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Family, Marriage

22 years and counting

Happy anniversary to us! It’s been 22 years since we said “I do” on a rainy September day.

The cliche was true — it’s (mostly!) been showers of happiness since. Below, some pictures from throughout the years.

Neither of us plays piano, but it was a prop worth exploiting in the atrium of the Hyatt Regency, Old Greenwich. That goodness we rented it for photos; it poured rain all day. Showers of happiness, everyone assured us.

Neither of us plays piano, but it was a prop worth exploiting in the atrium of the Hyatt Regency, Old Greenwich. That goodness we rented it for photos; it poured rain all day. Photo by C. Christopher Semmes.

We thought this section of Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich, CT, might have been closed to celebrate our wedding  anniversary. Alas, it was for a fashion event that took place while we were eating dinner out. No matter, one of Greenwich's finest was kind enough to snap this shot of us hamming it up.

We thought this section of Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich, CT, might have been closed to celebrate our wedding anniversary in 2014. Alas, it was for a fashion event that took place while we were eating dinner out. No matter, one of Greenwich’s finest kindly snapped this shot of us hamming it up.

From Basil's 40th high school reunion last month. (I definitely need to retire the all-purpose black dress!)

From Basil’s 40th high school reunion in October 2013.

The two of us, from a family wedding in 2009.

The two of us, from a family wedding in 2009.

Catherine took this photo of us in Hyannis, MA, in 2007; it's one of my favorites.

Our daughter, Catherine, took this photo of us in Hyannis, MA, in 2007; it’s one of my favorites

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Engaged. Early 1993

Heading off to see a friend get hitched, August 1992.

Heading off to see a friend get hitched, August 1992. Fun fact: Basil bought this dress for me during the Greenwich Avenue sidewalk sales. We were up and down the Avenue countless times and spent a ton of time in Richard’s (expensive then, but not nearly as posh as it is today). Basil used to get great suits there during the sales. While he perused the racks I sat down, closed by eyes and must have dozed off. My wake-up call? A toddler boy asking his mom, “Is that lady sleeping?” I’ve never lived it down. 

This is how we looked in 1987, when we started dating. No gray hair for me. Long frosted hair for me. And yes, I think he kept hold of that beer just as tightly as he did me!

This is how we looked in 1987, when we started dating. No gray hair. Long frosted hair for me. And yes, I think he kept hold of that beer just as tightly as he did me!

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About Terri S. Vanech

Wife, mother, communications specialist, Jazzercise instructor and recently reunited adoptee. I'm living out loud -- and trying to make it all work -- in midlife. Having a sense of humor sure helps.

Discussion

8 thoughts on “22 years and counting

  1. Happy, happy anniversary and many more. 🙂

    Posted by Judy @ NewEnglandGardenAndThread | September 5, 2015, 7:09 pm
  2. Happy Anniversary!

    Posted by Karen Waggoner | September 4, 2015, 12:27 pm
  3. Happy Anniversary to two of my favorite people in the world!! Can’t begin to express the love I have for both of you. Watching your relationship grow has been awesome (and often hysterical!!) I wish everyone could enjoy the friendship, the love, the respect, the bond that you and Bill have. And as if that weren’t enough, you’ve managed to do it with a healthy dose of good humor.

    And thanks for our awesome granddaughter!!!

    Have a memory-making anniversary celebration.

    Posted by murphyslaw | September 4, 2015, 9:20 am
  4. Remember the day like it was yesterday. Brings back nice memories

    Posted by Teresa Walsh | September 4, 2015, 8:11 am

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