Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Happy Fifty-five Anniversary!




Today is our 55th anniversary. Little did I know that rainy Saturday night at the Westbury Bar in Philadelphia fifty-five years ago that I would still be living with the love of my life, Bill Kelly.  And here we are today, still going strong albeit a little slower.

Six years ago we made it legal by being officially married on July 3rd, 2013, the 49th anniversary of our meeting. Wow, that was a fast six years.

I have to say, it's been quite an interesting ride. Hopefully we have many more years together!


Me and Bill at our rooftop deck in center city Philadelphia 1976 when we were young and vital




18 comments:

Harry Hamid said...

Oh wow, congratulations! That's a hell of a long time. I love the picture from the seventies. You guys haven't changed as much as you might think you have!

VRC-Do You! said...

You are still young and vital...Age is all but a frame of mind...So I tell myself...I graduated high school is 1976...I was supposed to graduate in 1975 (long story...I need a couch to lay on to tell it)...Ron...In that picture, I would have to feed you a couple of burgers...Not to fatten you...Just fill you out...But it's what in the heart that counts...By all evidence, you are a keeper...HAPPY ANNIVERSARY DEAR!! xoxo

Jon said...

I thought about you and Bill yesterday but couldn't remember how many years you were together. Wow!!! Fifty-five years is truly a milestone and a great achievement!
Congratulations and happy anniversary to you both!!

angie said...

Happy Anniversary!

Walter said...

Congratulations Ron & Bill

Ron said...

Harry,
Thank you for the congratulations. Hard to believe Bill and I have been together fifty five years now. I remember when Bill was bragging to some of his friends when we had been together three weeks. I knew at that time we would be together a lot longer than three weeks. But never in a million years did I think we would be together this long or even be alive. I'm glad we are though. Best time of my life!
Ron

Ron said...

VR-Do You,
Thanks for the well wishes. I was always skinny, weighing about 160. I weigh 170 now, the extra poundage all around my waist. Can't seem to get rid of it. I give up! I love burgers too!
Ron

Ron said...

Thank you Walter.

Ron said...

Thank you Jon. Fifty-five years together. Now I know we really are ancient! Oh well. Of course I was only 16 years old when I met Bill.
Ron

Practical Parsimony said...

Congratulations to both of you.

Joel Reisteter said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Gentlemen!

wcs said...

Happy Anniversary to you both!

Ron said...

Thank you to all for your good wishes. We're still here! Who would have believed this would have lasted this long? Not me, that's for sure. I've been blessed.
Have a great day everyone!
Ron

Mike, Studio City said...

We send you our congrats, you are admired. Today, July 4, is our anniversary. We met at the Rusty Nail in West Hollywood at around two pm, and we have been with each other since.

Ron said...

Congratulations Mike and Glenn! The Rusty Nail huh? 2 PM. Last call?

Ur-spo said...

A hearty congratulations to you both!

Mike, Studio City said...

No Ron, it was two pm in the afternoon. We spent the rest of the day together and watched fireworks that evening. By the end of the day we were so tired we went to bed and went to sleep.

Ron said...

Mike,
2 PM in the afternoon? Congratulations on your anniversary. True love!
Ron