60 years married in two days!

Johnben or JB.
By Johnben or JB. Latest Reply 2011-04-21 12:50:54 -0500
Started 2011-04-16 16:26:07 -0500

Everyday I seem to want to write about something I just did think of. Than I'm prevented by some urgent reason to do something else first. Being retired, I always thought that life would go on in a more leisury way. I was wrong to think that. It seems that Johanna and I are even more busy than before we retired. Of course the woman in the family never seems to retire at all. So many things for her to do in spite of me stepping in there to help her making the salade do all the dish washing! (Boy what an amazing mess two people can make for dinner time.)

It is THAT TIME folks! It is Saturday today and on coming Monday we be married for 60 years. Where did the time go, how come we did not notice the time flying by? Well it did in spite of us not noticing.
My wife Johanna is really a super-wife, standing by me all the way even sticking needles in my back part…
Therefore when I asked for recognision of that fact when I applied for the 50-year medal for diabetes , she got a special recognision from Joslin for being my absolute right hand. ( And yes, I'm right handed, she is left handed,
is that why we get along that well?) They did state that if the wife helps the husband (Or in reverse) with keeping the me on the right path, it will make a great difference in the health of me and I sure believe it. ( Also no girls on the side I suppose?)

Well I have said what I feel I should say, and stop before this becomes one of my books! I hope we can stay alive for two more days to celebrate our 60th. At my age of 81, nothing is quaranteed you know!


36 replies

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-04-21 12:50:54 -0500 Report

Happy belated anniversary to you both. Thank you for sharing your wife with us through your books. They are a joy to read.
Two residents where I work are over 100 yrs young. You should be abe to meet and exceed that goal with ease.

tabby9146 2011-04-20 18:12:59 -0500 Report

wow, Congrats!! I love hearing stories like this. I've been married 26 years!! I got married very young, I was 20! Glad she has helped so much. My parents would have definitely stayed married and seen their 60th for sure, but he died at age 62, of cancer after they had been married 42 years. She is 83 now, he would be 86 now and they set a great example of a good marriage for me and my brother.
Some of our family and friends gave us a 25th party at our church and it was great. I love going to 25th and 50th wedding anniversaries. With the divorce rate so high, it is just refreshing! I hope you two see many more years together, and have good health, diabetes under control hopefully. I haven't read much from you on here, just yet, never seem to have time to read as much as I want, so I hope things are well.

kimod1013 2011-04-20 11:49:53 -0500 Report

WOW what I wouldn't have given to have had parents married and together for this long! You are truly blessed! My mom was married 8 times and my dad 3. Somehow by the grace of God I met my husband at 19 and within 5 months we were married. We are celebrating our 33rd Anniversary in May. HAPPY, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO THE TWO OF YOU!!!!!!

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2011-04-20 11:38:19 -0500 Report

Congratulations, JB. What a fantastic story you have to tell. Next Saturday, my wife and I will celebrate 20 years of marriage. So we're 1/3 of our way there :-)

Guardianstone 2011-04-19 23:19:06 -0500 Report

Congrats on your 60th Wedding anniv. and 50th Diabetic anniv. Many more of the first, and cures for the 2nd.
God bless
Guardian stone

Guardianstone 2011-04-19 23:18:01 -0500 Report

Congrats on your 60th Wedding anniv. and 50th Diabetic anniv. Many more of the first, and cures for the 2nd.
God bless
Guardian stone

rscarder 2011-04-19 12:55:47 -0500 Report

Congradulations, My wife and I just celebrated our 39th Aniversary this month. I'm surprised it got here so qiuckly, but being married so long and watching your children and grandchildren grow up, you get to the point of not remembering when you weren't married.

pixsidust 2011-04-18 21:38:08 -0500 Report

God bless you and Happy Anniversary!
Jon and Johanna both mean Gift of God
Sounds like these years have been a gift!

Pynetree 2011-04-18 09:17:13 -0500 Report

Oh JohnBen and Johanna…Happy 60th Anniversary! On Wednesday,4/20, my husband Ed and I will celebrate our 37th Anniversary. I'm right handed he's a south-paw. Good Wishes for health and happyness!

Favgrandma 2011-04-17 18:26:51 -0500 Report

Congratulatons on your upcoming Anniversary. It definitely is a milestone. We are at 40 1/2 years and feels like yesterday at times. We are both retired or should I say he is. lol I am the one with type 2 diabetes and he keeps me doing the right thing. By the way I am left handed and hubby is right. And right in more ways than handed. Have a wonderful 60th and many more.

Hopieland 2011-04-17 16:59:16 -0500 Report

JB & Johanna…I like this story. I can just feel the excitement you two must be sharing today and tomorrow IS Monday, now. What a deep, rich love you have shared! Someone asked Ruth Graham, wife of Billy Graham, "Have you ever thought of divorce?" She replied, "No. We agreed never to argue. But I did think of murder now and then." How 'bout you? What is YOUR most important ingredient for a long, happy marriage? Hugs to you both!

MoeGig 2011-04-16 21:51:47 -0500 Report

What a great track record! Congratulations. I have 4 more years before getting a 50 year medallion at Joslin and my wife has been my best supporting person. Staying healthy is a battle we have to fight every day, because diabetes is the kind of disease that takes no prisoners.

Flustrated 2011-04-16 16:43:26 -0500 Report

You are a beautiful couple. In three months we celebrate 50 and this is a milestone. But you are something special. What ever it is I wish you could tell the world so a lot more people would know what you have. God be with you.

Gimpalong 2011-04-16 16:41:35 -0500 Report

JB congratulations to you and Johanna. It is wonderful to read about couples who have been together so long, and still enjoy each other. Are you going to get to have a big celebration on Monday. I hope so. You both deserve it. Enjoy each other and cherish each day you have together. I lost my best bud after 44 years 6 months and 9 days. I wouldn't have changed a thing. Have a great weekend and a wonderful anniversary on Monday

jayabee52 2011-04-16 16:35:15 -0500 Report


Praying for many more years for you!

Sincerely James (the other "JB")

maxshockwave 2011-04-20 00:29:26 -0500 Report

Yesterday was but a moment, tomorrow I'm sure you'll still hold each other, but in this moment today & now, through 'FAITH", you have forever!

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