This is what we do for the joy of the King,
For His peaceable Kingdom,
For a world in despair.
And this is why we bring any hope we can give,
Any bread from the table,
Any touch of His hand.
This is what we do.
This is where we go.
This is why we sing.
This is how we live.
This is who we are.

Friday, June 13, 2008

36 Years!

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Lyn and I leave tomorrow for a 3-day trip to Palm Desert, in celebration of our 36th anniversary on Monday! Yep, THIRTY-SIX years!  Three dozen!!! It's hard to fathom that we're reaching this milestone--but very cool at the same time.  I remember a time when someone's BEING 36 seemed like they were in the throes of old age!  I'm happy to report that they have been 36 great years!

I love numbers (even though I hate math), and the number 36 is an especially cool here's a little trivia I discovered:

1. 36 is a square number:  6 x 6 = 36
2. 36 is a triangular number:  1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8= 36
3. A beer barrel is 36 gallons
4. William Shakespeare wrote 36 plays
5. The probability of throwing double six on two dice is one in 36
6. The American flag had 36 stars from 1865 to 1876 - Nevada was the 36th state
7. 36 is evenly divided by 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 12, and 18
8. 36 is the number of degrees in the angle of all 5 tips in a perfect star
9. 36 multiplied by any other number ALWAYS produces a quotient whose individual digits add up to NINE.  
    i.e.  36 x 2 = 72 (7+2 = 9)
    or   36 x 36 = 1296 (1+2+9+6 = 18) (1+8 = 9)

Neat, huh?

Anyway, I've loved my great wife for 36 years, and there's nothing "trivial" about that!  Happy anniversary, Lyn!


VikingMom said...

Congratulations to you two! Now I'll never forget how long you've been married because I'm 36 myself. Let's hope you all make it to 100 years!

Heidi said...

Congratulations to the both of you - that's awesome! Neither one of you look old enough to have been married for 36 years!

Don said...

Thanks to both of you, Laurel and Heidi. (OH GOSH! You guys should work up a Laurel and Hardy routine! That would be a scream! Sorry 'bout that...when I wrote Laurel and Heidi, my mind just went there!)

Anyway... thanks again for the kind words from both of you.

It's beautiful but HOTTTT out here in Palm Desert!

Diane Davis said...

i enjoyed visiting with you and lyn the other day (i wish we had more time).

i'm glad you guys got away and hope your having a wonderful time!

oh, and good timing on the anniversary being the same weekend as Kristi's move. :)