Golden Years
There was a time when I was young
So carefree and so gay
Not a worry to my name
All I did was play.

Then I grew into my teens
And was I ever cool
I liked to date and have my fun
But boy did I hate school.

There came the time when I had
A home and family tie
It was work from morn til night
The time just passed me by.

Now it's just the two of us
Our life has been just great
Through all the ups and downs my dear
I'm still glad you're my mate.
Ginny Bryant 2003

I first met Jim in l955 when I was a sophomore and he was a senior in high school. This was in Greensboro NC.  He always tells that I stole his records and that he had to come find them.  Well he found me, but we still don't know where those records are. We dated several years before he agreed to marry me, the way he tells it. 

We got married on October 10, 1959.  And as they say - the rest is history.

We lived, worked, and raised 3 daughters in Greensboro.

We retired in 1999 and moved to the Morehead City coastal area of North Carolina where we presently live.  No regrets.

We are still Best Buddies. Happiness is being married to your best friend.


The Art of Marriage

Happiness in marriage is something that does not just happen.
A good marriage must be created. In the art of marriage
the little things are the big things.
~It is never too old to hold hands.
~It is remembering to say "I Love You" at least once a day.
~It is never going to sleep angry.
~It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family.
~It is at no time taking the other for granted;
the courtship shouldn't end with the honeymoon,
it should continue through the years.
~It is doing things for each other, not in
the attitude of duty or sacrifice but in the spirit of joy.
~It is speaking words of appreciation
and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful way.
~It is not expecting the husband to
wear a halo or the wife to have the wings of an angel.
~It is not looking for perfection in each other,
it is cultivating flexibility, patience,
understanding, and a sense of humor.
~It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.
~It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow.
~It is finding room for things of the spirit.
~It  is a common search for the good and the beautiful.
~It is not marrying the right partner, it is BEING the right partner.
By Wilford A. Peterson



I made this web set & frame from tuts at
Nuttin But Sunshine. Please do not take.

I do not know Mr. Peterson's url.
Golden Years poem by Ginny Bryant & used with her permission.