Monday, October 19, 2009

Market pics - and How Many Years

We made it home through the driving rain - not at all a fun trip. At one time heading north just before Dallas it was raining so hard that the water couldn't drain off the road. We were suddenly (in a loaded van) floating sideways as were the cars in front of us. Pep did what he calls "white knuckle driving" the rest of the way through Texas, it slacked off in Oklahoma and then set in again in Kansas. But he got us home safe and sound. Rather exhausted but here again on top of our hill.



This is Sandy Gervais' booth. I'd tell you all about Market but she did it so well I thought I'd refer you to her blog on it. I sat and laughed out loud and read it to Pep. Her pics are great too of everyone. Anyway go to Sandy's blog if you haven't already.




Edie McGinnis and I in front of our "Across the Wide Missouri" quilts. These will be the KC Star Bom for 2010.



The display in the KC Star Booth at Market for my new book "Flags of the American Revolution".



Another view of my booth with my "triangle square" quilt - Oak Leaves and Berries (due to ship with the Looking Back fabric). The triangle square exchange was great fun. Edyta Sitar's batiks (Laundry Basket) are awesome and her marketing ideas are great. If you're a shop I'd really refer you to her book Friendship Triangles.



Picture taken by Sandy Gervais at Market - what I really look like. That's Kathy Schmidt behind me.



Now a contest (within a contest - the Mystery Quilt contest won't end until Halloween - keep thinking up those names for me.) Anyway - October 18th is Pep and my anniversary. And the contest is of course, how many years.

I was thinking about it this morning. There was no Walmart. I spent about $25.00 a week on groceries but there were only 2 of us. And my math back then was as bad as it is now. We got some checks for wedding presents and I added them all up and put them in our checking account to buy things for the house we were renting. I wasn't at work so I didn't have an adding machine. I overdrew us $150.00. We had to ask Pep's parents for a loan the 1st week we were married. They were pretty neat about it. :)

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Here we are leaving the reception. Pep's father had brought the champagne and liquor by the case into the hotel. Then he paid the bartender a corkage fee. So he got paid for every bottle that was opened. It was a very fun reception as most of the people from out of town were staying there and didn't have to worry about driving home. We did - so we just took a couple of bottles of champage with us.
Memories. - Good ones.
And 3 kids and 8 grandkids later, we're still building the good memories.
Anyway, I'll end this contest Saturday afternoon, the 24th. If there's more than 1 correct answer I'll have Zoie draw a name. The winner will get a Blessing Jelly Roll.

61 comments:

  1. By the looks of that going away outfit I am guessing 1969....

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  2. Okay, for no other reason than to be in the middle of the first two comments I'll guess 41 years.

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  3. My sister wore her hair the same way at her wedding in 1969....

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  4. What great pictures, memories are so wonderful shared with your loved ones, I would say you have been blissfully married for 44 years!
    Wendy

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  5. I think I will call my sister and ask her if she knows. No I guess that would be cheating wouldn't it.
    Congratulations anyway.

    Katie

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  6. ............a blessed 38 years????????

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  7. I'm thinking you were married 1 year before us, which was 1970, so 1969. I do believe we had those same candlelabras!!!
    Christine

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  8. I am going to guess 43 years.

    Love the hairdo;)

    Debbie

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  9. I'm thinking you were married in 1973, which puts you at celebrating 36 years. (Keeping my fingers crossed)

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  10. My guess is 42 years !
    Your booth looked great ! I wished I could have seen it in person ;-)
    nataliejo

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  11. o.k what about 40 years ago, 1969 ???

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  12. My guess is 40 years also.... you look so cute :o)

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  13. gosh, I just realized I guessed the YEAR you were married not how many years. Let's see if my math skills are any better than my reading skills.

    I am guessing 1969, so 40 years...

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  14. I guess 41 years (1968)

    butfromheretoo@sbcglobal.net

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  15. So many are guessing 40 years (1969)...but you don't look old enough now for that...but...looks like that had better be my guess...I love your hairstyle, by the way!

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  16. I am going to guess 38 years. Your booth is awesome..would have loved to see it in person.

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  17. Glad you made it home safe.
    I have three adult kids but no grandkids yet so I am guessing that you have been married a little longer than I have so I am going to guess 39 years. Happy Anniversary!

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  18. Happy Anniversary. Guessing it is the 37th.

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  19. I'm guessing 45 years. How awesome that you have had such a wonderful, long marriage. Congrats. =)

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  20. What a beautiful happy couple, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!
    I'm going to gues 40 years:-)

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  21. Happy Anniversary!! I'm guessing 37 years.
    mcdurham@hotmail.com

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  22. Happy Anniversary and wishing you many, many more! Gosh, styles were varied depending on what part of the US we lived in. I grew up in CA and your wedding & reception hairstyle & clothing were popular there from 1963-1965. We moved to NJ after that time, where a family member had her hair like yours for her 1967 wedding. Wow, I'll go between these dates to say you were/might have been married in 1966 :) Love,love your patterns and fabrics!

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  23. I'm guessing 1968 so that would make it 41 yrs.

    Happy Anniversary!

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  24. From the hairdo and short skirt I will guess 1970, 39 years!

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  25. I'm guessing 43 years of wedded bliss.

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  26. I would guess 44 years but whichever it is, congratulations! My folks got married in 1961 but I think those styles you are wearing are a little more current!

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  27. I'm guessing 40 years! My DH and I will hit 25 years next February. Congrats to you for however many years it is!

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  28. I'll guess 1971. Regardless, congratulations!!!

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  29. My guess is 42 years. congrats btw!

    Hugs,
    Gina
    Www.gigglekidsboutique.com

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  30. Congratulations on your anniversary! I am sure that no matter how long ago it all started, many happy years are still ahead.

    I'll go for 37, fingers crossed.

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  31. I'm glad you got home safely!

    Congratulations on your wedding anniversary!

    From the styles you are wearing I would guess 1967, so 42 years of wedded bliss.

    I wish you many more years of happiness together.

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  32. My guess is 1971..38 years. Happy Anniversary and may you have many more.

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  33. I am going to go with 1968. Which would make this 41 years.

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  34. I would guess it was 1969 so 40 years!

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  35. I'll guess you did it in 1967...Happy Day!!!!

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  36. My best guess is 41 years (1968)!

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  37. Congratulations to you both! A very happy looking couple. I would guess you were married in 1965, so 44 years. Beautiful wedding dress-kinda has that Mary Quant look about it.

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  38. I think it's your hair that is causing me to say 39 years. Seems I had that same hair the year I graduated HS (1970).

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  39. I'm guessing 38 years. The tux is reminiscent of the one my dad wore in my parents' wedding the following year!

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  40. 37 years and many more to come :}

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  41. I think mini skirts hit around 1967- so I'm going to guess 42 years.

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  42. I am guessing 1970! Happy Anniversary!

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  43. Well, there are a lot of guesses of the year that I was going to choose, so I am figuring they are all canceling themselves out, so I am going to say 45 years although I don't think it was quite that long ago. Happy Anniversary!

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  44. My guess is that your wedding was in 1971. Congratulations !!!!

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  45. Happy 40th anniversary? Congratualations, no matter how many years it's been!

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  46. Hello Jan, You're having a really interesting giveaway!!!, can I have to guesses please, pleaseeeeeeeee????, I'll say you have 40 or 45 years of happily marriage?, I'll go with the two numbers, well, happy anniversary for you both!!!, and thank you for the chance!

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  47. Oh - you two are as cute now as you were in I think 1969? I remember that look - my hair was done just like that in my senior photo!!
    Cheers!

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  48. Congrats..My guess 46 yrs lisa

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  49. OK, sure looks like my era, looks like our photos, but I think you are younger than me - so, let me see, we are about 46, so I am saying 43, but then you usually pay more attention at a special year - so I am going to guess high and say your 45th!!
    Nice photos, wouldn't you like to have just one day back to do again.
    Best
    Polly

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  50. I am going to guess 40 as well just looking at the styles like many others are . I know my parents got married in 1973 and have been married 36 so its a good guess.

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