Happy 75th Anniversary, Joe & Laura Silva 4/27/2021

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Real Estate Agent with Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 REB.0759001

I have been told that it was a wonderful spring day on April 27, 1946 in Cambridge Ma when Joe Silva, stood at the altar while Laura Sousa was escorted down the aisle in that church.

I once asked Mom, who baby sat for us when they got married and was rewarded with a time out.

The years have offered their ups and downs, but both still enjoy each others company. Maybe more so because they can't hear each other that well any more. They still live in the house we built in 1981 and someone checks in on them daily.

So it was only appropriate that we gather as a family to have a meal and a piece of cake, maybe similar to that day 75 years ago.

There are only 2 members of the original wedding party still around. The maid of honor, my mothers sister Aida, and the wrong bearer, Tony. Tony made the party, Aida doesn't get out much and the Covid is still an issue.

The photos is Mom (98) and Dad (100) with the ring bearer, Tony who was 6 at the time of the wedding.

Joe and Laura had 2 sons, Joe and Ed and that led to 3 grand children and 3 great grand children 

We had a pleasant day and while it may not have been as grand as the original wedding day, the emotions ran high and all had a good time.

Happy 75th Anniversary, Joe & Laura Silva  4/27/2021

 

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Ed Silva  Mapleridge Realty, LLC,   203-206-0754

Comments (28)

Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

@Brian, Thank you  It's all the better as they all like each other as well.

Apr 27, 2021 06:17 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Ed! Tell them a very happy 75th wedding anniversary!

Apr 27, 2021 07:06 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for telling us about this very special anniversary.

I hope they are recording their memories.

Apr 27, 2021 07:35 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

I am so glad you shared this. How wonderful a story and how great you can still enjoy your folks.

Apr 27, 2021 07:50 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Ed,

Thank you for your beautiful story.  Happy Anniversary to you Mom and Dad.  How nice that the family grew!  A

Apr 27, 2021 07:53 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Ed, Happy Anniversary to Joe & Laura, they raised a wonderful family.

Apr 27, 2021 03:18 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed you are lucky you only got a timeout for asking that question, and not a wooden paddle across your tooshie.  ☺️

Apr 27, 2021 04:07 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

My parents would have been married for 73 years this year come June. You are blessed Ed, my friend. Black and white photography add so much class to a wedding picture... 

Apr 27, 2021 04:33 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Ed,  Thank you for sharing this beautiful love story.  Great pictures of your wonderful family.

Apr 27, 2021 07:51 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Ed, that is some very special history you shared with us.  75 years!!!  What a beautiful gown.  Thank you for sharing.  Mark

Apr 28, 2021 05:15 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

What a priceless thing that is to still have your parents, and their ability to celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary, Ed.  Very very rare!

Apr 28, 2021 06:49 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Ed, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Apr 28, 2021 06:52 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Oh wow, that's so amazing.  75 years. That's longer than the Queen of England. What wonderful pictures.

May 14, 2021 05:09 AM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Ed,

What a blessing & amazing story. Congratulations to the happy couple 75 years after the fact. So cool to have the ring bearer there. I see why they might be so healthy. Anyone, who puts plenty of fresh fruit on their sweet cakes has healthy living figured out.

May 14, 2021 08:52 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Rocky Dickerson   Thank you, they received a lot of well wishes from family and friends.

Roy Kelley   At their age,  they are lucky to remember to take their meds

May 14, 2021 10:13 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Sheila Anderson   Thank you, every day is getting to be an adventure with them.

 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel   The family has 4 generations covered at this point

May 14, 2021 10:14 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

John Pusa   They started as 2 and we now count 15 at full dinners.

 

George Souto   I've always had a mischief.  At their 50th party, I commented on how they celebrated a 50th anniversary the same year I celebrated my 52th birthday.  That also went over well with my Mom.

May 14, 2021 10:18 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS   Back then it was standard, but it does look good.

 

Bob Crane   Thanks, we have been taking the family photo at all major events just to record the family all being together

May 14, 2021 10:19 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint   I should ask Mom if she even knows where it is.  Thanks for the kind words.

 

Myrl Jeffcoat   We are special as all their close friends are gone.

Thank you also for the acknowledgment in the Group, No Pun intended I'm sure

May 14, 2021 10:23 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Debbie Gartner   It would have been appropriate then for Mom to have a crown?

 

Dorte Engel   Mom always cooked fresh each day, and even today she watches what she and Dad eat .

May 14, 2021 10:25 AM
Dorte Engel

That seems to be a recipe to follow for the rest of us.

May 14, 2021 10:34 AM