What Makes a Man Remarkable?


The adventures we have shared together never

cease to amaze me.  I love what we have been


through, where we are right now, and everything

we have to look forward to.   What makes


a man remarkable?  It’s his character, and the

way he treats others.  It’s his sense of loyalty,


and the way he’s there for loved ones.  It’s

his generous heart, and love of family and friends.


It is said that actions speak louder than words.

You are truly remarkable for who you are


and what you do.  Who could ask for more?

Our adult children visited to honor you on


your birthday. And tomorrow we celebrate

another milestone:  our wedding anniversary.


Another year of travel, music, family and

more adventures on this, our journey of


life, love, family, faith, and friends.  To you,

dear husband, thank you. Laud to you!


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28 Responses to What Makes a Man Remarkable?

  1. R says:

    Thank you to my eternal sweetheart!

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  2. Emily says:

    I love this!!! Love you both very much. So lucky to have such incredible role models! Thank you mom and dad, happy Anniversary! Xoxo

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    • Emily, thank you for your kind comment. Much appreciated. We send love back to you and are proud of you. We have tried to pass on the incredible role models we were lucky to have had: our parents. Thanks for the anniversary wishes. Enjoy your weekend. oxox

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  3. balroop2013 says:

    Beautiful words for a lovely family. Thanks for sharing those pictures that speak of a happy relationship. 🥰

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  4. Wonderful words and photos too… Congratulations and best wishes all around. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Darlene says:

    What a wonderful post! Happy Anniversary to both of you. We will be celebrating our 45th tomorrow. Life is good.

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  6. Happy birthday to one and congratulations on another anniversary to both. Y’all are role models for bloggers, too. How I do admire you and your family! oxox

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    • Anne, thank you for such kind words to me/us and for birthday and anniversary wishes. I am humbled by your words of admiration. Role models for other bloggers? Your perception is very much appreciated. Now, has the snow and ice storms I read about visited your neighborhood? We have frigid temperatures today. We will bundle up for church later this afternoon. Have a good weekend and stay warm. oxox

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      • My brother and Beth are getting a coastal storm in Winston Salem NC. I don’t know whether it was yesterday or today. The sun is shining brightly here. No hope of more snow right now.

        We had planned to go to Charlotte (2.5 hours away) to see grandson Nathaniel tomorrow. He tested positive for COVID yesterday and must quarantine for five days. He feels like he has a bad cold.

        It was 23 degrees when we walked this morning, but I’m sure it’s warmer now. I’m going for a walk with neighbor Shawn in a few minutes.

        Sending lots of anniversary hugs! oxox

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      • Happy walking. It was -5 air temperature with a -19 wind chill around 9 AM. The warmest it got was about 21 above. Sorry to hear about Nathaniel. Quercetin is over the counter. Zinc with vitamin C, D and quercetin are great to take. I made a homemade recipe for a neighbor. Take 3 grapefruit, 3 lemons and scrub outside very well. Remove the fruit and save the lemon juice or drink. Cut the peels in pieces of about 2″ and cover with distilled water. Bring to a boil and then simmer covered for 3 hours. Leave it lidded and cool down. You take about 1 tablespoon every couple of hours for a couple days and then less often and stop when you start to feel better. I made ice cubes and the rest I put in a freezer bag. It can be mixed with honey, but we tried it as is. Just a strong taste. It works. Maybe Nathaniel can find a video of this homemade “brew.” Lots of ice outside now too. We’ll get light snow tonight. Now we shall enjoy a salmon dinner for our anniversary. Be well. oxox


      • I’ll pass along your advice. The lemon/grapefruit concoction would appeal to the chef in Nathaniel. I don’t know that he has anyone to fetch the ingredients, though.

        Salmon sounds like a lovely anniversary dinner. oxox

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      • The concoction is made with just the rinds. I found that getting the lemon rinds more difficult. Squeeze the juice of the lemons first. Healthy brew. The salmon was tasty. Be well and best wishes for a speedy recovery to Nathaniel. oxox


      • I’ll tell Nathaniel you were thinking of him.

        Yesterday when we finished an afternoon walk, Shawn suggested another today. I texted her when we were home from church. We did not walk. Shawn tested positive for COVID an hour before. At least the three of them had it closely together.

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      • At least the three of them did. Done and over with and onward with more walks. You found something positive out of this. Good and have a great week ahead. Be well. oxox

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  7. Tom says:

    Happy Anniversary! May you have many more to come! Peace and love to you both.

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  8. Arno Bode , Cologne ,Germany says:

    Liebe Mary Ann,
    es ist faszinierend von Euerem Glücklich sein und Euerer Liebe zu lesen. Du kannst zu Recht stolz auf Dein Familienleben sein. Harmonie ,Verständnis und ” Liebe ” sind für ein glückliches Zusammenleben durch Nichts zu ersetzen. Ich wünsche Dir, liebe Mary Ann und Deiner Familie noch viele glückliche Jahre. Genieße jeden Augenblick und Gottes Segen . Alles Liebe und Gute,
    Euer Arno und Euere Lilly

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    • Lieber Arno, herzlichen Dank. Der lieber Gott hat uns gesegnet. Familienliebe ist die beste Liebe. Ich wünsche Euch auch Liebe, alles Gute und Gottes Segen,
      Bis bald Euere Mary Ann, Euer Russell 🙂 🙂


  9. Canuck Carl says:

    These are very beautiful words of what would be a very endearing relationship. Really enjoyed this! 🙌

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