Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Red Velvet

When you think of red velvet, what comes to your mind?
If you're a pipe smokin' lady you'd think of this!
If you're a woman who appreciates the feel  of this lustrious fabric,
this is the first thing that comes to mind.

If you're me, you think of these! My beautiful red velvet shoes,
a gift to me on Christmas day 38 years ago, from my boyfriend.
Or, I should say, my soon to be husband!
That's right, thirty eight years ago, on December 28th, 1973,
my fiance became my husband. My father in-law was a pastor,
so he officiated our wedding. He has since passed and we miss
his gentle spirit. I'm sure he must have been wondering how it
would all work out with two eighteen year old 'kids'  who had
only dated for a year getting married. With the Lords help, we've
made it this far!
Many thanks to you, God, for being there for us. Amen.
And to my blogging friends-I hope you're continuing to enjoy
this holiday season!


  1. Happy Anniversary! You guys look too cute in that picture. And those shoes....wowza!

  2. Happy anniversary! Those shoes are sexy for sure but I would fall flat on my face if I wore those (not sexy)

  3. wow...those are some pretty snazzy shoes for WAAAAY back to both of you!

  4. how cool that you still have the shoes! Do you ever wear them out now?

  5. Lisa
    I wore those shoes to a fancy dinner we attended the first year of our marraige. They have been in storage since then.
    I would probably break my neck if I tried to walk in them now!

  6. Happy Anniversary....What a good looking couple you make. Love the shoes...they should be on display:)

  7. Happy Anniversary! What a sweet wedding story.

  8. Happy Anniversary!
    Love the shoes! And so neat that you kept them. I have a pair of high heel boots from when my husband and I were dating. I could never wear them now (even if my foot didn't grow two sizes)!

  9. Happy Anniversary to you both! Wishing you many more years of wedded bliss.

    I have to tell you that the first thing that came to my mind when you said "red velvet" was red velvet cake. hahahaha! :-D

  10. Happy Anniversary to the two of you. How neat that you still have those pretty shoes.
    Wishing you many more years of happiness together!

  11. CONGRATULATIONS!! 38 years is quite an accomplishment! We are right behind you at 37...Hope you have a wonderful day! HUGS

  12. What an introduction!
    Those shoes!!! Lady GaGa has nothing on you. Don't ever give those away!

    Happy 38th Anniversary!
    What a pleasure to know you.

  13. A big Happy Anniversary! What sweet kids in that picture...young love! xo

  14. Happy Anniversary to you both! A story of true love....sweet! And any guy that can pick out shoes like that has got to be a keeper!! Wow!

  15. Happy Anniversary! Those shoes need to be put in a shadow box on display. I would break a leg if I tried to wear them also! Oh how we trade cool looking for comfort now!

  16. 38 years!! That is amazing, Happy Anniversary.
    I loved what you thought about Red Velvet. I thought about Red Velvet Cake. :)
    Have a wonderful Day!

  17. Sending you congratulations and wishing you a very happy anniversary!!

    So wonderful to see a happy, and in love couple going the distance :)

  18. Those shoes are amazing! Someday a granddaughter will beg to borrow them!
    We were also married in '73 - it was a good year! Congratulations to you and your husband.

  19. Congratulations, and thanks for a wonderful story!

  20. Oh my gosh, Kimberly,
    This is SUCH a beautiful story and picture!!!! I love it! Can you believe we have the same anniversary? We were supposed to go out for lunch, but didn't make, now we're going to dinner! lol

    I am hoping we will go to the beach tomorrow and that it is warmer than today.

    Have a wonderful celebration!!!

  21. Congratulations! Going the distance, it's great to see!

  22. Ok....I probably am the only one that was thinking Red Velvet Cake!!! Congratulations to the two of those shoes girl!!

  23. Cake! I don't like red velvet cake but that is the first thing I thought of...I prefer homemade German Chocolate cake or Poppyseed Cake with cream cheese icing. Congrats on such a long, happy marriage! A blessing :)

  24. With the Lords help all thing are possible and you proved the hair on hubby!
    We went to a wedding last week and they were 19....they seemed so young!
    Happy anniversary!!!

  25. Happy Anniversary, dear lady! I love the velvet shoes.
    Hugs, Cindy

  26. Oh so sweet and touching. I love these types of stories. Do you still have those shoes. Is that them? How sassy they are.

  27. I wasn't sure where this story was going at first. I was thinking red velvet cake ... but then I saw those shoes; WoW Kimberly. I bet you were the disco queen in the day! Joking aside, what an accomplishment on your marriage. It's very rare in this day to find longlasting love. Love that smiling preacher dad in the background. My husband had hair like your honeys back then too. Congrats on true love.

  28. Congratulations on your anniversary. Those are some shoes!!


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