25 April 2008

The Bronze Age


My 19th wedding anniversary is coming up in about a week. Very hard to believe that I've been married that long. Holy cats!!! And I didn't know how I'd make it through the first year.

And, yes, I was a child bride.

I was looking to find a gift for my husband and found that the gift for the 19th anniversary, while having no traditional gift associated for this year, it does have a modern gift -- bronze. How romantic.

Bronze is a copper and tin alloy that is believed to possess healing powers. With its positive effects on the bones and blood, wearing bronze close to the body is said to promote inner healing rhythms. Therefore, bronze jewelry is a symbolic and beautiful gift harboring properties of health and mystical beliefs.

I think I'll skip the bronze this year and tell hubby to save his money until next year since it will be our 20th and I can really hit him up for a gift then!

Hopefully, Father Ince, who was at St. Agnes at the time, is doing well. He came to our reception wearing a pin that said, "Stay single." During our pre-marriage consultations, he and my husband-to-be talked more about Boeing and aircraft than about how compatible we were. He also instructed us to make things look "schmaltzy" during the ceremony. Whatever that means :)

6 comments:

mum6kids said...

Conratulations! Enjoy the bronze. We are celebrating 20yrs this May-its China. Don't hang around for next year, you might end up with a mug! :))

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

Lawrence Welk is schmaltzy. Good German word.

swissmiss said...

Mum:
I guess I should take what I can get :) Congrats on your big 2-0!

AA:
Just don't envision myself as a Lawrence Welk kinda gal :) And, I didn't quite see how to make a wedding schmaltzy even if we got married at a good German parish! Didn't play Lawrence Welk music at the reception either. Whatever they say about liturgical dance should be said about the polka too.

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

I'm going to have to get my grandfather (God rest his soul) praying for you! Polka being equivalent to liturgical dance! They're going to run you out of Minnesota on a rail for that! (Besides, the fun of the polka is daoncing it, not watching it. And there's good reason some of the best beer drinking songs are polkas!)

Mairin :o) said...

Congrats on your anniversary! May God bless you with many more happy years together.

Cathy_of_Alex said...

Father Ince's pin: LOL!

Happy anniversary!