meanwhile in Franconia … it’s my 27th wedding anniversary today

On july 21 in 1988 I married Mr Weber. The pic above was taken before we entered the registry office. In thought bubbles above our heads you might imagine anything from “where am I?”, “what am I doing here?”, “who is this?” to “have I gone mad?” 😉
The only people who had been informed of this event beforehand were my grandmother (to prevent her from a stroke) and our two best (wo)men. We had a nice day just fooling around a bit, followed by dinner at our favorite italian restaurant with our best (wo)men and their partners. On the next day we took off to my brother in law’s house in a small village in the Provence for our honeymoon. So, no party. Just us having fun with ourselves 😉
We met on may 27 in 1988, I moved in with him 2 weeks later and on july 9th we decided on a whim that we should get married: the shades of a jewellers shopwindow we were looking at, automatically closed while we were gazing into it and I remember us laughing and saying “Now this is not the shop we’ll buy our rings!” … and then we looked at each other and said “So, where WILL we buy the rings then?” … and that was that.
We have an age gap of pretty exactly 15,5 years which – combined with our “hasty” marriage – led a lot of people to think that a) I might be pregnant and b) this would not last for long.
Sorry folks. Still no kids (despite the furry fourlegged ones) and well, sticking together for 27 years means something I guess … especially if you consider the fact that we spent about three quarters of that time working 24/7 together. Well maybe that drastically limited the possibilities for straying 😉
And for those out there pining for something like that – don’t – it’s not as romantic as it seems in the long run 😉

“When a man opens the car door for his wife,
it’s either a new car or a new wife.”

(Prince Philip)

4 thoughts on “meanwhile in Franconia … it’s my 27th wedding anniversary today

  1. suzy

    Congratulations! Das ist großartig! Manche Ehen halten keine 2 Jahre. Man verändert sich in einer solch langen Zeit doch gewaltig und sich dennoch immer wieder neu zu finden und sich immer noch zu verstehen, ggf. zu ergänzen ist eine wunderbare Leistung!

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