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At our 50th wedding anniversary dinner

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Wedding Day - August 24, 1968

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50 year anniversary & renewal of vows at Mass August 24, 2018.

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  • v ARMY_MOM17
    Hi Sue...read your blog 'Feeling Sad'... hope you don't mind i requested you as a friend...
    1034 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    I read your comment about your father working on the railroad and the different jobs he had. My husband's father worked on the RR from 1948 to 1978, and retired at age 63. He'd spent six yrs in the Army from 1940-46 and then when he got out it took 2 yrs for him to get on the RR full-time, so everyday he had to call to see if they needed him for work. If you didn't call, then you dropped to the bottom of the list. Well, of course, he worked little as it was, but he hung in there because the RR had a retirement check after 30 yrs. My husband was born in 1946 and his brother in 1948, so they had almost nothing during those years, but his Dad did work some on farms. After my husband was 6, his mother went to work full time at the Dime Store. But his father worked for 30 yrs at the RR and never once got a promotion. He got pay increases for "time in grade" but he never wanted anymore responsibility than his entry level job, which was staying at the yards, cleaning out the caboose and greasing the train when it came in for inspection. I asked him why he didn't try to get promoted and he told me "All I was obligated to do was put food on the table and a roof over their heads and I did that, and she went to work and paid for anything else she wanted." He went on to say "Besides if you get a promotion, when you go home they call and tell you there is a problem and they need you to come back, and I didn't want any part of that." He had the days counted down to when he could retired, when I first met him it was over 11 yrs yet. He went to retire on the first day he was eligible. But he did draw the check for 22 yrs before my MIL died, and another 6 yrs afterwards as he went to the nursing home.
    1088 days ago
    Thank you for your encouragement! I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and help remind me of the importance of this step in my life.
    1174 days ago
    I added you as a friend. I hope to read your blogs during Lent.
    1198 days ago
    so happy that you are going to try---healthy---- its all we want!--OK--so you are a month behind me--It will be Spring when we finish--- ----It's not easy ==but--- the alternative is worse--- Hugs --Lynda
    1199 days ago
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