Friday, February 3, 2012

Have a Laugh.............





............at me/us.  A friend has given me the courage to add this photograph.  I think I did mention that my hubby and I had an anniversary last month - 41 years, so I thought some readers might enjoy a little giggle at two kids setting out on life's journey.

I honestly don't know what ever possessed me to have long sleeves and a high collar for a January wedding in Queensland!!  It was a very hot day I do remember that.  It seems I had a penchant for bling way back then [the tiara].  I don't remember 'getting my own way' very much at all, but I do remember that my mother sanctioned the wearing of silver shoes.  She made my dress, of course, and the bridesmaids.  And, I have to tell you, the 'going away' outfit had long sleeves and a high collar as well...............what was I thinking!!!  I actually still wear sleeves and highish necklines.  I also remember being 'allowed' to have the wedding at 5.30pm, despite there being a number of dairy farmers who would be attending - cows must have had an early milking that day.

There are two things that make me ponder about days past when I see this.  Number one, you will see the tea cup.  Yes, our meal was served with tea or coffee, brought around by the ladies who catered.  They served it via those ginormous teapots.  Can you imagine that being allowed today???  One would have to go and do a TAFE course in tea serving, not to mention first aid, and......, well, it simply wouldn't be allowed.  By the way, nobody was scalded..................LOL.

I also remember that ash trays were part of the table settings and people were permitted to smoke, ie they did not have to slink off into the dull of night to do so.  Now, I do not smoke, never have, and do not judge those who do.  I am just making a statement about the way things have changed, public opinions, that sort of thing.  It seems there are more and more rules, and people don't seem to want to be responsible for themselves and the choices they make, be it avoiding smoke, alcohol, gambling.  Just a thought.

One final memory and I'm done with it.  We had 224 adults and 36 children at our wedding.  In those days you asked all of your relatives, aunts/uncles/cousins, whether you liked them or not...............LOL........   Weddings must have really been in vogue then, as the one we attended on our first anniversary was #14 for the year!!!!  I don't think I've been to 14 in the 40 years since.  Hope this brings a smile to some.








21 comments:

Frances Leate said...

It brings happy memories - in March 1972 I was bridesmaid to my sister and the hairstyle looks familiar. When you got married I was on the high seas enroute to England on a working holiday. Happy times.

Anney said...

Oh Linda,what a great read this is...I just loved it..you and Noel look so proud,tentative and maybe a little tense...maybe for the photo and wondering about your lives together ahead.Love the tea cup,candle,flowers,cake and of course,the bling!!! What a fab photo...great that you shared it with us...

Robin Mac said...

Wow Linda, perhaps I shall have to look out a wedding photo of us for our anniversary next week - number 44. Wasn't everything different then. Talk later, Cheers

Karyn said...

Aww Linda, look at you both; so young, so full of hopes for the future! You look great to me. I love the tiara.
I had only 60 at our wedding; no longer the days of parents putting money in for their kids' weddings so we had to make do with what we could afford.
I love the photo!

Katherine said...

So young and beautiful! What a gorgeous couple. Love reading about your day too. Congrats on 41 years!

Wanda-Maria Roszak said...

Linda, on the occasion of 41 anniversary of your marriage, I wish you much health / 100 years for each /, in love, happiness, health, and fulfillment of your deepest dreams!, And to further beautiful art work. and good luck to you all in the distant Australia.
Best wishes, kisses,
Wanda

Dianne said...

Love the photo and the stories Linda. You looked gorgeous and wow that cake! Did your Mum make that too? You had a very large wedding, I guess you had to hire a very large hall LOL. Congrats on your anniversary.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Linda, I truly enjoyed reading about your lovely wedding 41 years ago. Congratulation. I wish you both many more happy and healthy anniversary days. You both looked soooooooooooooo very happy and your wedding dress was beautiful and I really like your tiara. Hugs judy

Juliettecherry said...

I love your tiara too Linda. Also the heart shaped cake. Congratulations on your anniversary. You looked lovely, so nice to see your photo.

shirley said...

Oh Linda, this is a lovely photo and congratulations for surviving 41 years...that does not happen a lot these days....love the bling, and the cake...You look so young and is that a tiny sparkle I can detect in your eyes. Noel looks every part the country boy.he must have been very proud of his gorgeous bride.
The hair style gives your age away how much younger than me you are....I had been married for yonks and had x number of children before that style came in.

Yes I can agree about the long sleeves in January, but can you imagine your mother having a fit if you had wanted a strapless dress like they do today.....

Radka said...

Oh, Linda, the memories! I got married about 2 months before you! I had a high collar on my white velvet wedding coat - Russian style (but then - in was November and start of winter here). I made the dress and the coat myself. We kept it very, very small, because none of my family were allowed to come over to England. I had a battle with my MIL, because she wanted invite just about everybody on their side. In the end I won :) and had a very small wedding - 6 adults and 2 children (plus us), followed by a fantastic weekend in Paris :)
Congratulations on your 41 years, still hanging in there :)

DIAN said...

Linda, this is such a gorgeous idea. I will have to find a pic of my wedding which was a little before yours.
A three tier cake - how special is that.

I too had a tiara. A real princess for a day.

As for the sleeves, I was never allowed out of the house in a sleeveless garment unless I was going to play tennis and then it was frowned upon. Funny rules.

By the way I do hope the floods are not impacting you or your family.

Anonymous said...

Lovely photo of you both Linda. Congratulations on 41 years of marriage! Laurel

Anonymous said...

Linda, you were and you're a beautiful woman, in this beautiful Tiara, you looked like Queen Australia and this is true,
best regards,
Maria

Anonymous said...

Sorry Linda, twice came forth to me wrong, I apologize and delete it yourself at the comments, insert a picture but bad work out, thank you, friend, the Polish,
D. .....

Anneliese said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely photo. So nice to see it. About the longs sleeves - it was the fashion I think and the hairdo, too. Nice to learn things about you and your life. We will have the 50th this year!!!

michelle said...

Linda you looked so beautiful and you haven't aged a day still look gorgeous ! congrats on 41 years and thanks for sharing your wonderful memories ! xxxxx

Julie T said...

Congratulations Linda .... beautiful then and beautiful now. My hairstyle was the same... Thanks for sharing

embracingitall said...

What a gorgeous photo of you two. Congratulations on 41 years. May there be many more wonderful years ahead for you both. Jacinta

DIAN said...

Well, I did try to comment earlier and add my congratulations. I am not sure what is happening with blogger lately.

Julie said...

You both look so young! I love the heart shaped cake - & that swirl candle brought back memories. In our house they were only for the most special occasions like weddings or anniversary parties (they were more expensive than the straight ones......). I love the tiara too.