How many married 50 or more years?

 

Since we seem to be a senior bunch here at the Factory, I wonder how many of us have been married (to the same person) for at least 50 years? I'll go first. For my wife and I it'll be 51 years the end of October.

Phil

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Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450
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54 years

Not only have we been married 54 years, we went steady for 4 years then engaged for 1 year prior to getting married.
The kids today may not know what wearing a ring on a chain around your neck means.
Also, back then everyone waited to live together until they were married. A lot has changed in 50 years.
Brought back great memories.

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

marriage

58 years in past April.

congrats

to those who have been, it's an accomplishment. I am certain that it took a lot of give and take, and you came out successful!

Married

55 years last month.

Had I Stayed Married

Had I stayed married, I would have made 51 years. As it turned out, I was married for 14 years but have been single now for 37 years. I chose not to repeat my first mistake. grin

Total of

Total of 50 but my current wife doesn't much like it when I add our marriage (30) to my first one (20). shock

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48 1/2

We still have a year and a half to go to reach that "golden" mark. There are days when I wonder if we will make it laugh out loud

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

54

We were are married 54 yrs one week ago today.

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Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things!

lol

Never found the need to participate in the "How many 3 years and over topic" or any of those, but this one is actually a noteworthy accomplishment. 50 years sept.18th. Might forget if i don't mention it now....lol

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106 more days...

...until our Big 50

Not There Yet But Hopeful

My wife and I just celebrated our 30th. A first marriage for both of us but I started late at age 42. Probably not going to make 50 but we're hopeful.

In any case, congratulations to all of you who have achieved this milestone!

We’ll be married 50 years

We’ll be married 50 years in 2020!

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Hats off

To all relationships that are healthy & work well regardless of the actual time frame.

I lived with my girlfriend for 27 beautiful years & for various reasons we broke up in the month of March. We just sold our home & in the month of September & I'll be moving into a friend's basement the time to get reorganized.

I won't be around as often as before for the next several months but will be back in due time once things are settled.

Take care everyone smile

Mike

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Nüvi 255WT with nüMaps Lifetime North America born on 602117815 / Nüvi 3597LMTHD born on 805972514 / I love Friday’s except when I’m on holidays ~ canuk

55 years last July...

...and still going.

Ha, ha,ha

mcginkleschmidt wrote:

Had I stayed married, I would have made 51 years. As it turned out, I was married for 14 years but have been single now for 37 years. I chose not to repeat my first mistake. grin

Just like you it would be 55 years. Made 13 years.

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10. DashCam with GPS.

Working on it...

Not quite there yet. 46 years and counting. smile

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GPSMAP 76CSx - nüvi 760 - nüvi 200 - GPSMAP 78S

Congratulations!

To all who've managed to live in captivity with another human being for multiple decades!

grin

~Angela

You take care

canuk wrote:

To all relationships that are healthy & work well regardless of the actual time frame.

I lived with my girlfriend for 27 beautiful years & for various reasons we broke up in the month of March. We just sold our home & in the month of September & I'll be moving into a friend's basement the time to get reorganized.

I won't be around as often as before for the next several months but will be back in due time once things are settled.

Take care everyone smile

Mike

So sory to hear this, hope you get settled soon.
Mary

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

Yep!

thrak wrote:

Not quite there yet. 46 years and counting. smile

Same for me. Hopefully, I'll make the BIG 50 in another 4 years. grin

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It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. ----George Washington

Really?

GlobeTurtle wrote:

To all who've managed to live in captivity with another human being for multiple decades!

Captivity? I doubt that very much. We wouldn't be married that long if we felt that. Captivated might be a better choice of words...lol

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nüvi®3580LMT,nüvi®2598LMT| We do not live in Igloo's, and do not all ride to work on snow mobiles.

Knew a couple that married

Knew a couple that married for the first time in their late 30's. She was asked about 2 years later how everything was going and her response? "Well, I haven't killed him yet."

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"In order to be old and wise, one first must have been young and stupid."

As for me and my bride, it

As for me and my bride, it will be 50 on December 27th.

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"In order to be old and wise, one first must have been young and stupid."

Anniversary...

@Box Car ... your anniversary is same day as mine, but one year sooner than me. We were married Dec 27 1969 ... terrible snow storm that day. Some of our guests were stranded on their way home.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

Marriage - 60

60 years last June and we dated 4 years prior to that. Actually, I can't remember being single.

but seriously, I have been blessed with a great wife who has put
up with me for the 60+ years thru thick and thin, good times and bad times,etc. We have 3 great kids and 7 grandkids.

46

46 years this coming November 11th. We called a truce on Armistice day and got married.

Good one Angela

GlobeTurtle wrote:

To all who've managed to live in captivity with another human being for multiple decades!
grin ~Angela

Now that is truly funny !!!!

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10. DashCam with GPS.

Just a thought considering your comments on Marriage

Melaqueman wrote:
GlobeTurtle wrote:

To all who've managed to live in captivity with another human being for multiple decades!
grin ~Angela

Now that is truly funny !!!!

New Topic

"Who feels their Marriage is like being in Captivity?"
Because the topic in here is "How many married 50 or more years?"

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nüvi®3580LMT,nüvi®2598LMT| We do not live in Igloo's, and do not all ride to work on snow mobiles.

Agree

Speed2 wrote:
Melaqueman wrote:
GlobeTurtle wrote:

To all who've managed to live in captivity with another human being for multiple decades!
grin ~Angela

Now that is truly funny !!!!

New Topic

"Who feels their Marriage is like being in Captivity?"
Because the topic in here is "How many married 50 or more years?"

Congrats Mahoney!

Until death do us part

I wonder how many would have gotten so many years under their belt if marriage license expired every 6 years

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Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7 - Toyota Entune NAV

Play off a book title.

I read a book title recently called, "Mating in Captivity" and it's about the history and current state of relationship and marriages.
I was amused by the title.
I'm currently reading, "Conscious Loving Ever After" a book on creating and/or maintaining loving relationships in midlife and beyond.
So yes, I believe there are many long term loving marriages.

I like the preference of "captivating over captivity" I'm guessing the 1st book would be getting to that, I know the 2nd one does.

~Angela

In 17 Days, and 20 Hours, It will Be 50

years for my Bride and me. Not that I'm counting.

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"Advice to children crossing the street: Damn the lights. Watch the cars. The lights ain't never killed nobody." - Moms Mabley Garmin StreetPilot C330, Garmin NUVI 765T, Garmin DriveSmart 60LMT

Right!

alleghany wrote:

In 17 Days, and 20 Hours, It will Be 50 years for my Bride and me. Not that I'm counting.

Your are not counting, she told you how long its going to be.
No shame in that...lol
I had to ask too, she knew right away no thinking time needed. mrgreen

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nüvi®3580LMT,nüvi®2598LMT| We do not live in Igloo's, and do not all ride to work on snow mobiles.

If you can look back and say it was a good 50 years...Congrats!

Most can't do it for one reason or many reasons. Not many can find the one and spend 50, let alone 10 anymore.

I Always Say,

I have been happily married for 45 years.

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"Advice to children crossing the street: Damn the lights. Watch the cars. The lights ain't never killed nobody." - Moms Mabley Garmin StreetPilot C330, Garmin NUVI 765T, Garmin DriveSmart 60LMT

58 years- a friend sent me

58 years- a friend sent me an email that he and his wife were celebrating their 29th anniversary, I replied to him that my wife and I were celebrating the 29th anniversary of our 29th anniversary.

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Golf Junkie

It was

Frside007 wrote:

Most can't do it for one reason or many reasons. Not many can find the one and spend 50, let alone 10 anymore.

It was and still is the most wonderful years of my life. I wouldn't change anything. My husband is so kind and he makes my life worth living.
Mary

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

hi

This month was our 59 Blessed years

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FJM

Judy and i dated 3 years and

Judy and i dated 3 years and been married 54.

I can't even get there if I

I can't even get there if I add them all together. Since I am 76 now I might make it on this last one if I live to 105

6 Years to go

6 years to go. Haven't yet got to the momentous 50 yet, but congratulations to all you that have hit that and beyond.

Well deserved.

In my case, my wife is navigational my challenged. One of our first long haul trips to the US had her telling me where to turn after we already past.

I jokingly say that the GPS helped keep our marriage intact.

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NUVI2555LMT, NUVI350

Humor helps

GPSgeek wrote:

...I jokingly say that the GPS helped keep our marriage intact.

It looks like you and the missus have an important element to a good marriage: senses of humor. Good luck to both of you and get back to us in six years and remind us.

Phil

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Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450

Really went quick

My wife and I were married 50 years last April.

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2597 Sometimes I wonder..."Why is that Frisbee getting bigger?"...and then, it hits me.

In our case

plunder wrote:

Since we seem to be a senior bunch here at the Factory, I wonder how many of us have been married (to the same person) for at least 50 years? I'll go first. For my wife and I it'll be 51 years the end of October.

Phil

We met in September 1960, she asked me out to a dance in October 1960, and we were married in December 1961.

So we are just short of 57 years of marriage.

- Tom -

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XXL540, GO LIVE 1535, GO 500

Great to hear all those with

Great to hear all those with successful long term marriages. I am single.

47 Years

Good and bad times but don't know what I would do without her. 3 kids
Best friend and trust her with everything

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Not Me

But my 94 year old in-laws just reached their 75th.

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.20 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Impressive

Gary A wrote:

But my 94 year old in-laws just reached their 75th.

God bless 'em.

Phil

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Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450

Makes me wonder how old the average POI Factory member is

This thread makes me wonder how old the average POI Factory member is. I'm guessing the average age is probably in the 50s or older.

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According to the laws of aerodynamics, bumblebees cannot fly. But the bumblebees, not knowing the laws of aerodynamics, go ahead and fly anyway...

Sorry, I don't qualify here

Sorry, I don't qualify here yet. Only 30 years..lol

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Iphone 6 Plus, Nuvicam, Nuvi 3597LMTHD,765T,1490LMT

my guess ...

koot wrote:

This thread makes me wonder how old the average POI Factory member is. I'm guessing the average age is probably in the 50s or older.

Average member age would be considerably older than 50, even if you only included active members.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra
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