Thursday, July 16, 2009

21 years- and still going strong!

Today marks Doug and my 21st Wedding Anniversary.

The actual "celebration" will be tomorrow when we go to Charlestown,WV for dinner, drinks, and to bet on the ponies. :-)

But of course when you are married to your best friend, every day is a celebration-

ok, enough mushy stuff --lol.
So this started me thinking,

While most people are familiar with the 25th wedding anniversary being "silver" and the 50th being "gold",
I have to admit that I really didn't know the "traditional" gift for 21 years.
Thus I turned to my good friend Wikipedia.

Year/ Traditional Gift
1st Paper (money is always good)
2nd Cotton
3rd Leather (no comment)
4th Linen
5th Wood
6th Iron
7th Wool
8th Bronze
9th Pottery
10th Tin/ Aluminum
11th Steel
12th Silk
13th Lace
14th Ivory
15th Crystal
16th Obsidian (???- I think they made this one up)
17th furniture
18th Coloured Gems/ porcelain (I guess this "coloured gems" anniversary excludes Amethyst, Rubies,Sapphires,and Emeralds which are covered by 19, 40, 45, and 55)
19th Amethyst
20th China
21st Brass, Nickel
Dear Doug- neither brass knuckles nor "a" nickle would be advisable.
22nd Copper
23rd Silver plate (a base metal plated with silver or 1 silver plate?)
24th Musical Instruments
25th Silver
30th Pearl
35th Coral, Jade
40th Ruby
45th Sapphire
50th Gold
55th Emerald
60th Diamond
65th Platinum
70th Titanium in case you are searching for titanium gifts:
80th Oak -

is it just me or is this a step back from Platinum and Titanium?
But I am looking forward to my "oak" anniversary just the same.

PS. Doug- I wanted to comment on your blog but my computer would not let me-


Doug said...

:-) you know me too well!

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

Congrats you two! I'm looking forward to some linen in a few weeks.

Stowe and Maria said...

Congrats to the two of you. That is fantastic. I had heard that the symbol for 21 years is "dog hair." The ancient chinese revered dog hair. You are so lucky that you have plenty of that. The symbol for 22 years is "hoover pet hair vacuum." But again, congrats!

Stephanie said...

I have an award for you on my blog.

IHateToast said...

congrats. i have wool coming up. can we have a mini-separation just to spare us that one? sure, i knit, but c'mon. wool?

in the subtropics?

i'm going to just ride on your brass. oh, i wish you a brass monkey unless a brass monkey is naughty.