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December 21, 2010 - Our 42nd Anniversary

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 21 December 2010 in People & Portrait.

Sitting next to me here in this photo is my wife of 42 years, the most beautiful woman in the world and the love of my life, Barbara!
After waiting for one very long year, we were married just after I returned home from Vietnam in December, 1968.
In our life together, we have seen many things and relocated many times.
But we have always made the best of every where that we lived. She has blessed us with two wonderful children and now, we have four grandcildren, a fantastic son-in-law and wonderful, beautiful daughter-in-law! This year is the first time that we have not been together on our anniversary. She is in California assisting David and Lyndsy while Lyndsy recuperates from surgery. I will soon be traveling out to join them, thank goodness!

And so, although we are not together today, we are never apart in our love.
I am so very lucky to have Barbara as my wife and life-long best friend for all of these wonderful years.

I love you Barbara - Happy 42nd Anniversary - Can't wait to see you!

OLYMPUS E-510 5/8 seconds F/3.9 ISO 100 23 mm

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

OLYMPUS E-510
5/8 seconds
F/3.9
ISO 100
23 mm

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