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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

It all started at the Ramada Inn....back in the kitchen

I knew he was gonna be mine the moment I laid eyes on him
It was my first day of work as a waitress at Ramada Inn....
He walked by me sporting that puffy blue down parka and a box radio on his shoulder...
My friend Deb said...."He's the dishwasher".
I was just 15, never dated but knew he would be mine,
 I just had to convince him of that.
6 months later, he asked me out, and yes now I was 16 so I could date!

One month later, I was his date for his Senior prom. 
We attended the same high school so I thought I was pretty cool dating a senior. 
Me...just a sophomore
Here we are, high school sweet hearts on Prom day. (Circa 1977)
*just a side note, my mom wore this dress to our wedding*

Fast forward to 5 years later...
Mr. & Mrs. Rick Hemmer
April 3, 1982
~ ~ ~

Fast forward 31 years...

This guy is really too good to be true, 
 every single morning, I thank God for him, he truly is a gift.

I am blessed beyond measure....Love you Mr. Hemmer,  from the Mrs.
Happy 31st Anniversary


  1. Oh, my, Jackie, you are making me all teary-eyed. Happy 31st anniversary to both of you, Mr. and Mrs. Hemmer.

    1. Thanks Audrey, it's so hard to believe that it's been 31 years....life (and God) has been good to us!

    2. May 15 will mark 31 years of marriage for us, too. Where did those years go? I meant to say also that I enjoyed the story of how you and Rick met and how you "knew."

  2. Anonymous11:02 AM

    I still got the better deal!!! Love you SPs, now lets go out to eat...

  3. Happy Anniversary to you both! How lucky you were to find each other. Here's t0 at least 31 more.

  4. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary to both of you! I loved hearing your love story and seeing the photos from your prom and wedding, very sweet.

    1. Thanks Rachel, I am truly blessed!!!

  5. Happy anniversery. I forgot to get you a card. I didn't turn my calender fast enough.

    1. No worries mom, I do that all the time with yours....June 1st!

  6. bahahahaa, there's nothing better than that Dad had a boom box on his shoulder, that will never stop being hilarious to me. It's so neat that you met so young, you guys have a beautiful story. Love you!

  7. 'Well it wasn't really a "Boom box" those hadn't been invented yet. It was a large radio, I just know it was pretty cool!

  8. What a sweet love story:) You guys are great! Congrats on 31 years!