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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

June 4, 2011
11:44 AM

Post #8608449

Hi all,
I know it's not a masterpiece,but my DH went out and picked me a bouquet.I thought it was so sweet.

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

June 4, 2011
11:46 AM

Post #8608453

Whoops,that's the uncropped version.LOL.
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 4, 2011
11:47 AM

Post #8608458

Uncropped or not - It's very sweet. And those Peonies are simply gorgeous!
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

June 4, 2011
11:57 AM

Post #8608480

Thanks.I thought it was sweet of him to make a bouquet.
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 4, 2011
12:49 PM

Post #8608589

It sure is a wonderful gesture. :)
jamiew
Montgomery, AL

June 4, 2011
4:41 PM

Post #8608951

Beautiful! Is DH your husband?

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

June 4, 2011
5:44 PM

Post #8609079

Yes, Jamie,
Dave's husband,Dear husband,etc.His name is Mike.

Gorgeous picture!

Lynn
jamiew
Montgomery, AL

June 4, 2011
6:40 PM

Post #8609235

What a nice husband. Only my daughter's give me flowers around here!
jannich
Andalusia, AL
(Zone 8b)

June 5, 2011
6:32 AM

Post #8610081

what a sweeie pie bring you a bouqet of flowers! There beautiful.

BTW bet that beer was pretty good too on a hot day! ^_^
bigoldbuck701
Williston, ND

June 5, 2011
9:02 AM

Post #8610414

lynn and mike are both nice people,,ive talked to them on the phone a few times and couldnt ask for nicer folks

JIM
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

June 5, 2011
11:41 AM

Post #8610709

Awwww, shucks Jim.

Yes,that beer was good.He had just came inside.I think you can see his sweatband laying on my messy table,plus all the other stuff I have piled up there LOL.

What touched me is that he actually tried to arrange the flowers...not bad either.
aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

June 6, 2011
6:47 AM

Post #8612358

Ya got a good Hubby, Lynn!!! That was so very sweet of him and he did a GREAT JOB arranging them for you. Yep, Jim...I agree that you couldn't ask for nicer folks. I am so proud to call her my Sister :))))))))

Connie

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 6, 2011
1:55 PM

Post #8613299

My kind of "still life". Beer, pills, sweatband. pictures tell the real story. Love Love it.LOL
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

June 6, 2011
2:04 PM

Post #8613324

LOL Helene...looks like Mike and I have no more secrets ^_^.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 6, 2011
2:10 PM

Post #8613340

it's out- it;s all on the table.
You know what it looks like every other household that is happily lived in - I bet.
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

June 6, 2011
3:11 PM

Post #8613473

Thanks Helene!

Jamie,
How many daughters do you have? We just have a grown son...45 now.

Lynn
meag848
Kittrell, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 6, 2011
3:11 PM

Post #8613475

Lynn, you have one of the few!! Gotta love him!
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

June 6, 2011
4:20 PM

Post #8613658

I do,I do!! Nice to see you here Melanie ^_^.
meag848
Kittrell, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 6, 2011
4:29 PM

Post #8613688

Yes, I've been gone for a little while. You will see why on the other thread. But your hubby is awesome. If I came home and found flowers the first thing I'd ask is What did you do!! LOL!
jamiew
Montgomery, AL

June 7, 2011
4:31 PM

Post #8616211

Lynn, I have three teenage daughters. It sounds like you two are newlyweds. Oh, my husband of 18 years just walked by and I showed him the picture of the arranged flowers that your DH gave you (hint, hint). Of course, if my husband gave me flowers he would expect something in return!
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

June 7, 2011
5:48 PM

Post #8616397

Jamie,
I would love to see a picture of your daughters.We are newlyweds...40 years June 25th. ^_^.

jamiew
Montgomery, AL

June 8, 2011
7:42 AM

Post #8617538

Wow, congratulations! Yours sounds like a real love story that should be recorded for the grandchildren. My mother-in-law (GranDD, short for Dorothy Duncan) is a wonderful soul who delights the grans with her 'you must know your family history' stories. (I like them too).

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 8, 2011
8:10 AM

Post #8617609

I love Love, among everything else that grows and flows (wine) -- Lilly of the Valley. north we hade many under the trees also violets. Chris would always bring in bunches of both for as long as they bloomed. Now mind you that was tideous picking.Then of course Peonies and irises...He was good that way too. Would be married 55 years this year.
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

June 8, 2011
10:08 AM

Post #8617952

Helene,
That is such a beautiful story!! I know you will always hold those memories in your heart.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 8, 2011
12:49 PM

Post #8618257

Like in your marriage, we were pals for almost 60 years. After 3 years of dating/ courting I told him "Me or your Mother". he lived with his than aging mother they shared an Apt. We had no $$$ so we would move in with my parents, well that's how it was than.There was the sister's houshold she than moved into and was very useful in taking care of her 3 children,cleaning and gardening and the sister could go to work come home to a nice cooked meal... No day care than as You know.

We did have a good size wedding. Honeymooned in Europe for a month mostly with Fam., were now broke and came home to live with may parents for free so we could recoup and get an Apt. than house, than house in the country. It's called passages of life.
jamiew
Montgomery, AL

June 9, 2011
6:47 AM

Post #8619708

I love how everyone (family) really relied on one another. It must have been so great seeing Europe like that, in families homes. Which countries did u travel through? Your story is super romantic too, Helene.
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 9, 2011
6:54 AM

Post #8619725

This truly is a wonderfully romantic story, Helene!

I actually grew up in Germany and I have seen American couples honeymooning in Europe. So romantic...

Olaf

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 9, 2011
8:31 AM

Post #8619899

Both of us are from what was Yugoslavia, however Chris and I met here in NYC. His Momma - there were 5 Siblings all in Germany, also had a brother with Fam. So it was Obligatory to visit with all of them and their married kids. Every one so wanted to please us. It was totally boring.
Not knowing each other in Germany but both lived there for about 3 or 4 years before immigrating.
I was 99 lbs when we got married. I did'nt take time to eat always wanted to be somewhere else, doing somthing. Coming home to NY After the HM I was 115 lbs. 3 years later after the first DD shot up in weight - I can't tell...
We actually stayed 10 days in Austria, Salzburg (The sound of Music) and on the "Mond See" Moon Lake.That was Luxurious. Went Ball Room Dancing in Salzburg, we both were good dancers. skinny dipping in the lake - we were young and a bit wild...Lived to the fullest within reason however. Not one regret.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 9, 2011
8:42 AM

Post #8619934

Am i hoging this thread?
Can I bore you with another pretty story? Another passage in my life.
While on Honeymoon - my Girlfriend from german school arranged to have her wedding in the time we were in europe. We had the first born at the same time. She only had a Son. I had 2 DD. aftter the kids, we lost track of each other. I eventually forgot her married name, she lost our address... After 45 years - 3 years ago we connected again (through a young man whom I baby sat - another pretty story) so 2 years ago she, her DH and her Son and his Family came here to Longboat Key to vacation and stayed for 3 weeks. They were 8 peeps. They stay in Condos across the street on the ocean.
As we speak ,they are en route to repeat said vacation. Will be here 18 days.Again in same condos
Pretty story.

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jamiew
Montgomery, AL

June 9, 2011
8:46 AM

Post #8619940

Oh Helene, how beautiful. You really must write it all down for the grandchildren. My mother-in-law had their history bound into a book for all of us. What a treasure. She has early Alzheimers now and we are so grateful that she did this when she still could.
jamiew
Montgomery, AL

June 9, 2011
8:48 AM

Post #8619946

That's wonderful!!!
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 9, 2011
9:06 AM

Post #8619994

I've been to Salzburg on several occasions during my childhood. It's a charming town. Love the fortress and old town. I also remember Mondsee. It's a very nice area of Austria.

And again: Your stories are so nice and romantic. Seems like the world was moving at a different pace back then. Thanks for sharing your memories!

Olaf
bigoldbuck701
Williston, ND

June 11, 2011
7:41 AM

Post #8623780

great storys, I love hearing them,well reading
jamiew
Montgomery, AL

June 12, 2011
12:20 PM

Post #8625861

Leaving all my flowers in care of my husband and taking the kids to the beach for a week. I anticipate some morbidity and mortality upon my return.

Optimara's Harlequin and Michelangelo

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 12, 2011
12:54 PM

Post #8625906

Beautiful Violets, Jamie!

Well, good luck with your plants! I hope that your husband won't kill them with kindness...

Enjoy the beach!

Olaf

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 12, 2011
1:00 PM

Post #8625913

Beautiful. Just tell him to water only once for the week and all will be well.
meag848
Kittrell, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 12, 2011
1:25 PM

Post #8625944

Oh Jamie!! They're beautiful!!
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

June 12, 2011
1:34 PM

Post #8625956

Just gorgeous! Have fun ^_^.

Lynn

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