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Thursday, March 11, 2010

38 years of wedded bliss!



No this isn't me, but it may as well have been. Yes, today's my wedding anniversary.  I searched this morning to find a wedding picture, but I guess the album is in Maryland.  But, it won't take much imagination to envision what I looked like on my wedding day!  I wore a double-knit, polyester, mini skirt with matching top that I had made myself ... and wedge heels.  My hair was mid-way down the middle of my back, blonde, and kind of wavy.  Jim wore some kind of sports jacket ... which I know was also polyester.

You youngsters won't understand when I tell you that polyester was a blessing ... it was like wearing upholstery fabric, though ... but it didn't need ironing!  One of my jobs at home growing up was to iron the dress shirts my dad wore to work.  You just don't know ... ignorance is definitely bliss in this case!

This was before that fabulous fabric, Quiana!  Or, maybe Quiana was out and I just couldn't afford it!  Now I'm doing your research for you!

I'm sure my polyester mini skirt still exists in some dump somewhere since the fibers never break down.  I think it must have been a byproduct of the space program ... along with teflon, freeze-dried foods and Tang!

18 comments:

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! 39 years is quite an accomplishment. Here's to 39 more!

*jean* said...

ooo polly & esther i remember them...happy anniversary and the thanks for the funny trip down memory lane...quiana...i think i remember thinking that was like gold or something really chic.. :o)

Janet said...

Happy Anniversary! Thats wonderful...how many people today can say that?! Polyester I remember my Mother wore alot of it. I hate polyester bc it keeps the heat in the material dosent breathe. I bet you looked so sweet on this days in polyester many years ago! ox

Lori said...

Oh shoot. I wish you had a picture! I can visualize, but I'm thinking that anything I dream up in my head wouldn't do the actual photo justice. :)
Happy anniversary and, yes, I loved polyester, too.

Michelle said...

Happy Anniversary! Wishing you 38 more years of bliss (w/out the polyester).
Bead Happy!
Michelle

SummersStudio said...

I remember 1972 and the first polyester! Doesn't actually seem that long ago does it? Happy anniversary and many more to come.

shahana said...

Happy Anniversary to both!

romantic decay said...

Happy Anniversary! And yes, I remember making my clothes out of double-knit polyester.

Melissa Meman said...

Oh, wow! Happy Anniversary to both of you...That is quite an accomplishment. You guys look like you have fun together :)

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

Hey Barbara! Just wanted to let u know that I just posted a necklace on my blog that features one of your beads.

http://2ifbysea-cristi.blogspot.com/2010/03/simple-one.html

Have a great day!

SueBeads said...

Happy Anniversary to you both!!!!

Barbara Lewis said...

Thanks, everyone, for your well wishes. But the other part of the story is that it was love at first sight, we were engaged after two weeks!

Judy said...

Wow, love at first sight! It is for real!! Happy Anniversary to the both of you, I hope you have a wonderful day!

stregata said...

Happy, happy anniversary! And love at first sight - back then, that would have been called groovy!
Wishing you many, many more happy years of love and bliss!

Greer - Vintajia said...

Happy anniversary to both of you.

Doreen said...

Right on!!!! Happy anniversary! That is FAR OUT that you have been together for so long! Just bitchin'...Oh man, I haven't thought of those phrases for a looooooong time! Anyway, I hope you celebrate! Best wishes to you both!

Barbara Lewis said...

Ah, Doreen, to hear from a contemporary! It was bitchin', camp, and a groovy kind of love!

Fundametals.net said...

Congratulations to a very lovely couple!!