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Friday, June 14, 2013

Happy Anniversary Pink Cheeks!

When I met my husband I was immediately attracted to his pink cheeks.  Go figure.  I can't say why, but I thought he was cute! Oh - and he really is Dutch. His dad speaks and reads Dutch but didn't teach his 7 boys. "We are in America - we will speak English!"
We met at Eugene Bible College.  He had a job at a local mill in Eugene.  Not a windmill ~ it was a sawmill.  His job was to go in at night after the last shift and clean up the sawdust so it would be spiffy clean for the morning crew. 
I was very curious about his job.  I wanted to see where he worked.  He said I could not go - it would not be safe - but he had taken guys with him to help out - so why couldn't I go?  I begged.
I had this brainiac idea that if I dressed like a boy it would be ok.  I was a good worker, I could push a broom.
So, after much begging, I went with him.  It was cold.  It was REALLY cold.  I hated it.  But, I kept my end of the bargain and kept sweeping.  Then, I heard a BIG manly voice... and it wasn't by bf!  It was someone who worked at the mill - and they were not happy that my bf/husband had brought a girl.  He said, "Did you really think she would pass as a guy?  Geesh!" 
I guess the hips gave it away.
This wall hanging was made because I just love this cute Dutch couple.  See those pink cheeks?  Hee hee!  Once again, I know I found this image on one of the blogs I love to look at, but I did not take note of who gave it - so I apologize that I cannot give you credit.  I am learning that I need to write those things down!
We just celebrated our 36th Wedding Anniversary!
* * *my dear mother made my wedding dress* * * 
Happy Pink Saturday everyone - thank you for stopping by my blog - and a very BIG thank you to Beverly for hosting another Pink Saturday!
 This post was originally posted on my first blog


  1. Happy Anniversary, Patti!!

    Love the story of you and your rosy cheeked hubby!


  2. What a sweet story about you and your husband. Happy 36th anniversary! Your tag is darling.

  3. Happy Anniversary!! Your story is so cute, love it! :) Wishing a lovely weekend celebrating! :) xo Holly

  4. Finally- someone who has been married longer than me! :) Happy anni!
    Your story is funny! You remind me of me when I was young. I was the baby of the family and I expected to ALWAYS get my way! Hee-hee! (Shhh... I still do!)

    Your tag is just adorable and what a pretty shot of your tree and shelf. ♥

  5. Hi Patti! Oh, what a sweet little love story how you were able to manipulate your hubby way back then! :) Precious little couple and sign and Happy Anniversary!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. Truly enjoyed your love and anniversary story.

  7. Oh, I love your Dutch children - too cute!

  8. Too cute! What a fun story to read! :)

  9. I saw your darling card pinned on Pinterest and had to hurry over to read the story behind it. Cute, cute, cute! I just love Dutch things and I loved your adorable story!

  10. What a sweet story and a darling wall hanging. Happy Pink Saturday! Happy Anniversary!

  11. Cute story! Happy Ending! : ) Happy PS!

  12. Darling card and such a sweet story! I too have a sweet Dutch boy with rosy cheeks, but I never tried to pass myself off as a boy. Funny story...thanks for sharing it. Have a Pink week!

  13. Catching up on my reading....Happy Anniversary, 36 years is something to be proud of. What a sweet post, just love it and your story. :) Pam


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