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Old 12-19-2018, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Northern panhandle WV
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In September I celebrated my 50th wedding anniversary. I was wondering how many of you who have been married a long time still have any of your wedding presents ?
I still have ONE small fry pan and One pillow case from a set we got. Everything else has vanished over the years and the MANY moves we made.

How about you?
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Old 12-19-2018, 01:10 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Our (good) dishes survived 42 years so far.
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Old 12-19-2018, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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A lot of them. I was married in 1971.
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Old 12-19-2018, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Not much! I got a lot of pretty but useless stuff I hung on to for decades just because it was a wedding present. I finally got over that! The last thing I got rid of was a silver tray I had been polishing forever that had never been used!
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Old 12-19-2018, 01:31 PM
 
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Some we do, some have worn out and some have been forwarded to those who could use them more than we could. After 34 years, there are quite a few we use frequently.
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Old 12-19-2018, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Asheville NC
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We have been married for 46 years and still have many of our wedding presents. The appliances, sheets and towels are long gone of course, but the Fine China, Crystal and Silver are still in good shape. And we still enjoy using them. We got rid of the Corelle ware that would never brake. We have some small Corning Ware covered casserole dishes that are perfect for the microwave. We even have two fondue pots with the plates and forks that are a blast to bring out when we have friends over for wine and snacks.
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Old 12-19-2018, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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In September I celebrated my 50th wedding anniversary. I was wondering how many of you who have been married a long time still have any of your wedding presents ?
I still have ONE small fry pan and One pillow case from a set we got. Everything else has vanished over the years and the MANY moves we made.

How about you?
I still have a couple from my first marriage, which took place in 1981. My favorite gift, then and now, was a set of two dozen crochet covered wooden hangers that my beloved friend and neighbor Elsie had made. They were perfect for hanging up delicate items, and I still use them to this day. Only one of them has unraveled, the rest are still perfect, and every time I take one out of the closet, I am reminded of my dear friend, who passed on some time ago.
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Old 12-19-2018, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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Almost all of them, in fact right now I'm sitting on the couch with a throw that was a wedding present. All these years later, it's still in good shape.
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Old 12-19-2018, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Texas of course
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The things we still had I got rid of when we downsized. All the china, everything went. I decided we wouldn't move anything we didn't use on a regular basis. At one time all those things meant so much to me but I haven't missed any of it.
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Old 12-19-2018, 02:57 PM
 
Location: WA
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We have a few items after 41 years, but the wife has china from her first wedding ten years earlier.
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