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Saturday, March 7, 2015

March 6 1982


I say old man, are you catching a cold?

Tea Rat:

No...I think I shall cry...


that woman who draws us

is celebrating her 33rd wedding anniversary this weekend!


Whatever shall we do to help celebrate?

Tea Rat:


It's impossible even for me 

story-telling rat extraordinaire,

to tell the story

of such a remarkable journey, compadre.

All photos anita castles crowns and cottages
felted animals by penny white angels door


Rattus Scribus said...

Tea Rat: Boo hoo Sniff sniff.

Rattus: What is it, son? Tell us what's the matter. And blow your nose.


Rattus: Got it out of your system? Now why are you crying.

Tea Rat: Mum and Dad are celebrating their thirty third wedding anniversary.

Rattus: That's wonderful news. Why are you crying about that?

Tea Rat: Oh it's not that so much as, as...

Rattus: As what?

Tea Rat: As all the tea they've drank together all through the years. It's kept them strong. Calm in the face of life's adversities and all that, the center of every tender moment...

Rattus: There, there. Fancy a cup of tea?

Tea Rat: Oh yes. 33 cups in celebration of their 33 years marriage.

Rattus: Can we spread that out over a few weeks?

Tea Rat: What, got a weak bladder in your old age?

Rattus: Why don't you just say Happy Anniversary, Tea Rat.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

TEA RAT: I'll drink to that!

The Dutchess said...

Aaaaah..now we are sniffing too...

So much love..
Let me join in with the 33 cups of Tea..we adore you Guys..T.D and Me- Miss Moussie..XOXO

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Dutchess! Welcome to our anniversary celebration! Will you join me, Tea Rat, on this 33 cups of tea tea party today? We can handle it! Come on Miss M., you can start the brew for us!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Happy anniversary, love is everlasting and your photos look like a beautiful fairytale,
Sending love,

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Bebe here,
Mum and I just returned from the auto shop... Her putt putt was pooped out!

Happy Anniversary dear friends! I would love to celebrate your 33 years together... Beautiful post!
Bebe and mum

Méa Strauß said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Happy anniversary, my God, this is... Ohhhhh, I have no more words, and a little tear in my eye, because I am soooo touched...

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning everyone! Hello Méa! Hello, Penny!!!!

We are having such a lovely weekend - hard to believe we've had 33 years together, but so grateful!

Much love to you all, and thank you for visiting!

Jeanie said...

Dazzling. The photos are gorgeous -- what a beautiful bride you were! The drawings exquisite, the greetings sincere and joyful. Add my heartfelt Happy Anniversary to the list. How very glorious!

"Create Beauty" said...

Such a beautiful bride!!!!!

And the years have been kind to your still lovely face my dear!!!!!

What a treasure it is to go through life with the one with whom you fell in love!!!!!! {me too!}

Happy Anniversary!
~ Violet

Dawn said...

So much joy, dear Anita! Sending 33 happy hugs to you and Ruben! Sometimes, if we are very lucky, life gives us a fairy tale. Your love story is one of those special fairy tales. I am so happy to find you again, Anita!! I'm completely charmed by your writing and lovely artwork. You have given me another gift of Springtime! ♡

la- rêverie said...

Happy Anniversary! Very beautiful post.