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Saturday, July 24, 2021

Anniversary themes

As you probably know, each anniversary has a traditional theme. I couldn't remember what 50 was, so I looked up a Hallmark web site. This anniversary (coming right up) is our "golden" anniversary. But get this:  Hallmark says the anniversary theme for 53 years is PLASTIC.  So in 3 years we can celebrate our plastic anniversary?  

I had to laugh. Their motto should be: Hallmark, cheapening the human experience every damn day.

I also discovered there are flower themes for anniversaries. That seems more appropriate. After 50 years a couple doesn't need more things. They need more flowers. Planted firmly in the ground, preferably, where they can grow as strong as a 50 year marriage.

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26 comments:

  1. Happy 50th Anniversary! Have a joyous day filled with yellow roses and violets and lots and lots of love.

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  2. Happy 50th Anniversary!! The golden anniversary is a big one!! People would have celebration banquets or take big cruises! Hope you enjoy your day and have many, many more happy, healthy years together!

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    1. Thanks. We are not particularly romantic, so we'll probably just go out for dinner.

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  3. I like flowers better than the silly list of gift items.

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  4. Yeah, I'm dubious about a plastic anniversary -- and after FIFTY THREE YEARS?! Sounds like the plastics industry lobbied for that one. :)

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  5. Here the 53rd is the uranium anniversary, I remember when my godmother celebrated hers and we scratched our heads. Equally weird.

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    1. Wondering how one might celebrate a uranium anniversary.

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  6. Plastic!!! After 53 Years I'd insist on Bora Bora, otherwise, if he bought Plastic we wouldn't make it to 54 and I'd be catching charges for Homicide. *winks*

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  7. I like the flower themes. I almost made it to aster.

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  8. I remember being moved by your post a while back about the commitment you two made to each other all those years ago. I can't remember if that was when you got married. Anyway, it brings me joy today to know that your 50th anniversary is coming up.

    Ha! Plastic? Hmmmm. Inspired by Dale Chihuly? (-: (-: (-:

    "Rose Crystal Tower stands 22-feet tall and is composed of Polyvitro and steel. Polyvitro is the artist’s term for a plastic material with similar visual properties to glass. Chihuly used Polyvitro crystals in his landmark exhibition, Chihuly in the Light of Jerusalem 2000."

    https://thehelisfoundation.org/what-we-fund/chihuly/

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    1. Like so many boomers, it's hard to know whether to celebrate the day we started living together (winter) or the day we drove over the the justice of the peace and got married (summer). Thanks for the link. Wild.

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  9. Plastic, ptooey. Happy anniversary.

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  10. Jenny and I have just celebrated our 40th anniversary of meeting, though our marriage anniversary is only 26 years. So iris or gladiolus, take your pick. PLASTIC? Who on earth had that absurd idea? And what comes after that? Polythene? Bubble wrap? Linoleum?

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    1. Congrats. It all gets so complicated trying to figure out what to celebrate. And I agree completely about the absurd ideas of Hallmark. Ridiculous.

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  11. I say make up your own list! Congratulations! Happy Anniversary!

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  12. Plastic only if you still bend. But the heck with commercial intervention, figures don't fib. Sixty is inarguably six decades. In the 1950s we could have easily been three years dead. Every addtional year is an unexpected miracle. If 61, our present score, sounds boring try Roman numerals. FYI that's LX1.

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    1. LX1 sounds like the name of a sports car. But wow, 61 years is an outstanding accomplishment.

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So, whadayathink?