Our wedding anniversary... #2: 49 Years ago... What!?

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Blog entry by Joe Lyddon posted 02-02-2012 09:28 PM 2108 reads 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: 48 years ago... I changed... Part 2 of Our wedding anniversary... series Part 3: Our 50th Golden Wedding Anniversary »

Yes, here we go again!

It’s just plain AMAZING… how the years can go by SO FAST!

It does NOT seem like 49 years! That sounds like such a LONG time! Almost Half a Century!

Talk about feeling OLD… it’s that kind of talk that really gets you to thinking!

Anyway way, here we are again!

We haven’t decided where we’re going to eat tonight… yet…

Funny thing… we like QVC… and there cooking – Kitchen stuff… the other day we saw where they were selling ‘another’ set of pots, pans, skillets, etc. ... does it ever end? ... NO! ... they must keep on making something better & BETTER!

They were selling a set made by Cooking Essentials… 11 pc… for ONLY $99.99 (a penny short of $100).
All NON-Stick
Guaranteed for LIFE!

I said… SURE THEY ARE… the moon is made of cheese too… For LIFE? The life of the Company or the Pots?!

They had a very convincing demonstration & video that I replayed & replayed looking for their GOTCHA…
We fluffed it off saying… impossible… “Famous last words”...

Then we saw it later in the day or the next day AGAIN!

It still looked like the BUY of a LIFETIME! Just think! If we buy that set, we will NEVER have to buy ANYMORE pots, pans, etc. in our LIVES?! (still I think… “Famous last words!”)...

And they had it on an optionable 3 Pay Schedule…

So, I just said, as we were both watching the commercial again, ah what the heck, Let’s Do It! Let’s find out if they’re lying! We only live once… and just think… These are Guaranteed to last for the rest of our lives! (they most know that we’re getting older!)... We’ll show them! We’ll test their guarantee to find out!

So, we ordered it!
It came yesterday!
I cooked my breakfast eggs using the small skillet… they cooked beautifully even and NICE!

I guess you could say… that was OUR gift to each other!
We shall see how they last… They are really super BEAUTIFUL! We got a Red set…

She has not cooked anything with them yet… (I got dibbs on the small skillet for my breakfast work!)

Thank you for listening!

Here is my sweetie in the early 1960’s:

Y’all have a great day n night!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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Rick Dennington

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#1 posted 02-02-2012 09:45 PM

Congrats Joe, on the 49th anniversary…that’s a LONG time with a woman….:) My wife and I celebrated our 34th this past December…..never thought I’d make it either…...But I’m still here…

You and your wife are like us….we are pot and pan poor…how many do we need to cook with? I don’t need any….:) A nice gift for both of you, and RED even…..never saw any red ones…I don’t think….I can’t stand that QVC program…..they are so boring on there….They can talk for 2 hours on describing a sheet of paper…....I’m glad you and the misses enjoy it, though…...Hope you have another 49 together…..celebrate with a big meal…........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....!!

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#2 posted 02-02-2012 09:46 PM

49 years to the same woman?? Your an antique Joe. Hope you don’t need too much restoration. Congratulations on putting up with the same person for so long….........

-- mike...............

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#3 posted 02-02-2012 09:47 PM

Joe you have to look closer at the small black worms at the bottom of the paper
they are actuly letters just printed xxxxxx-small
there you can see what they think is a lifetime -circle ….usualy saying only garantie until
it have left the company´s ground ….. :-)))

enjoy them I´m sure the meals will taste goodenoff for you :-)


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#4 posted 02-02-2012 09:49 PM

Contratulations – hope you have many many more happy and healthy years together

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#5 posted 02-02-2012 10:01 PM

Here is the set we bought…
Cook's Essentials Color Smart 11pc Nonstick Cookware Set

By the looks of it, we got a super buy!

The price is about $110 NOW!

They are gorgeous!

She likes the Channel more than I do… It cracks me up on all the New Mouse Traps they keep coming up with!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#6 posted 02-02-2012 10:41 PM

Wow Joe how has she put up with you that long? Congrats on your marriage. And may your cookware last forever. I am very happy for you and your wife. I hope you have a wonderful day.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#7 posted 02-02-2012 11:04 PM

Hey Joe,

What a great post. I really enjoyed reading it imagining you and the little woman watching that commercial over and over.

Happy 49th anniversary to both of you and thanks for the smiles.

-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.

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#8 posted 02-02-2012 11:25 PM

congratulations you two !

seems like only yesterday indeed

if you act now joe
get the green ones too

save you making a decision next year

maybe go to red lobster tonight
with all the money you saved
on the pots and pans

you can afford to splurge !
(i do know how tight you are ) lol

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#9 posted 02-03-2012 12:35 AM

Congratulation, you and your wife. Wish you both happyness for many many years to come. How far have extanded your family?

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#10 posted 02-03-2012 05:11 AM

I’ve been taking them since my prostate syrgery for CANCER. I’m happy for you. I haven’t had an erection since I broke my back in 03. I’m still taking shots, I have one more to go. All the shots do is keep me limp as a dish rag. God love you and and your good fortune. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#11 posted 02-03-2012 09:33 AM

Congratulations Joe, I thought we were the same age until you
told on yourself ;)

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#12 posted 02-03-2012 03:16 PM

Congratulations to you and the wife Joe! It sounds like you two are still happy together after 49 years. I just hope it lasts!, Lol. Have a good day celebrating.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 02-03-2012 06:52 PM

We had a delicious Mexican dinner!

Chile Relleno
Refried Beans


Thank you All for your nice comments.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#14 posted 02-03-2012 07:02 PM

Wonderful Joe. Did you overdo it?

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#15 posted 02-03-2012 07:17 PM

Nope, didn’t overdo it… Just right!

We had more refried beans by substituting the rice.

No Rice! Shoots the blood sugar UP Fast!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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