Happy 30th Anniversary Brenda – Great Memories

Posted By on June 5, 2012

I’m “archiving” a few old photos and want to thank my wife Brenda for 30 wonderful years (our 30th anniversary is today June 5); I’m looking forward to another 30 brendarich31years_syears with her and watching our children build their lives and memories.

As many family and friends will agree, 30 years goes by pretty fast … at least until we look back at all that has happened. From our wonderful year of engagement (photo left from 1981) and spending way too much time trying to figure out how we could see each other a few more hours … to planning our wedding, honeymoon and buy first house together. I was teaching and going to graduate school at Miami University (SW Ohio) and she was starting her first year of work in Cleveland (NE Ohio). I remember high long distance phone bills and many long drives in my little 1977 Honda Civic … this was before they grew up (it has a 1200 cc engine and 12” wheels but thankfully was thrifty on fuel!)

Writing down everything I could say regarding our wonderful 30 years would take forever … so I think I’ll just say Happy Anniversary and retire a couple of the photos I’ve carried in my wallet for the last 30 years. They are getting pretty ragged and will last longer scanned and saved (below). Happy 30th Anniversary Brenda.

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Brenda and Rich in 1981, in the mid-80s and with Katelyn and Taylor in the mid-90s. (hmm … I’m feeling old.)


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