45 years since 10 Sept 1978 which also fell on a Sunday. George and I had just moved into our new house, got up early to clean since we were having our wedding reception in our (mostly empty) dining room and library area immediately after our midday wedding. Everything was pretty low budget since the choices were to spend money on a ceremony or the down payment on the house. Obvious no brainer from our point of view.
And here it is again, our anniversary falling on a Sunday. We can’t go our for specialty pancakes like we did that morning since I have yet to find pannekoeken (Dutch, not German) in our area. Minnesota & Pacific Northwest, yes, but not particularly in my current area of the world. These are an oven-baked pancake in case you are wondering not crepes or panfried variety of French or German origin.
Looking back – although we certainly were well out of school, in the work force – we were young.
and since my photo choices were me looking like a dork with my mouth hanging open or George with crooked glasses – well, my choice was obvious.
Since then we have done the Minnesota (leaving March 1981)-> Stuttgart -> Maryland -> DC-> Kaiserslautern/DC/Leipzig -> Watertown/DC -> Heidelberg -> Würzburg/Heidelberg -> Würzburg (+Bosnia)-> München -> Heidelberg -> Kuwait/Heidelberg -> Heidelberg -> Heidelberg/Pffafikon -> Camberley/Pffafikon -> Bagram/Pffafikon -> Heidelberg/Pffafikon -> Berkeley (December 2015). I think I left out Camp Casey, but never mind. Where ever you see more than one city listed, it was because one of us landed somewhere else secondary to work for six months or more. In any case, it has been a lot of moves over the years. We owned our house in Heidelberg from summer 2001- Dec 2015 making it our longest “stay.” In December, we will have been here eight years.
I thought about including a current picture but that would mean getting in front of a camera rather than behind it. There is also the problem of “it is weird being the same age as old people.”