So Happy Together after 15 Years!

Lefty and me at our wedding.
Lefty and me at our wedding.

Fifteen years ago, at 2 p.m., I married my best friend and the love of my life.

I had moved to town a year before and was teaching sixth grade social studies and elementary school computer lab. We met at our single’s group at church and became friends. He offered to come and help me with some older computers that had been donated to the school by a local company. I didn’t know which of the machines could be used and which needed to be disposed of.

We started hanging out with each other with the other singles. I really didn’t think he was my type. But I think those handsome, brown eyes eventually worked their magic, and I’m glad that they did!

When we got married, our small local paper did nearly a full-page spread for our wedding announcement. Not because I come from an “important family” or because we are local celebrities…it’s just that weddings make big news in the small rural Alabama county where I grew up!

Here’s a funny factoid: Many of Lefty’s co-workers attended the wedding. One lady, who couldn’t be there, was looking at our wedding pictures when they came in. She asked Lefty, “Oh, how pretty! Is Stephanie wearing a hair piece?” When Lefty told me about that, I was like, Gasp! “Did you tell her that it was my real hair!” It cost money to fix it that way!

Another funny: I had hired a string quartet for the wedding music. They sat in the balcony of the church. I was talking about them to one of my friends, and she said, “Oh, you had a string quartet? I thought it was taped.” Gasp! String quartets aren’t cheap!

I hope you all enjoy my pictures and cheer with us as Lefty and I celebrate fifteen wonderful years together!

Lefty's dad marries us.  Lefty's brother is the best man.  My college girl friend is my M.O. H. Brother Ben is standing to the top, far right.
Lefty’s dad marries us. Lefty’s brother is the best man. My college girl friend is my M.O. H. Brother Ben is standing to the top, far right.

Songs that remind me of us. More pictures, included.

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You Already Won Me Over (This really speaks of how Lefty and I ended up married, but not all of her lines apply.)
By: Alanis Morissette
I had no choice but to hear you,
You stated your case time and again, (Lefty actually didn’t ask me out…It kinda just happened!)
I thought about it,
You treat me like I’m a princess
I’m not used to liking that (Naturally, I like being treated like a princess.)
You ask how my day was…

(chorus)
You’ve already won me over in spite of me,
Don’t be alarmed if I fall head over feet,
Don’t be surprised if I love you for all that you are,
I couldn’t help it,
It’s all your fault…

Your love is think and it swallowed me whole,
You’re so much braver than I gave you credit for, (Huh?? Mark out this line!)
That’s not lip service…

(repeat chorus)

You are the bearer of unconditional things,
You held your breath and the door for me,
Thanks for your patience…

You’re the best listener that I’ve ever met,
You’re my best friend,
Best friend with benefits, (After marriage…)
What took me so long…

I’ve never felt this healthy before,
I’ve never wanted something rational,
I am aware now,
I am aware now…

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Cheers with punch.
Cheers with punch.

It had to be You
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Sung by: Frank Sinatra and Harry Connick, Jr.

It had to be you, it had to be you,
I’ve wandered around,
Finally found somebody who,
Could make me be true,
Who could make me be blue,
And, even be glad just to be sad thinkin’ of you,

Some others I’ve seen,
Might never be mean,
Might never be cross,
Or try to be boss,
But they wouldn’t do…

For nobody else gave me a thrill
With all your faults,
I love you still,
It had to be you,
Wonderful you,
It had to be you….

The fake throw.
The fake throw.

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Imagine Me and You
By: Garry Bonner and Alan Gordon;
Sung by the Turtles, 1967—Knocked the Beatles’ “Penny Lane” from the #1 slot on Billboard’s.

Imagine me and you, I do,
I think about you day and night, it’s only right,
To think about the girl you love,
And hold her tight, so happy together…

If I should call you up, invest a dime,
And you say you belong to me and ease my mind,
Imagine how the world could be, so very fine,
So Happy Together

So happy together…

I can’t see me loving nobody,
But you for all my life,
When you’re with me, baby,
The skies will be blue for all my life…

Me and you and you and me,
No matter how they tossed the dice, it had to be,
The only one for me is you and you for me,
So happy together…

I can’t see me loving nobody,
But you for all my life,
When you’re with me, baby,
The skies will be blue for all my life…

Me and you and you and me,
No matter how they tossed the dice, it had to be,
The only one for me is you and you for me,
So happy together…

Me and you and you and me,
No matter how they tossed the dice, it had to be,
The only one for me is you and you for me,
So happy together…
So happy together…

How is the weather,
So happy together,
We’re happy together,
So happy together…

So happy together…
So happy together…
So happy together….

The engagement announcement photo for our local papers.
The engagement announcement photo for our local papers.

0 Responses to So Happy Together after 15 Years!

  1. Happy anniversary to you both. I’m curious about the name Lefty. Thanks for your visit to my blog. I’m not a mommy writer blogger, but a nana one! Those cute boys were my grandsons. You should try doing a 13 Thursday soon.

    • Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for the happy wishes.

      Heehee…Lefty is the name of my left-handed, left-brain hubby. I’m not putting his real name for privacy purposes. He thinks it’s funny that I call him that!

  2. Congratulations Stephanie and Lefty!
    It’s great to share the same anniversary date with you, albeit 15 years apart! We actually married on the long weekend because we didn’t want to have to invite 400 relatives and all of their friends! If you know any Ukrainians, you’ll totally understand. Thanks also for checking out my blog, http://www.Petroshasblog.wordpress.com. I am just learning but love meeting new people on line.
    Happy Anniversary and here’s to 75 more!💐

    • One of my best friends lived in Ukraine, and that’s where she met her husband (another American). My cousin-in-law is a beautiful Russian lady from Siberia. So, yes, I understand! 🙂

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