Wednesday, December 24, 2008

sweet sixteen



(Gary and Maude Rith, 1992 and 2008)
It was a pretty unlikely relationship, from my perspective. How could this gorgeous woman be interested in me? I still ask that. How could this smart, kind, talented person be interested in me? She is, and I am lucky for it and thank God every day. What a smile too.
We got married Christmas Eve 1992 having known each other 3 years but only having dated a very fast 5 months before getting engaged in July and less than a year before getting married at the Drake in Chicago, December 24, 1992.
But then again, maybe I should have known, the ultimate boyfriend-girlfriend test: do you love Queen? She does and that decided it.
Here's My best friend.

19 comments:

kate et jim said...

Happy Anniversary!!! That's a sweet photo at the top! (Hey - I used to have a skirt just like the one Maude is wearing, only in light blue!)

Have a happy day!

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

:)
Thanks! You too!

Gordo said...

Congrats, you two! We were 17 in August. Time flies, doesn't it?

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

You said it Gord.

Hilary said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Maude. I wish you many, many more years of happiness. :)

Farmer*swife said...

Y'all are absolutely adorable!! Completely! And, the song....sigh. Too sweet!

tt said...

Happy Happy to you and missus Buttercup!!!!! You two were meant to be....seriously!
Love the pic!!
AND.......Queen!!! OMG!!!! I've always been a fan of them....can't get enough of them...Oooooohh

Merry Christmas babe!

HP said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! If we are your neighbors next year........we'll have a dinner for you! You might have to provied the food though, as my befan cooking leaves alot to be desired. :)

Have a great holiday and Happy New Year!

We just loaded up my email and had an invitation to a Venison New Years Eve party. I AM NOT KIDDING YOU!!!!! I need to get out of the sticks!!!

Jay said...

Happy Anniversary you two crazy kids! ;-)

Michelle said...

Happy Anniversary! What a sweet story.

You asked... Brent and I met July 27th 2002, got engaged Oct 20th 2002 and got eloped to Las Vegas to marry on Jan 11th 2003. Our wedding date was exactly 5 months from the date of our first kiss. We're coming up on our 6th anniversary and I hope we look just as sweet and in love as you two when we reach our 16th!

fiwa said...

Happy Anniversary Gary & Maude! Have a wonderful anniversary and holiday together.

love,
fiwa

Emily SIL said...

Happy Anniversary, you two! To think I was there when it got started. I was visiting Maude and you invited us to your studio near the Chicago zoo. It was Christmas 1991...Sammy the cat was with us then, too.
EH

Tink said...

Happy Anniversary Potter and Wife! I love that first picture of you guys. You almost look defiant. In the second picture you can really see the love shine through. Here's to many more happy years.

Ron said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Thanks for the referral Gary.

Jessica said...

Congrats to you both!!! :) Have a happy one!

Reb said...

Happy Anniversary you two!

Merry Christmas too!

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

thanks a million!

kcinnova said...

awwwwwww

Wonderful sweet old picture, too!
May you have many more wonderful happy years together.

kim said...

happy Anniversary. Oh how young we all were back then.