Friday, August 22, 2008

Through the Rockin' Years

Forty nine years ago today, August 22nd, 1959, my Mama and Daddy were married at the (ripe old) age of fifteen and seventeen. Daddy was a country boy that grew up in a large family working in the cotton fields and Mama was the sheltered small town girl that captured my dad's heart!

(The early days)

I love to hear the stories of how they hung out at the Midway Cafe listening and dancing to the 50's music on the juke box. And they both can dance those 50's dances too! As a matter of fact, Joy had a 50's party on her 8th birthday and my mom came over and taught the kids some of those dances. And let me just tell you...she's still got it! She might have been a little sore, but then so was I! And I had to put some of my daddy's favorite 50's songs on here today too....Chantilly Lace and Rockin' Robin.

(Aleady married 3 years here!)

As a couple in their early years, times weren't easy and they didn't have alot materially, but the most important thing they had (and still have) is love and devotion to each other. They've been an example to both my brother, Richie, and me in their marriage and family life.

Mama was always a stay-at-home wife and mother and there for us and daddy was (and is) a hard worker providing for his family. I don't know what's it like to have anything but a loving family that's there for me, so I've been truly blessed.

(Their 25th Anniversary Celebration)

Forty nine years is a long time and I want to wish Mama and Daddy a Happy Anniversary and many more blessed "Rockin'" years together!

(Recently...a year ago at Easter)

Thanks for your living example of a happy marriage! I love you both!
~ Tammy ~


Gettysburg Homestead said...

Love the pics of your parents Tammy! I especially love the one with your Mom in the bobby socks and white tennis shoes with the capris. That is awesome!!!! She was stylin!!!

wishing them many more years of happiness!


Deb said...

Oh Tammy, I loved it! 49 years that's wonderful. Tell them for me that they are a great example not only to you and your brother but, all that know them.

Rosemary said...

Congrats to your parents! I would love to be able to sit and talk with them! Oh the stories they could tell...

I have a surprise for you on my recent post.
Please check it when you have the time!

Kindra said...

Next years the big one!! How great that they have been together for so long. What great role models for your family. The pictures were great of the 2 of them. Time flies when you're having fun! Happy Anniversary to your mom and dad!

Kindra said...


Here's that code again. I hope it works for you this time. Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to your parents on their 49th wedding anniversary! They make such a beautiful couple! You are truly blessed to have such wonderful parents who has shown examples throughout their married life, of what love and a family really is all about. You and Richie, have been and are so blessed to have such wonderful, loving, & caring parents!

Give them both my love Tammy and let them know my family and I said "Happy Anniversary, and that we wish them many more years of love and happiness together!"

Your father's car reminds me of one that my father had at one time. My dad's was a '49 ford.. It was gorgeous and black! Now, was your dads car a ford or chevy? (or neither?) It sure was a nice looking vehicle!

I remember some of those really neat songs you picked to play on your blog for your parents anniversary too... ;) Like Chantilly Lace and Rockin Robin... I started going to dances in the late 50's and early 60's... Rock and roll was where it was at!! :)

Love & Blessings,

Black Sheep Lisa said...

Happy anniversary to Mom and dad!!
That is Awesome, 49 years is along time, That gives all of us ones that come behind them hope for a long happy life together! May God bless them with many more!
Have a great weekend

Wendy said...

What a beautiful couple!! Happy 49th Anniversary to them!!! God Bless them with so many more!:0) Wendy

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Tammy, My kids and I are sitting here reading your post. My son is almost 17 and my daughter is 18.
My daughter summed up your parents ...She said, "oh my goodness-they are adorable."

What a wonderful way to let your parents know you love them.
Happy Anniversary to them both!
Hope you have a great weekend in that new kitchen of yours!

Colleen said...

Happy Anniversary to your mom and dad, Tammy! I really enjoyed their story and all of those pictures.

Isn't it nice to have those kinds of role models just next door? Happy celebrating!

Katy said...

I LOVE those pics!!!! How awesome they have been together this long! What a wonderful blessing!!! They were married SOO young! That is incredible! Happy Anniversary to them!!!! xoxo

Cottage Rose said...

Awwww how sweet, they are a great looking couple. I love the 50s music, it is the best. And a very Happy Anniversary, 49 years together, I hope I am that Blessed.

Have a great weekend.

Sandy said...

Oh WOW...49 Happy unheard of now a days. Wish them a Happy Anniversary and many...many more to come!


PS...How's your kitchen coming along???

LINDA said...

What a sweet tribute to your wonderful parents!
I wish them many, many more year of wedded bliss.

Tammy said...

Wow...what a beautiful tribute to your parents! 49 years...that's amazing!
I love all the pictures! And in that first one, I really see a resemblance
between you and your mom!
Happy Anniversary to your mom and dad!
The other Tammy

Tammy said...

What great pictures, I love'em.

Happy Anniversary to your Mama and Daddy. 49 years is a long time. What a great example they are.

I wish them many more happy years together.

Raggedy Angel said...

What a wonderful love story!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Happy Anniversary to your parents! My parents also married in 1959, but sadly my Mama passed away last December. And now my Dad has terminal lung cancer. :( They provided us with the same "togetherness" family that you descibe. What a blessing to have parents that love us and were devoted to one another and the family as a whole.
Love all the photos. Have a great weekend!

ohiofarmgirl said...

What a great example they are...and they look happy to! Congrats to them. Dianntha

Anonymous said...

Congratulation to your parents. It's is a long parents just celebrated their 50th last month. We had the 50the recptiong for them. I tell ya...we are so blessed to have our parents thet loves each other. Thanks for stopping are so to visit your blog. Great pics of your parents. Give them my wish. May the Lord bless them in many more years to come. You have a wonderful weekends. Hugs and Smiles Kathy

Tricia said...

I loved the pictures of your parents. I believe that is a 1950 Chevrolet car in their background. My parents had one too. I enjoyed your post.