An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Love: Yesterday and Today

FACT: My mother spoke a little English.
FACT: My father spoke even less Italian.
FACT: Celebrating 45 years of marriage.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, MOM & DAD!!!





22 comments:

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) said...

It would appear they like each other a bit!

Bia said...

ellen ... ohhh, just a bit;) ;)

Bia said...

Thank you for your love because then I received the gift of Bia.
Happy 45th anniversary!

Joe [your first/favorite(?) son-in-law]

Bia said...

nonna and nonno
i love you

love timothy

Christopher said...

Ciao Nonna and Nonno! Just wanted to wish you a very HAPPY and delightful Anniversary!! Hope you have a great day today!! Love you,
Christopher

Bia said...

Mom and Dad,

Via facebook, here are some other wishes:

Cory Townsend: Happy anniversary Aunt Millie and Uncle Dwight! Love and miss y'all!!!!

Scott Townsend: Happy Anniversary Uncle Dwight and Aunt Millie. Love you guys!

Aunt Frances: Happy Anniversary, and many more to come! Love you both so much!!

tiziana said...

Oggi è un giorno bellissimo per voi!! AUGURI!! AUGURI!! Mi sembra impossibile che siano passati così tanti anni. Quarantacinque anni fa ero così stupidina e sciocca che non ho nemmeno capito l'importanza di quel giorno e dei sentimenti che provavano gli adulti. Tu, cara Millie che così giovane cominciavi un'avventura che ti avrebbe portato così lontano, un vero salto nel buio e che per fortuna ti ha dato tantissimo gioie e una vita ricca di ogni bene. Ma penso anche all'angoscia di mamma e papà nel pensare che la loro tanto amata primogenita sarebbe andata così lontana. Adesso posso capire i loro sentimenti. Anche se sono passati così tanti anni mi ricordo abbastanza bene quel giorno e di come ero orgogliosa di avere come cognato un super-fusto americano come Dwight (anche adesso è un super-fusto). La famiglia che avete creato è davvero meravigliosa e penso, cari Millie e Dwight, che devete davvero ringraziare il Signore per tutto ciò che vi ha donato.
Vi vogliamo tanto bene.

mamma said...

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, EVERYONE FOR YOUR WISEHS. DWIGHT AND I HAVE BEEN VERY BLESSED DURING THESE 45 YEARS AND WE PRAY THAT HE WILL GRANT US MANY MORE.

Ua said...

Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad! You guys are the best and we love you very much!

Laura & Crew

PAOLA said...

Carissimi Millie e Dwight, che bel giorno oggi! Quanti ricordi per questo anniversario e tutti bellissimi! Congratulazioni per la vostra vita insieme e tanti auguri per quella che verrà!!
Bacioni

Bia said...

Happy 75th Anniversary!!! Just kidding....I know its your 45th. I hope you have a great time at Bonefish Grill.


Jonathan

Anonymous said...

VIA FACEBOOK:

Dianne (Bia's friend from St. Mary): Happy Anniversary and may God continue to bless you and yours always!

Deborah (Ua's friend from high school): Congratulations! Tell them I said hi!

Munie's said...

Happy, happy anniversary to two delightful people! May God continue to bless your marriage and your family. You set a wonderful example for the rest of us of how to joyfully live out the marriage vows.

Anonymous said...

VIA FACEBOOK:

Aunt Cynthia: Happy anniversary Dwight & Millie, We have a 45th coming up in May...

the Sessions said...

We hope a wonderful couple have a wonderful anniversary!! Blessed to know you both.

all our best, Jill, Kevin, Eliza jane and Sam

Damiano e Irene said...

Ciao zietti americani!!
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!
We sent you an email this morning but we want to share with everyone the e-card attached, so ... enjoy it again! (We cannot stop singing this song!! Ah ah!)
See you veeeerrrrry soon!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knp9-GY6fHE

Anonymous said...

VIA EMAIL:

Sr. Gaudiosa:

Hi Maria,
Thank you for sending me the wesibite of Nona and Nonono. Wow! such is a good memory for them.
May God bless their 45 years of marriage. May God give nona and nonono good health for the coming years.
Give them a big hug on my behalf.
Sr.Gaudiosa

Anonymous said...

Happy 45th Anniversary, Nonna and Nonno! I have enjoyed all the great times I've spent with both of you!

Nicholas

Anonymous said...

VIA FACEBOOK:

Karen Townsend Woodel: Isn't it great knowing that your parents are still together and still love each other. We are so blessed with our parents. Happy Anniversary Uncle Dwight and Aunt Millie!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Mr and Mrs Townsend, Congratulations on your 45 YEARS! of togetherness..! That is great that you have 45 years of memories to share with many more to come...Love the photos of before and after...how cute!
Nicoletta

Anonymous said...

Auguroni per un felicissimo anniversario :))))))))))))))
Bacioniii :) vi penso sempre :) e vi voglio molto bene!

Martha :)

Lisa said...

Wow! Congratulations to the happy couple -- and to their loved and loving family!