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marysehyatt
1381615.  Sun May 16, 2021 10:57 am Reply with quote

Recently, my mother attended her daughter's golden wedding anniversary; it struck me that this must be a fairly rare occurrence.

 
crissdee
1381618.  Sun May 16, 2021 11:37 am Reply with quote

It probably has been for the last few centuries, but with younger marriages and greater life expectancy, it will get more common.

Congrats to the couple, I take it you are not part of said couple from the description.

 
Jenny
1381679.  Mon May 17, 2021 2:23 pm Reply with quote

Crissdee - this poster's registration came up on a list of sites likely to foist canned meat upon us, so I have eliminated the poster, but am leaving the topic since it seems harmless enough.

 
crissdee
1381690.  Mon May 17, 2021 4:05 pm Reply with quote

I had my suspicions, but could see no hidden link.

 
suze
1381697.  Mon May 17, 2021 5:36 pm Reply with quote

The mother would probably need to be be in her 90s for this to happen, so it won't be all that common but neither will it be vanishingly rare.

As a for instance, HRH Princess Anne, the Princess Royal married for the first time in 1973. She's no longer with that particular husband - but there's a fair chance that her mother will still be around on the fiftieth anniversary of the wedding.


Andy and I don't normally make a big fuss of our wedding anniversary. It's usually "Oi suze, another year, are you still glad we did it?" to which I reply "Yes", and that's that.

But we are minded to hold some small jollification for our tapioca wedding anniversary next year. I put it to the room that the holding of a tapioca wedding party is considerably less common than the holding of a golden wedding party!

 
tetsabb
1381702.  Mon May 17, 2021 6:32 pm Reply with quote

suze wrote:
Andy and I don't normally make a big fuss of our wedding anniversary. It's usually "Oi suze, another year, are you still glad we did it?" to which I reply "Yes", and that's that.


Who says romance is dead?

My sister and her husband will, hopefully celebrate 50 years on September of next year.
My dad would have been 100 a few days before, and mum 102 in Feb next year, so not unachievable!

 
crissdee
1381714.  Tue May 18, 2021 4:27 am Reply with quote

I would have to BE married before my mum could celebrate any anniversary with me, and my brother would have to remain married to the same woman for more than 14 years to get to any noteworthy event. Although, I suppose in his case a fifteenth would be noteworthy...

 
Brock
1381717.  Tue May 18, 2021 4:53 am Reply with quote

suze wrote:

But we are minded to hold some small jollification for our tapioca wedding anniversary next year.


Mr Google hasn't heard of a "tapioca wedding anniversary". Did you just invent it yourselves?

 
AlmondFacialBar
1381719.  Tue May 18, 2021 5:11 am Reply with quote

Brock wrote:
suze wrote:

But we are minded to hold some small jollification for our tapioca wedding anniversary next year.


Mr Google hasn't heard of a "tapioca wedding anniversary". Did you just invent it yourselves?


And what would be wrong with it if they had? There don't seem to be any hard and fast rules about this apart from 25, 50, 60, and 70, from one town to the next, so why not add tapioca to the list?

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
Brock
1381720.  Tue May 18, 2021 5:21 am Reply with quote

AlmondFacialBar wrote:

And what would be wrong with it if they had?


Absolutely nothing, except that it conveys no information whatsoever about how long they've been married. Or maybe that's deliberate...

 
cornixt
1381741.  Tue May 18, 2021 10:07 am Reply with quote

It was made up by the people who ran tapioca mines to sell more tapioca.

 
AlmondFacialBar
1381742.  Tue May 18, 2021 10:16 am Reply with quote

That's exactly it!

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
Jenny
1381744.  Tue May 18, 2021 10:41 am Reply with quote

Had my first husband not been inconsiderate enough to die a few months before our 30th wedding anniversary, it would have been our 50th this year. As it is, my present husband and I will celebrate our 20th next year, so I'm minded to claim a cumulative total.

 
suze
1381758.  Tue May 18, 2021 11:50 am Reply with quote

Brock wrote:
Mr Google hasn't heard of a "tapioca wedding anniversary". Did you just invent it yourselves?


No! In fact, it was invented on these forums, way back in the six digit days of 2008.

The gentleman who provided us with names for every hitherto unnamed wedding anniversary between 1 and 25 has not been seen here since 2008, but post 341700 refers.


The list of already-named anniversaries which is quoted at the head of that post notes that 60th and 75th anniversaries are both called diamond, but does not mention 70th anniversaries. Since then, we have learned that the 70th anniversary of HM's accession to the throne next year is to be called her Platinum Jubilee. Is this a recent coinage which didn't exist as of 2008?

Sir Paul McCartney is the only person ever to have been awarded a rhodium disc, for selling numbers of records which transcend even the platinum. Will the name Rhodium Jubilee be invented for the 80th anniversary of HM's accession? What comes after that?

 
Jenny
1381759.  Tue May 18, 2021 11:58 am Reply with quote

Even given HM's famed longevity, I think we are unlikely to find out.

 

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