Our wedding anniversary... #3: Our 50th Golden Wedding Anniversary

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Joe Lyddon posted 02-01-2013 10:14 PM 1524 reads 0 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: 49 Years ago... What!? Part 3 of Our wedding anniversary... series Part 4: Mission Inn, Riverside, CA - Entrance & Valet Parking »

Feb. 2 will be our 50th wedding anniversary!

We didn’t get around to planning anything fancy like Hawaii, etc.
Dental expenses threw a monkey wrench into it…

Then, it came to me!

We got married at The Mission Inn, in Riverside Calif.. (about 1/2 hr away) ... It’s a great place!

Richard & Pat Nixon were married there… (it’s a little famous in So. Calif.)

I checked with the Mission Inn website & they have some nice reasonable Packages… one of them is called The Sweet Escape… anyway, in short, that’s where we’re going to celebrate!

Checking in 2-2-13 and checking out 2-3-13… just one day/night… and looking forward to a Prime Rib Buffet dinner on Saturday…
It’s going to be FUN! Looking forward to it!

Mission Inn, Main website Home...

Mission Inn., The Sweet Escape Package...

I hope this is not too much of a shock to you… BUT, I DO NOT plan on taking my computer with me…
I will NOT check my email, check into forums to shoot the gab, check on how the world is turning, etc. etc. etc.

Instead, I will be enjoying myself in a warm pool, jacuuzi, sauna, taking pictures, eating good food, and just enjoying the day!

Later, I will put all of the pictures together and report them to y’all… so you can enjoy what happened…

So, if you wonder why I’m not around on 2-2-13, you will know where I am! LOL

Of course, we will have Jack & Jill, our German Shepherds, taking care of our Homeland Security Dept…

Have fun,
Joe & Deanne Lyddon

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

27 comments so far

View stefang's profile


16123 posts in 3532 days

#1 posted 02-01-2013 10:26 PM

Congratulations to you and your wife Joe. Enjoy your anniversary meal at the Mission Inn, and don’t forget to get a doggie bag for Jack and Jill.

Back in 1963 I was the assistant manager at the new Barker Bros. furniture store in Riverside. I was working there when the news came in that President Kennedy was assassinated. We were all pretty shocked regardless of our party affiliations that such a thing could happen.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View JoeinGa's profile


7739 posts in 2204 days

#2 posted 02-01-2013 10:26 PM

Ok, the Golden anniversary IS the 50th, So if it’s your 50th Golden anniversary….. lets see now 50 times 50 is ,,

HOLY CRAP! You were born before MOSES !

Congrats on your 50th Joe. I’m just a newbie here, September will only be our 39th :-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

View Sam Shakouri's profile

Sam Shakouri

1200 posts in 3285 days

#3 posted 02-01-2013 10:44 PM

CONGRATULATION. and have a great time.

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

View Roger Clark aka Rex's profile

Roger Clark aka Rex

6940 posts in 3632 days

#4 posted 02-01-2013 10:51 PM

Way to go Joe, congrats to yo both.
Cool idea to stay at the place you honeymooned at, they have likely changed the bed linen by now. :-)

Have yourselves a great time.

BTW, It’s our 47th in November, but I have not seen or heard from her 40 years, nor have the kids.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

View Roger's profile


20952 posts in 3001 days

#5 posted 02-01-2013 10:54 PM

congrats Joe & Joe’s Wife. Don’t forget to take protection. You don’t wanna be knocker her up.. :) That is amazing. Wish you both 50 more.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

View Bob817's profile


673 posts in 2580 days

#6 posted 02-01-2013 11:01 PM

Congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Joe Lyddon, may you have many more!

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

View a1Jim's profile


117328 posts in 3774 days

#7 posted 02-01-2013 11:05 PM

Congrats to you both Joe.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

View Joe Lyddon's profile

Joe Lyddon

10320 posts in 4250 days

#8 posted 02-01-2013 11:06 PM


Small world!

We were living in Arlington at the time…

I remember Barker Bros. furniture!
... I don’t know when they went away…
... nor do I remember when The Harris Co. went away…
... It seems like I grew up with The Harris Co. in San Bernardino (home town).
... I was the manager of the Riverside Clinic Corp. data processing dept. and did all of the Accounts Receivable, Sales Analysis, accounting, etc. processing for three medical clinics… San Bdno. Medical Group, The Beaver Medical Clinic (Redlands), and of course The Riverside Medical Clinic. (that was before we had computers!!)

I was working in Norco (North Corona) when Kennedy was assassinated… I was into computers at that time… IBM 1401… I remember the program I was writing when that happened! A subroutine for the 1401 that would Add, Subtract, Multiply, & Divide in Floating Point! (per the specs given me by the lead mathematician).

What took you to Norway?!

Thank you!

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

View Joe Lyddon's profile

Joe Lyddon

10320 posts in 4250 days

#9 posted 02-01-2013 11:11 PM

Roger Clark aka Rex

We got married at the Mission Inn…
We honeymooned in Santa Barbara…

Thank you!

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

View Dan'um Style's profile

Dan'um Style

14179 posts in 4180 days

#10 posted 02-01-2013 11:21 PM

congratulations Joe … best wishes to you and yours.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

View stefang's profile


16123 posts in 3532 days

#11 posted 02-01-2013 11:25 PM

We got here on a plane Joe, ha, ha. My wife is Norwegian so it seemed adventurous for me and home for her. We are still here 42 years later in spite of the rotten weather, with an interim of 5 years back in the US from 1974-1979.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View longgone's profile


5688 posts in 3506 days

#12 posted 02-02-2013 12:30 AM

Happy Anniversary and Congratulations…! 50 years is great..especially in these days of disposable marriages.
I find it great and interesting that yall were married at an Inn. So many choose the church option and it is good to do something different and unique. My wife and I were married outside in the woods at the survival center and iti was more memorable that being inside a building.

View Jim Bertelson's profile

Jim Bertelson

4250 posts in 3362 days

#13 posted 02-02-2013 02:13 AM

Hey Joe, really happy for you. It’s not about being married so long, it means you got along and had a good life. Yesterday, Sherie and I, nearly 29 years married, were talking, wondering where the years had gone. And so we started reminiscing about all the fun times, the good times that we had.

I hope you and your wife are doing the same, because I am sure you had some great times. Always gotta look forward, but you have the gift of remembering what you have done, what you have experienced.

So have a good one….........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

View getlostinwood's profile


224 posts in 2800 days

#14 posted 02-02-2013 02:19 AM

Congrats Joe,
Talk about small worlds. I grew up in Corona/Norco in the 80’s and 90’s. Lived on Hillside in Norco and Greenbriar in Corona. The mission Inn was always the landmark of reference for our family. My grandparents ran the concession stand at Fairmont park until the late 70’s.

-- The basis for optimism is shear terror

View Joe Lyddon's profile

Joe Lyddon

10320 posts in 4250 days

#15 posted 02-02-2013 02:28 AM

Greg The Box Sculptor

The Mission Inn is like a small city... it takes a full city block...

There is a wonderful church / chapel inside the Mission Inn where we were married…
... somewhere in that city… LOL
... I thought they had a picture of it somewhere…

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

showing 1 through 15 of 27 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics