Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sepia Saturday 37 : Sweet Issy


Having last week appeared in my own Sepia Saturday post, it is only right that, this week, I feature the person I have shared my life with, my wife Isobel (to me she has always been, and will always be, Issy). This Wednesday we will have been married 37 years, but if Facebook had have existed in 1967, we would have been "in a relationship" since then. We have been together so long, supported each other through so much, shared so many memories and thoughts, that I find it almost impossible to peel apart two separate individuals in my own mind. We are one. That is love. Happy anniversary sweet Issy.

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29 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary Isobel & Alan.You are a lovely couple.

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  2. Thanks Tony. As luck would have it I will be spending my anniversary night at the Cock of the North Brewery Tap in Hipperholme whilst Issy is at a friends' birthday party. I had better take her out for lunch instead.

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  3. Sweet Issy, indeed, Alan. What a charming portrait.

    Very best anniversary wishes to you both, on this special day. Cheers!

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  4. Sweet Issy is right! What an adorable look! Happy anniversary to one of my favorite bloggers and his 'good wife'. -J

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  5. Happy Anniversary to you both! What a lovely tribute, Alan. As someone who "shares a brain" with her husband, I can totally understand your meaning of "being one".

    All the best to you as you celebrate. She's a real cutie in this picture and I'm sure, a beauty today!

    Kat

    P.S. Got your letter - book going out today!

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  6. Dear Alan
    How very sweet! From Rumi: Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along.

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  7. Aw! That's as sweet a tribute to love as the smocking on that little dress - both needed time to achieve.

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  8. What a great portrait and post! Happy Anniversary to you both.

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  9. And there I was, not taking you for a Romantic!

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  10. Happy anniversary and I wish you many, many more years one-ness! :)

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  11. You married someone who was that young? Shame on you! Oh, wait... My mistake. Sorry.

    Seriously, happy anniversary to you and "Issy" -- Am I allowed to call her that? -- and many more, my friend! Great choice for a topic & tribute.

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  12. I was going to write something thoughtful and heart warming - but you did that yourself!

    Happy Anniversary. How does she put up with you?

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  13. Have a great anniversary. She is so sweet and pretty too. You got the pick of the bunch. Marriage is a wonderful thing when you don't have to redefine it too often and it keeps running like a smoothly running machine. Great photo.

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  14. "that I find it almost impossible to peel apart two separate individuals in my own mind. We are one. That is love."
    What a wonderful definition of love!
    She is adorable.
    Happy Anniversary from me, too.

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  15. what a beautiful post. she is lucky to have you. happy anniversary.

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  16. Warmest congratulations to you both on your anniversary. I imagine she's a bit less innocent but still just as attractive, all these years later.

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  17. What a very tender post. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary to you and the lovely Sweet Issy.

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  18. Adorable! She's reminding me of a little girl from a movie. I cannot put my finger on which one.

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  19. Happy Anniversary! What an adorable picture of the good lady wife! ;) You're a lucky man, Alan,..and she a lucky lady!

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  20. Happy Anniversary to you both! My husband and Iare coming up on 47, and have been in a relationship since 1959 (high school sweeethearts) and I know what you mean about finding it difficult to think of yourself as separate.

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  21. I am just catching up on reading the Sepia Saturday entries after a busy weekend; I enjoy all the photos and stories. Your photo of Isobel is beautiful and i wish you both a very happy anniversary.

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  22. Happy anniversary to you both--a very touching post--& many happy returns for the two of you as well!

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  23. I was so moved by this that it brought tears to my eyes. Happy Anniversary to both of you.

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  24. Happy belated anniversary to both of you, a sweet photo. Jerry & I will be 43 this year but could have been 45. I love your definition of love. As we are more comfortable in aging together we don't as often celebrate but sometimes have other arrangements to tend to...a tribute of a post!

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  25. OH happy anniversary indeed. You're blessed to have such a lovely relationship. I hope the same for my son who became engaged yesterday. And wishing you many more.

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  26. Happy anniversary and all the best to you both. Don't know if its of use, but an absolutely delightful eatery in your neck of the woods is The Old Silent Inn. It's at Stanbury, on the Colne road just outside Haworth. Food to die for and not madly expensive.

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  27. Happy Anniversary to both of you. Issy sounds like she being a great mate.

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  28. How beautiful.and she does look so sweet..You are very blessed.
    A very ahppy anniversary to you both.

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  29. She is a beauty..Happy Anniversary a bit late! It sounds like you are best friends..my husband and I are too..since the Fall of 1967.. we were married two years later. We are the best together and worry about each other when we are apart :)

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