53rd Wedding Anniversary: Roy and Dolores Kelley

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 53rd Wedding Anniversary: Roy and Dolores Kelley


Today is our 53rd wedding anniversary. I am lucky to have the best wife in the world. Dolores and I were married on June 12, 1965 in Cradock, my home community in Portsmouth, Virginia. We spent the first night of our honeymoon at the Williamsburg Inn in Colonial Williamsburg and drove north from there to Canada. My automobile, a new Lincoln Continental, would now be a collector's item.

I was in my fourth year in the real estate business when we were married. Fortunately, I was living in a beautifully decorated apartment in a garden complex that were managing and that was our first home. 


Dahlia, Valley Porcupine, National Capital Dahlia Society Show, Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 3047 Canon PowerShot G11 Camera Photograph by Roy Kelley  Roy and Dolores Kelley Photograph

Dahlia, Valley Porcupine, National Capital Dahlia Society Show,

Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 3047
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
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Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

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Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

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Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida
Joyce Marsh Real Estate - Daytona Beach, FL
Coastal Homes and Lifestyles

Wishing you many more years of wedded bliss. Happy Anniversary to you and Dolores!

Jun 12, 2018 06:53 PM #17
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

How lovely Roy Kelley wishing you and Dolores a Very Happy Anniversay and many more!

Jun 12, 2018 07:32 PM #18
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

You got off to a good start and have had many happy years since. Congratulations, Roy and Dolores.

Jun 12, 2018 07:45 PM #19
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

What a wonderful trip down memory lane, Roy! Congratulations to you and Dolores on your 53rd!


Happy 53rd Roy & Dolores

Jun 12, 2018 09:22 PM #20
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Congratulations, Roy Kelley to both you and Dolores. That is a wonderful accomplishment and a credit to the love, understanding and patience that you have both shown over the years.

Jun 12, 2018 11:09 PM #21
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Congratulations to you and Dolores on your wedding anniversary.

Jun 13, 2018 03:16 AM #22
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Congratulations Roy and Dolores on your 53rd Wedding Anniversary .. a true testament to your love and commitment... marriage is not always easy, and someimes requires hard work and a the younger generation could learn a lot from you two!!  

Jun 13, 2018 04:41 AM #23
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Congrats to both you and Dolores, Roy.  I am so glad that you two managed to find each other early in your lives.

Jun 13, 2018 04:59 AM #24
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Congratulations!!!  :)

Jun 13, 2018 05:01 AM #25
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ


53 years.

During that time you saw all the stages. Infatuation, power struggle. disillusionment, complacency, tradition and now legacy.

Through each phase you and Delores found the 'magic' to resolve your differences and unify in your purpose(s). That would be something to blog about.

53 years. It CAN be done!

Jun 13, 2018 05:47 AM #26
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Congratulations to you and Dolores once again, Roy. I love how after 53 years you still feel you married the best girl in the world!

Jun 13, 2018 06:17 AM #28
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

"how lucky to have the best wife in the world" - what a wonderfully special, loving sentiment, and I can guarantee Dolores knows "she has the best husband in the world" - Congrats! to both of you Roy Kelley!! 

Jun 13, 2018 08:01 AM #29
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
AZuRE Team - Realty ONE Group - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Congratulations Roy Kelley and Dolores! You are an inspiration to all of us. I'm proud to be connected to you.

Jun 13, 2018 09:02 AM #31
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

How did I miss this post!  Happy Anniversary to you Roy and your wonderful wife Dolores.  You are the luckiest man in the world!

Jun 15, 2018 12:28 PM #33
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, so sorry to miss this post, and Happy Anniversary to you and Dolores.  So many cannot get this far in a marriage!  

Jun 16, 2018 07:59 AM #35
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

First, a belated Happy 53rd Anniversary to Roy and Dolores.  I am sorry and have no idea how I missed this.  I loved your story of some of the happenings in your life back 53 years ago.  Beautiful, Roy - as beautiful as your flower of the day.

Jun 18, 2018 08:01 AM #38
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Congratulations Roy and Delores!  Happy for you both...

so Roy do you think one of the secrets to a long and happy marriage is love, trust and a wife who cooks really really good?!!?

Jul 12, 2018 01:20 AM #41
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

Sorry I missed this last month. I loved Annette's most realistic comment. When you celebrate an anniversary these days, you know you've seen it all and this is the real thing. All the best to you and Delores now and forever more.

Jul 12, 2018 08:22 AM #42
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thanks so much for your good wishes for our anniversary. Your comments are much appreciated.

Jul 12, 2018 08:26 AM #43
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Aug 28, 2018 01:06 PM #44
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