Seventy One Years

Can you imagine being 71?  Can you image being married for 71 years?!?  Last week, we said goodbye to my Dear Grandpa.  You can read more about him here.  But I just had to share on this blog too, because he touched so many lives.  Even the Denver Post wrote a short article about his passing.  I am so proud to be a part of this family.  And I am so proud to say that my Grandparents were married for 71 years.  
My Grandma and Grandpa Loved music.  They lived it.  They played Country Music for dances, churches, nursing homes, and parties throughout southern Colorado for over six decades.  And it was the Good Ol Country.  The kind you can tap your boots to.  

At mine and Gator Guys' wedding, we did the Anniversary Dance.  Where all married couples are on the dance floor and one by one everyone steps off according to how long they have been hitched.  Obviously the newlyweds are the first off.  But I have to say that I was again proud to see the last three couples.  My Aunt and Uncle, my parents at 39 years at the time, and my Grandparents at 66 years at the time.  Those are some good genes to have and I know that we can make it through anything.  My favorite part of the service was how the Pastor talked about Ben & Fern.  Fern & Ben.  They were two peas in the same pod.  Two peanuts in the same shell.  And that was true.  You never saw one without the other.  And I hope to follow in their path with as many years with Gator Guy by my side. 


  1. those are very very very sweet pictures.

  2. Wow 71 years married! What a beautiful couple to look up to! I hope that your grandmother is handling this all ok.

  3. I love this post! What a handsome couple your grandparents made, and how wonderful a tribute you've given.

  4. What a fantastic post! I've spent the week planning my grandparents' 60th anniversary party, but 71 years, WOW!! And I LOVE that your grandpa played the fiddle! Kind of makes me want to dust mine off. Anyway, sweet, sweet tribute to your grandpa (and grandma)!

  5. Thanks everyone! I was excited to share with the blog world and glad that you enjoyed it. :)

  6. That was so sweet! That last picture of them is so adorable! What a beautiful tribute!

  7. Damn 71 years, that is awesome. And Kat, your Grandpa was a great looking man. I mean movie star good looking. That first and second pic. Model Good Looking.

    Sorry for your loss. Grandma's and Grandpa's are always the best

  8. Ha, thanks This Daddy! He was movie star, James Dean good lookin. But for even you to point that out...that's great!

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