dress, and Carla and Johnny who stood up with us all those years ago. We love you guys!
And to all of you out there who have shown us such warm acceptance and encouragement. You make every day a joy. Thanks!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day,
Terri & James
1. Courtesy of Cherokee Ruby & Sapphire Mine