844. A long marriage is two people trying to dance a duet and two solos at the same time. ~Anne Taylor Fleming

We’re going to the chapel,
and we’re gonna get married…
Oh, but we already did that, didn’t we?!
The year was 1963, it was August 17th,
and Henry Mancini was singing our song.
~James and Natalie

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The days of wine and roses
laugh and run away like a child at play

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through the meadow land toward a closing door,
a door marked “Nevermore,” that wasn’t there before.

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The lonely night discloses,
just a passing breeze filled with memories

Picture 265

of a golden smile that introduced me to
the days of wine and roses and you.
~Lyrics by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer

As a young man marries a young woman, so will your Builder marry you; as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you. ~Isaiah 62:5   ✝

**First 3 wedding images via Pinterest, bottom image at our reception

39 thoughts on “844. A long marriage is two people trying to dance a duet and two solos at the same time. ~Anne Taylor Fleming

  1. Love love love love love reading this and seeing this today. A very happy anniversary to you both on this blessed day Natalie. 52 amazing years of commitment and dedication, I’m sure. I hope you both celebrated like crazy.
    Love and hugs.
    🙂 ❤

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