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Old January 3rd, 2008, 09:16 AM
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Yes today January 3, 2008 marks another milestone in our lives. January 3, 1942 Helen and I made our lifetime commitment. We are still loving each other the same as we did 66 years ago. We will celebrate by going out to Dinner. Place is not yet decided.

Future brings us here and for many more to come.

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Ray and Helen, congratulations.

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Old January 3rd, 2008, 09:40 AM
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Yes today January 3, 2008 marks another milestone in our lives. January 3, 1942 Helen and I made our lifetime commitment. We are still loving each other the same as we did 66 years ago. We will celebrate by going out to Dinner. Place is not yet decided.

Future brings us here and for many more to come.

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WOW!!!! I was still 8 1/2 years in the future when you tied the knot!!!! I will only be 117 when Marj and I reach 66 years of wedded bliss. Congratulations on your milestone and best wishes for many more from Marj and I.
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Ray and Helen.......wishing you many more years of happy wedded bliss and CRUISING! I still chuckle over the story on the ORIGINAL Get Lei'd cruise about the fire in the Model T....or whatever the car was.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!

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We have shared two special anniversary days with you and Helen, and it's so wonderful to see the love you both share. Cupid sure did a good job with THAT arrow! I hope to share more special days with you in the years to come! Hugs to you both, on this very important day.
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FANTASTIC! The lovely Mrs. Jones (Vita) and I send along our very best, to one of the nicest couples we've ever had the honor to meet! We hope to sail with you again this year, and look forward to seeing you at the next "Central Florida CruiseMates" dinner.

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What a great day indeed. I congratulate you both on being together for so many years.

Have a good night, and many more years to come.

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Once again, Congrats Ray & Helen.

And if I may also take this opportunity to say a heart-felt Well Done for choosing such a dashing bride as your spouse! You did good, Ray!

Ray, as I told you last nite, I've known the Mrs exactly half the time you 2 beautiful people are celebrating and this Jan 27 we celebrate 29 years of Married Bliss. Although the Mrs might beg to differ

Serenade your love tonite Ray by singing to Helen:

Darling happy anniversary
Another year of love has gone by
Thank you for each day you give to me
My darling happy anniversary

Is not getting older much better
You bring so much happiness each day
Everything you are keeps me so in love
I thank to heaven that you came my way

Darling happy anniversary...

Let a stop and count our many blessings
Cause love like ours don't happen every day
And year after year we'll keep remembering
Our anniversary in a special way

Darling happy anniversary...


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Old January 3rd, 2008, 10:38 AM
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Ray, Congratulations! The love you and Helen share is simply beautiful! Thinking back, my parents married the same year as you and Helen.

May you and Helen have a wonderful evening and many more years of happiness!
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May I say congratulations and may your '08 be truly great !!
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Ray & Helen,,,

Sure hope you have a special day,,,for a special couple.
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Another wonderful milestone, for a wonderful couple. Wishing you another 66 together! You are both a celebration all the time!

Have been lucky enough to cruise with you two several times, and looking forward to sailing with you several more times. You're our cruise idols.
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Tremendous! All the best.

Splurge and go to the specialty restaurant. Oh, wait, you're on land for a change.
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What a great story! There is nothing like happiness in marriage and I am tickled that you both got it right and have enjoyed each other all these years.
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Congratulations Ray and Helen and here's Betty and my wish, to you, for MANY, MANY more to come!!!

Have a wonderful anniversary!
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Ray and Helen,
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Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary! to the both of you!
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Please add my Congratulations to the list you have received thus far.
I hope that you enjoy many more wonderful years together travelling the globe.
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Happy Anniversary Ray and Helen! You're an inspiration to all of us!
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Congrats Ray and Helen,
I seem to remember celebrating your 60's anniv. on a cruise, what fun that was!
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Congratulations Ray and Helen. The love you share is a rare and beautiful flower, treasure it.

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Ray and Helen......congratulations on so many years together!!! You two are the ideal to which all should aspire!
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Ray and Helen, congratulations.

Now I feel like a rookie, next month the Mrs and I will celebrate our 29th. 66 years, I envie you. But they do say, when you meet the right person, your life turns for the better, much better

Congratulations.

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Congrats to you Helen and Ray!!!!!!!! You guys are such a special couple and great to cruise with on our Cruisemates adventures. John & Priscilla
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the Captain is hoping Ray will come back today and post the "sordid" details of his hot date, yesterday!
Makes for interesting gossip around the watercooler! Please come back and do tell, Ray.

Hope you 2 beautiful people had a GREAT & MEMORABLE day, yesterday.


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OK I am back. We had wonderful delicious dinner at the RED LOBSTER last night. So nice just the two of us together. We held hands and stared at each other and each thought "Is this really Happening". We could remember just after Pearl Harbor we were so in love and thought we better do something. The War was getting closer for me and guess what. We did get married.

We have had many bumps and struggles through our life together but all of those were smoothed out and mostly it has been fair sailings ever since. We have raised 6 children and all have their own families. We lost our youngest in an automobile accident when he was 24. He and his Feiance were killed. All the others have thrived producing us at the Present 18 Grand Children and 13 Great Grands. Just got a call last night that we were gonna have the 14th Grand next August. What a family.
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Ray and Helen,

I have only been married for 24 years, so 66 seems so far away. I just wanted to say that you are an inspiration to me and my husband. Seeing (through words and photos) the love you two share is truly an amazing thing. Thank you for being such wonderful role models.
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OK, so I'm a day late (I only just got home) but I have to send you and Helen my best wishes too! I have a wonderful memory of sharing your 65th anniversary last year on board the Celebrity Century with a happy bunch of CruiseMates. I seem to remember singing a song as well....
Anyway Ray and Helen, hats off to you both, our cruise heros! May you celebrate many more cruises and many more years together!

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