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I am a self proclaimed coffee addict and Executive Director of a non profit missions agency working primarily in the Mexican cities of Oaxaca, Guadalajara, and Ensenada. I've been married for over 30 years to Chelle, and we have one grown son, Joseph, a graduate of Auburn University in Alabama.

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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

June 9, 1979

The year was 1979 and here is a sampling of what was going on.

Sony introduced the Walkman... for $200.00

John Wayne died of lung cancer.

The NBA adopted the three point shot.

The Post-it note was introduced.

Gas was .86 a gallon... plus the little nine tenths.

We were listening to The Village People, The Police, Rod Stewart and The Eagles.

The big movies were The Deer Hunter, Moonraker, and Kramer vs. Kramer.

On television we watched M*A*S*H, Happy Days, Dallas, and The Love Boat.

And I got married. To the best woman in the world.

But in reality, we were just kids. I was a fresh faced 20 years old and Michele was 18, but as far as we were concerned, we were in love and that was all that mattered.

Today we are celebrating 30 years of marriage.

Thanks Michele for being an incredible friend, helper, confidant, and a thousand other things. I never imagined way back then it would be this good.

Here are a few pictures from the best day of my life. And yes, that color, perfect for the 70's, is baby blue!

I love you Michele... Happy 30th Anniversary!

Comments on "June 9, 1979"


Blogger Kathy said ... (9:05 PM) : 

Great blog post, Dave! Congrats to a wonderful couple! = - )


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:37 PM) : 

the baby blue is AWESOME. hahahahahahh

- johnson


Blogger James' Muse said ... (10:12 AM) : 

Congrats, Dave! Em and I are almost at 2 years...looks like we've got quite the catchup ahead!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:57 PM) : 

Dude!, I was about 2 yrs. old when you got married, duuuuuuuude! And that suit, man!, had I known I would have asked you if I could borrow it for my wedding.......ruffles rock!


Blogger Shaw Kenawe said ... (6:55 PM) : 

Congratulations on your anniversary and many, many more happy years for a wonderful couple!


Blogger Dave Miller said ... (7:04 PM) : 

We had a great night to celebrate with some friends young enough to be our kids over for dinner.

Ans of course, we watched a grerat basketball game, even though the Lakers lost.


Blogger Jesús said ... (8:11 AM) : 


Una abrazo amigo, FELICIDADES, eres una bendición para muchos.

Un abrazo a tu esposa

Gracias y adelante, que vengan otros 30 años más.

Recuerda que ya desde hace millones de años Dios lo tenía planeado.


Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said ... (7:04 PM) : 

A beautiful post. Congratulations!


Blogger Z said ... (11:14 AM) : 

Super pictures...I LOVE A WEDDING!
We're almost 19 years.."and they said it wouldn't last!"

Congratulations, Dave and Michele!
God bless! (boy were you guys YOUNG!)


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