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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:49 PM

11 years...Steel!

My partner and I are celebrating our 11 year anniversary today! Of course, he has a cold and my allergies are in high gear, so the gifts this year are Kleenex! LOL!

No official recognition, of course, because, well, we are in Oklahoma, but 11 years all the same. We met in OKC at a bar called "The Park." I have been lucky ever since...he got the consolation prize. HA! But, he is stuck with me now! I am like chewing gum on the sole of a sneaker, he ain't NEVER getting rid of me!

Anyway, I thought I would share our happy news. Have a great weekend all.



Oh, gifts are readily accepted.

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Reply 11 years...Steel! (Original post)
Behind the Aegis Feb 2013 OP
Rider3 Feb 2013 #1
Behind the Aegis Feb 2013 #31
monmouth3 Feb 2013 #2
Behind the Aegis Feb 2013 #32
dlwickham Feb 2013 #3
Behind the Aegis Feb 2013 #33
cate94 Feb 2013 #4
Behind the Aegis Feb 2013 #34
joeybee12 Feb 2013 #5
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Arctic Dave Feb 2013 #6
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tavalon Feb 2013 #7
Behind the Aegis Feb 2013 #37
elehhhhna Feb 2013 #8
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Skittles Feb 2013 #9
Behind the Aegis Feb 2013 #39
LoisB Feb 2013 #10
Behind the Aegis Feb 2013 #40
Lugnut Feb 2013 #11
Behind the Aegis Feb 2013 #41
swimboy Feb 2013 #12
Behind the Aegis Feb 2013 #42
beemer27 Feb 2013 #13
Behind the Aegis Feb 2013 #43
yellerpup Feb 2013 #14
Behind the Aegis Feb 2013 #44
timdog44 Feb 2013 #15
Behind the Aegis Feb 2013 #45
timdog44 Feb 2013 #63
meti57b Feb 2013 #16
Behind the Aegis Feb 2013 #46
calimary Feb 2013 #17
Behind the Aegis Feb 2013 #47
Mira Feb 2013 #18
Behind the Aegis Feb 2013 #48
Mira Feb 2013 #64
westerebus Feb 2013 #19
Behind the Aegis Feb 2013 #49
awoke_in_2003 Feb 2013 #20
Behind the Aegis Feb 2013 #50
handmade34 Feb 2013 #21
Behind the Aegis Feb 2013 #51
Hekate Feb 2013 #22
Behind the Aegis Feb 2013 #52
Bibliovore Feb 2013 #23
Behind the Aegis Feb 2013 #53
HillWilliam Feb 2013 #24
Behind the Aegis Feb 2013 #54
The Philosopher Feb 2013 #25
Behind the Aegis Feb 2013 #55
Euphoria Feb 2013 #26
Behind the Aegis Feb 2013 #56
uriel1972 Feb 2013 #27
Behind the Aegis Feb 2013 #57
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #28
Behind the Aegis Feb 2013 #58
Marrah_G Feb 2013 #29
Behind the Aegis Feb 2013 #59
rurallib Feb 2013 #30
Behind the Aegis Feb 2013 #60
Call Me Wesley Feb 2013 #61
Behind the Aegis Feb 2013 #62
dbackjon Feb 2013 #65
Behind the Aegis Feb 2013 #69
mitchtv Feb 2013 #66
Behind the Aegis Feb 2013 #70
Puglover Feb 2013 #67
Behind the Aegis Feb 2013 #71
Rowdyboy Feb 2013 #68
Behind the Aegis Feb 2013 #72
beyurslf Feb 2013 #73

Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:52 PM

1. Happy Anniversary!

I hope you both feel better soon - bummer to be sick when you want to celebrate.

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Response to Rider3 (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 02:59 AM

31. Thanks. It was a lazy, lazy day!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:52 PM

2. Many happy returns of the day to you both. Feel better...n/t

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Response to monmouth3 (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 02:59 AM

32. Thank you very much. It is appreciated.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:57 PM

3. Mazel tov!

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Response to dlwickham (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 02:59 AM

33. Toda Raba!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:19 PM

4. Congratulations!

Hope you can celebrate when you feel better. Happy Anniversary!

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Response to cate94 (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:00 AM

34. Thanks! Everyday can be a celebration...except when I am in a mood. ;)

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:59 PM

5. Congratulations!!!!

Although I have to say "steel" is weird...almost like paper being appropriate for whatever number anniversary that is.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:01 AM

35. Thanks! Paper is first...just give money! LOL!

He got a Keurig coffee spinner. Close enough.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 05:14 PM

6. Congratulations!!

 

To many more years filled with love.

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:01 AM

36. Thank you very much.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 05:24 PM

7. Congrats!

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Response to tavalon (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:01 AM

37. Thanks!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 05:24 PM

8. Sweet. Congrats!

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Response to elehhhhna (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:02 AM

38. Much appreciated!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 05:35 PM

9. awwwww

Happy Anniversary! OMG BtA - you are in OKLAHOMA??? :O

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Response to Skittles (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:02 AM

39. Thanks! Yup, north of Tulsa (got two days of snow).

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 05:38 PM

10. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! May you have many, many, more.

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Response to LoisB (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:02 AM

40. Thank you very much. I am sure there will be more...I got him good! ;)

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 05:41 PM

11. Happy Anniversary!

And many, many more!

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Response to Lugnut (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:03 AM

41. Thank you very much!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 05:47 PM

12. Best wishes to you both

and many happy years to come!

One year we needed to replace a toilet in our house and jokingly referred to it as our anniversary gift. When I looked up the gift list--it was the porcelain year!

I hope you are both feeling better in no time at all.

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Response to swimboy (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:03 AM

42. Gratitude (was watching "Spartacus!"). Your post made us both "LOL!"

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 05:49 PM

13. Happy Anniversary!

After the first couple of years you should both know all the good, and bad, about each other. Congratulations on making it this far. May you have another happy 11, and then another, and another, and another, etc.

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Response to beemer27 (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:05 AM

43. Thanks so much. I look forward to many more.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 05:57 PM

14. Happy Anniversary!

You create a lot of beauty with your love. Celebrate your fine selves!

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Response to yellerpup (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:06 AM

44. Thanks and what a lovely remark! Made me smile.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 05:57 PM

15. Congratulations.

I take steel is the 11 year anniversary gift. Good on you both.

Of course you realize that the modern 11th gift is fashion jewelry.

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Response to timdog44 (Reply #15)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:07 AM

45. Thanks! Steel is traditional. Neither of us are "jewelry" people.

The irony, is the dental hygienist (I had three crowns put in yesterday) suggested steel jewelry.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #45)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 05:12 AM

63. Well good luck still, and congratulations.

And good luck with three crowns at once. I hate getting used to just one.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 06:00 PM

16. Mazel Tov!!!

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Response to meti57b (Reply #16)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:08 AM

46. Toda, chevera!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 06:07 PM

17. Awwwww...

Congratulations! May you have many MORE happy years together!

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Response to calimary (Reply #17)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:08 AM

47. Thank you, and I hope we have many more years too! :)

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 06:13 PM

18. I am so very happy for you and for him as well.

When it's right it's right.
And it sounds like a solid union.
2-22 has always been a good date for me as well, a good one for new beginnings for some reason.
Congratulations.
Carry on!

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Response to Mira (Reply #18)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:10 AM

48. Heehee! I appreciate it!

It is actually 2-22-2002...that's a buncha two's! It is my favorite number and I think it represents a strong connection to two people, us. I thought about a picture, but, we are both sick and no reason to scare the shit out of people because we don't feel good. LOL!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #48)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 07:50 AM

64. The picture can wait

as long as you post it, or at lest send it to me.

WOW about the 2-22-2002

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 06:29 PM

19. L'Chaim!

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Response to westerebus (Reply #19)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:11 AM

49. Toda!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 06:33 PM

20. Congrats to you two...

I have been married 19 years. Once you get past the 10 year mark you must be doing something right. I hope one day we can climb out of the dark ages and you two can enjoy the same benefits us straight folk do.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #20)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:12 AM

50. I appreciate it. It would be nice to have those rights, but I do enjoy having him anyway! :)

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 06:38 PM

21. Concrats!!!

gift is in the mail....
meanwhile

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #21)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:12 AM

51. LOL! Thanks! That was sweet!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 06:44 PM

22. Happy Anniversary, Aegis!


And many more...

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Response to Hekate (Reply #22)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:14 AM

52. I appreciate it, fellow Hellenophile(I am guessing).

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:17 PM

23. And many, many more!

Congratulations to both of you, and best wishes for a healthier week and a wonderful year!

(Your steel/kleenex juxtaposition reminds me of a Larry Niven essay from long ago on the impracticalities of Superman having a physical relationship with Lois Lane, called "Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex." %) )

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Response to Bibliovore (Reply #23)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:15 AM

53. Much appreciated and welcome to DU.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:44 PM

24. Mazel Tov, dears!!

HillbillyBob and I just celebrated 17 last week. Yeah, I think we've got a permanent thing going

Keep those stars in your eyes, BtA. It gets even sweeter as time goes on.

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Response to HillWilliam (Reply #24)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:16 AM

54. Happy belated anniversary to you both! Thanks!

I hope we catch up to y'all!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:30 PM

25. Happy Anniversary!

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Response to The Philosopher (Reply #25)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:16 AM

55. Thanks!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:33 PM

26. Happy Anniversary and many, many more!

nt

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Response to Euphoria (Reply #26)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:18 AM

56. And many thanks (and welcome).

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:44 PM

27. Congratulations!

I'd say Mazel Tov, but I'm not totally sure what it means. However from the context it seems to mean congratulations.

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Response to uriel1972 (Reply #27)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:19 AM

57. I appreciate it. "Mazel Tov" means "Good Luck," but it is used as a congratulations.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:48 PM

28. Congratulations !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #28)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:19 AM

58. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:06 PM

29. Congratulation my dear friend!



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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #29)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:20 AM

59. Thanks and hugs right back atacha!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:50 PM

30. well, I hope the Kleenex is in a variety of colors

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Response to rurallib (Reply #30)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:21 AM

60. It was! LOL! Made the sneezing festive! Thank you.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 04:47 AM

61. Happy Anniversary!

I hope you two are having a wonderful day and countless more to come - without the Kleenex.

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Response to Call Me Wesley (Reply #61)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 04:49 AM

62. Thank you very much. It was uneventful...lots of sneezing.

Good to see you! Say "" to you know who.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 11:40 AM

65. Congrats to both of you!!!

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Response to dbackjon (Reply #65)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 12:10 AM

69. Thanks!! He is still sick. :( The flu is hitting this state hard!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 01:41 PM

66. appy anniversary BTA

MANY MORE TO COME,
(Mr and I hit 36 last week)

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Response to mitchtv (Reply #66)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 12:10 AM

70. hanks very much mitchtv!



Happy belated to you and yours for 36 years!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 03:49 PM

67. Happy 11th!

To both of you!

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Response to Puglover (Reply #67)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 12:11 AM

71. Much appreciated, puglover!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:40 PM

68. Many, many congratulations!

Met my guy in a bar too, 24 years ago.

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Response to Rowdyboy (Reply #68)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 12:12 AM

72. Thank you very much!

It is funny because I was always told I would never meet anyone of quality at a bar. My mother was wrong and I love reminding her. ha!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 12:02 PM

73. Congrats. I have been the Park manytimes.

It was a fav spot of ours when I lived in OKC with friends.

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