Positive Thoughts on Our Anniversary

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Positive Thoughts on Our Anniversary


Carol Williams and Anna Banana Kruchten have challenged members of ActiveRain to rise above the pandemic by focusing on the positive elements of our lives.

Today marks a very positive milestone at our home. It is our 55th wedding anniversary. Dolores and I were married on June 12, 1965 in the church my family attended in my hometown, Cradock, Portsmouth, Virginia. I am lucky to have the best wife in the world. We are so fortunate to be able to celebrate this special day because many of our friends and relatives were unable to reach this milestone. I wonder how many of those who will read this post have marriages that have lasted longer than ours.

Dolores and I have been staying at home for the past three months in the social distancing mode. The only other people who have been in our home during this shelter in home period have been workman who were performing needed work. We are fortunate to have a comfortable home and since we are retired, we have not needed to worry about business operations. We have learned a lot about home delivery services and family members have frequently delivered groceries to our front door. 

We have missed our regular day trips to locations like Longwood Gardens and visits to our favorite museums. We look forward to be able to visit area wineries and breweries for the tastings we enjoy. We miss getting out to shop and to enjoy the many restaurants in our area and hope that we will soon be able to again enjoy those activities. Dolores wants to do her own grocery shopping and definitely misses her regular trips to Trader Joe's.

We are out of red wine and almost out of white wine. I am anxious to be able to shop at our favorite store for the wine selections that we enjoy. 

We fully understand that the new normal may be somewhat different from the normal times of the past. If we can maintain our good heath, we will be ready for many new experiences that will maintain or improve our quality of life.


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Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy Kelley and Associates


Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

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

Send an email message if you need my phone numbers. I will be happy to recommend a real estate professional if you are moving to the area.

Comments (74)

Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

This is so heartwarming! You are pretty special Roy and it would seem you have the best wife who has the best husband!! It takes 2 to tango!! 

I think you can order wine and have it delivered A toast to you both!!

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Jun 13, 2020 01:27 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

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Jun 13, 2020 04:52 AM
Jeffrey Richman
Immediate Home Solutions - Waxhaw, NC
Creative Real Estate Specialist

H1 Roy Kelley,

Much congratulations go out to you and Delores for being together so long and making this milestone.  What has been said before?  Oh yeah, this is just the beginning!  To many more!

Jun 13, 2020 06:46 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

That is so great, Roy. Happy anniversary to both of you.  We were supposed to be celebrating my parents' 50th anniversary with a trip to Europe...2 years late.  2 years ago, my dad was in the hospital (he's okay now) and last year my brother couldn' coordinate schedules and well this year is out.  I'm hoping by next year we can go.

Glad you're enjoying the time at home and have most of what you need.  I've been ordering food, too.

Jun 13, 2020 07:15 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Roy Kelley WIshing you both a wonderfully happy and healthy anniversary. Your featured entry to the contest is perfect and so are you two as a special couple.

Jun 13, 2020 09:50 AM
James (Jim) Lawson, DBA
DomainRealty.com LLC - Bonita Springs, FL
Broker Associate, RSPS, BPOR, HI & PE

Congratulations Roy and Dolores. So happy to hear all is going well.

Stella and I will be married 57 years this this coming October 12th. We married real young and had to figure it out along the way. A happy and fulfilling marriage is priceless.  

Jun 13, 2020 11:57 AM
Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector
SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno - Bourbonnais, IL
The Home Inspector With a Heart!

And many moooooooooooore. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKSkBsnfkFA

I think you will like this.

Jun 14, 2020 05:11 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you and Dolores, and 55 years to one person - Wowsers!    You two make a great couple.  Out of wine -- that is an emergency!

Jun 14, 2020 05:46 AM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in German and Real Estate * M.A. ABR ASP

Happiest of Anniversaries Roy & Dolores! Such an inspiration!

Your wish is being granted as MD is cautiously moving into the next phase. I enjoyed dinner out for the first time since early March last night - sitting outside on a patio with my children. It was beautiful! 

Have the best anniversary dinner when you are able/feel safe enough to venture out!

Jun 14, 2020 10:30 AM
Paula McDonald, Ph.D.
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

So beautiful Roy! Thank you for sharing this special post with us. Big hugs to you both on this wonderful celebration.

Jun 14, 2020 12:04 PM
Dinah Stallworth-Lewis
Priority Real Estate LLC - 318.332.8281 - Natchitoches, LA

Happy Anniversary and many more!

Jun 14, 2020 02:49 PM
Marney Kirk
Cummings & Co. Realtors - Towson, MD
Towson, Maryland Real Estate

How wonderful! Happy Anniversary!

Jun 15, 2020 12:25 PM
Tony Busanich
TD Bank - Freehold, NJ


Much congratulations and Happiest of Anniversaries Roy & Dolores! 

Wish you all the best, hope you enjoyed your day.

Jun 15, 2020 03:12 PM
Tracy Lee Parker

Happy Anniversary Lovebirds! I can't come close to your milestone but my in-laws are celebrating 63 years this June! 

Jun 16, 2020 07:20 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I'm so happy that this post was featured!

Happy Anniversary Roy and Dolores! 

Jun 16, 2020 08:43 AM
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

All the best to you and your wife. I hope you have the happiest of anniversaries.

Jun 16, 2020 04:59 PM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Congratulations & happy belated anniversary!! I hope more wine finds its way to your home soon.  :)

Jun 18, 2020 05:05 AM
Anthony Kirlew
Group 46:10 Network @ eXp Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Helping You Make Fiscally Sound Choices

Happy Anniversary to you and Dolores! Please give her my regards.

Jun 21, 2020 08:04 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your feedback.

It is always good to hear from you.

Jun 21, 2020 11:50 AM
Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager

Hello Roy!

Sorry to miss this post and the opportunity to wish you a very "Happy Anniversary" last year.  I will look forward to wishing you and Dolores a happy "56th" this June 2021!

I too have definitely missed my normal routine over these past several months but have also found new ways to keep my life occupied and appreciate more of the little things in life

Jan 22, 2021 06:08 AM

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