58th wedding anniversary and other events

58ème anniversaire de mariage  et autres événements

58th wedding anniversary and other events

English version below the pictures

La première photo, envoyée par mon cousin René , celui qui parle aux phoques et aux petits canards,  montre une voiture Citroën C4 de 1928. Elle a 5 ans de plus que moi. Pas tellement ! Mon cousin a envoyé cette photo probablement parce que j’ai acheté en février 2017 une voiture Citroën C4 (photo 2) bien sûr totalement différente de son ancêtre. Cette  récente C4 s’appelle «Cactus». Quel nom! 🙂 
Entre les deux voitures, 89 ans ont passé: une vie

Citroën C4 1928
Citroën C4 Modele Cactus bought in February 2017

The first photo , sent to me by my cousin René , the one who talks to the seals and to the little ducks , shows a car Citroën C4 from 1928.  It is  5 years older than me . Not so much ! My cousin sent this photo probably because I bought in February 2017 a car Citroën  C4 ( photo 2) of course totally different of its ancestor . This recent C4 is called « Cactus » . What a name !  🙂
Between the two cars 89 years have passed : a lifetime !

Puisque nous parlons de la vie, Janine et moi fêtions hier notre 58ème anniversaire de mariage. Pour être exact, cet anniversaire est aujourd’hui le 18 février, mais nous sommes allés dans un restaurant hier dimanche vers midi, après la messe. Ah! mes amies ! Quel repas! Quel repas!

C’est probablement pourquoi je suis tombé en sortant du restaurant. Le pas de la porte était haut. Tout mon corps et surtout mon genou droit se sont écrasés sur les pavés du trottoir. Un étranger, un gentil Samaritain probablement, aida Janine à me lever. C’était douloureux pour le moment mais quelque temps après, j’étais mieux et j’ai pensé à l’une des Béatitudes entendues le matin à l’ église! (béatitudes de St Luc 6,20-26 ) 
« Heureux, vous qui pleurez maintenant : vous rirez ! »

Durs les pavés du trottoir pour ce pauvre Michel . Hard the cobblestones of the sidewalk for this poor Michel ! 🙂

Since we are talking about life, yesterday, Janine and I were celebrating our 58th wedding anniversary. To be exact, this anniversary is today February 18th, but we went to a restaurant yesterday Sunday around noon, after the Mass. Ah! my friends ! What a meal! What a meal!

That’s probably why I fell in leaving the restaurant. The step of the door was high. My whole body and especially my right knee crashed on the cobblestones of the sidewalk. A stranger, probably  a nice Samaritan  helped Janine to   get me up. It was painful at the moment but some time later, I was better and  I thought about one of the Beatitudes  of Luke (6,21) heard at the church in the morning:
Blessed are you who weep now ,  for you will laugh.”

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99 Responses to 58th wedding anniversary and other events

  1. weggieboy says:

    Wow! What an eventful day! Happy (Late) Birthday, Happy (Late) Anniversary, and thank goodness you weren’t more seriously injured in your fall, Michel! Congratulations to you and Janine on 58 years of marriage, too! That is an amazing number that many people don’t achieve in their marriages. May you two have many, many more!

  2. mrswrangler says:

    Sorry to here that you fell. Congratulations on that many years together. Anything over 50 is a bonus in my eyes. Death likes to strike early in some cases like my dad and 15 years later my mom is still alone living on memories.

  3. Happy Anniversay. Cheers to you and Janine! 🥂❤️

  4. judyrutrider says:

    Oh, Michel! It’s so painful to fall on the pavement. I do hope you did not damage your knee. I think you should take up mountain biking as it is safer than restaurant steps 🙂

  5. Eat Right Chef Louisa says:

    Félicitation, Michel et Jeanine! 58 ans! C’est incroyable et précieux! Wish you many more blissful years to come ❤💕💞

  6. wissh says:

    Congratulations and happy anniversary to you and Janine, I’m glad you had a wonderful dinner together. I’m very sorry about the fall. They are so scary now that we aren’t kids anymore. Back then we bounced right back up and ran on our way. I’m glad you had no serious injuries.
    ❤️ Christine

    • Thank you Christine . Yes we got an excellent time at the restaurant . We were two like 58 years ago . The fall did not make serious damages at my knee ; this is only a bit sensitive .

  7. mimiwi2013 says:

    I pray that no damage to your knee was done! You have enough to deal with as it is!! But glad that it wasn’t worse! God is Good!! Happy Anniversary to both of you. We celebrated your anniversary this morning with Ken shoveling another 3 inches of snow. On Friday, our 58th anniversary, we will be going to church for the Devotional Service I attend every month. The only service I can handle any more, because it is only 1/2 hour, and no getting up and down in the pew. Communion is given while seated in the pew. Enjoy the rest of your day, Michel and Janine! And hopefully, many more anniversaries left to celebrate together!! ❤ Nancy and Ken

    • Useless to say we often speak of you both with Janine, Nancy and Ken, as you are a similar couple in USA. Please do’n’ t worry with my knee . Today it is simply a bit sensitive but at the moment I was not happy to spoil a so beautiful time . I will go on your Facebook page to say our congratulations for your 58th wedding anniversary . ❤

  8. Susan Joos says:

    Oh no, your poor knee! I winced when I read that, since my knee surgery was just a little over a year ago and the thought of falling on it makes me nervous.

    At least you had a delicious meal, and a Good Samaritan come to your aid!

    Happy anniversary to you and Janine; it probably doesn’t seem like it’s been nearly that long. Congratulations!

    • You are right Susan we always have to take care where we put our feet to keep our balance . Janine got also a surgery at her knee some years ago . Now at this knee she got arthritis but this does not bother her for gardening.

  9. Neil Fidler says:

    A Happy and Blessed Anniversary to you and Janine, my friend! God bless you both. I’m sorry to hear of your unfortunate accident, but happy that the injury was not serious and that you are on the mend. Both of those cars look fantastic, and you know I always prefer the classics! In friendship! Neil

  10. Carole says:

    J espère que vous avez passé un bon moment au restaurant et que vous vous êtes régalés. Comment va ton genou ? Je pense bien à vous on vous embrasse

  11. onedanyankee says:

    The old Citroen is beautiful. A taxi, I assume? The new Cactus looks much more comfortable and reliable, though. I’m glad you had an enjoyable dinner to celebrate your anniversary. What’s better in life than good food with good company? Happy Anniversary and congratulations to you and Janine! I’m sorry to hear you fell, but I’m glad to hear you can laugh about it today. I hope for you both that year 59 is even better than all the ones before.

  12. Rachel says:

    My dear friend, we fall in the same week! I am almost recovered; I hope you will soon be well.
    My best wishes on a beautiful marriage! You are the example to be followed for the teamwork that you and Janine show to the world. My congratulations! ❤️

  13. Happy Anniversary to you and your lovely wife. 58 yrs is a milestone. Lovely meal and not so good 3-point landing when leaving. Hope you’re over this fall soon. But so glad you got to celebrate. Yes, always later, we sometimes have to laugh after a mishap. At least I do and hope no one seen me do a 3-point landing. Now take care of that knee. Hugs to you both. ❤ love Marilyn

  14. Happy Anniversary! Congratulations to you and Janine. You are an inspiration. God bless and keep you both, and give you more years together.

    Much love,
    Caroline ❤️

    P.S. You need to plan a fantastic celebration for your 60th!

  15. blb1 says:

    Happy Anniv. to you both. I am so sorry you fell.

  16. Annalisa says:

    Heureux Anniversaire Michel et Janine! Qu’elle est jolie,la petite-fille de l’ancienne Citroen!
    (Moi aussi je suis tombée sur mes genoux en courant après mon petit-fils… j’ai eu de la peine à me relever. Mais tout va passer, doucement doucement…). Meilleurs voeux, prenez soin de vous, puisque vous êtes précieux.

  17. Happy Anniversary. 🙂 I like both of the cars.

  18. Annalisa says:

    P.S. I’m using the horses’ arnica gel on hematomas, it is highly concentrate and works very well also on humans… Your daughter the Duchesse can help you to find it.

    • Thanks Annalisa for the tip. Yes, my daughter has this arnica gel and us too. But at my knee there is skin flayed. It’s like a superficial wound. Janine applied an adhesive antiseptic dressing.

  19. Happy Anniversary to you and Jeanine! I hope your poor knee is on the mend. Tumbling is no way to end an evening! I love the then and now auto photos. After eighty nine years you would think the differences would be astounding. We have come a long way to remain in comfort while stuck in traffic 🙂

  20. Leslie DeCillis says:

    Many hearty congratulations to you Michel, for your beautiful anniversary. I am sorry that you fell, but I loved the quote from Luke 🙂 I look forward to following you in coming times.

  21. Stéphanie says:

    OUP oup, oup, j’ai vu le dessin et je me suis fut, il est tombé en sortant du restaurant. Quel choc pour toi et pour Janine! Espérant que tu ne souffriras pas trop de bleus. J’aime beaucoup lire tes postes, Michel. Prends soin de toi….Amitiés Stéphanie

  22. Stéphanie says:

    OUP oup, oup, j’ai vu le dessin et je me suis DIT,
    il est tombé en sortant du restaurant. Quel choc pour toi et pour Janine! Espérant que tu ne souffriras pas trop de bleus. J’aime beaucoup lire tes postes, Michel. Prends soin de toi….Amitiés Stéphanie

    • Oui ,Stéphanie, j’ étais un peu distrait! Il faut toujours faire attention à la marche ! 🙂
      J ‘ ai simplement une plaie superficielle
      Merci pour ton commentaire /
      Amitiés à vous deux

  23. blb1 says:

    I loved the oldest car. Probably wouldn’t do well on today’s traffic and roads.

  24. Marion Manson says:

    Firstly, a very happy 58th wedding anniversary to update and Janine, Michel! But, I’m very sorry to see you’ve fallen so badly. It’s an awful shock and so painful! ❤

  25. Happy and Blessed anniversary to you and Janine. I hope the aftermath of the fall did not become worse. I am always hurting more the next day 😦 Lots of love to you both ❤

  26. julie says:

    Happy anniversary to you both , hope you are not to sore today after your fall , at least you had a lovely meal to remember the say

  27. Oh, I am so sorry to hear about your fall! 😦 Your drawing explained it all. That is so scary! 😦 How is your knee today? (prayers and ❤ for you)

    Happy 58th Anniversary to you and Janine!!! 🙂 You 2 are an inspiration of love and joy! 🙂 YAY for the wonderful meal in celebration! 🙂

    Both of the cars are beautiful! 🙂
    58 HUGS for you and Janine!!! 🙂 (58 HUGS might take awhile to give! HA! 😀 )

  28. Isabel Capillas says:

    Happy Anniversary to you and Janine🍾🥂🎊!!58 years of love and bonding through thick and thin that was really great! Hope your knee is feeling much better, Uncle Michel❤️

  29. Winnie Senty says:

    It is with joy that I rejoice with to you and Jeaninne on your 58th wedding anniversary! That is so amazing and such an accomplishment. My longest marriage was 14 years and my shortest was 4 1/2. It’s so difficult to stay married today because people represent them selves in one way before you get married and afterward you find out differently! You and Jeaninne are deeply in love and it shows. May you enjoy many more and please don’t trip and fall. Next time you call me and I’ll come to France and I’ll go with you and make sure you don’t fall down!

  30. joyce says:

    happy anniversary, michel and janine- what a wonderful long life you have had together. my parents would have celebrated their 61st anniversary in december, except that my dad passed away in november. they, too, had a good long life together. the commitment to one person for such a long time is a good example to others who may be watching.

  31. Happy Anniversary Michel! God bless you both as you continue to grow in love for each other! So sorry you fell.

  32. Lavinia Ross says:

    Happy 58th Anniversary, Michel and Janine! I am glad to hear you had a good dinner at the restaurant, but so sorry you fell. I hope you are alright, dear friend! ❤

    Much love to you, Janine and the family, ❤

  33. attatudy says:

    Happy Anniversary to you both. And my parents anniversary is also Feb.18 as well. My oldest Daughter’s Birthday is Feb.18 as well. Popular month. 🙂

  34. puffpop says:

    A very happy anniversary to you and Janine…May God continue to bless you both with good health. I am so very sorry about your fall. I’m glad that you aren’t hurt but falls happen to often when you reach a ‘certain” age so do be careful. We want you around and healthy for a long time yet.

    votre amie,

  35. cocosangel says:

    Happy 58th Wedding Anniversary to both of you and Janine. How wonderful, you both being married for so long, and live a beautiful life with children and grandchildren. God has blessed you a lot. ❤

  36. Zakiah says:

    Dear Michel, I am so sorry to hear that you fell right outside the restaurant. I am glad you are doing okay though. If that happened in the United States, the restaurant would have got sued because the threshold was too high or too low or just because it was there….

    Happy anniversary to you and Janine. Have another great year with your beautiful partner in life. Blessings to both of you.


  37. Michel et Janine – je vous souhaite un bel anniversaire!! C’est merveilleux 🙂 Cheers to many more happy years together!

    Sorry to hear about your fall!!! I’m glad you did not break any bones. Faites attention, mon ami!

  38. marica0701 says:

    58 years, how amazing! Happy anniversary!

    Sorry to hear of your fall. I hope that you are feeling better by now!

    I love the look of your new Citroen. But I also love the old 1920s and 1930s cars 🙂

  39. suester7 says:

    Wow, 58 years! Congrats! And may God bless the both of you with many more!

    Sorry to hear too you fell, but glad it’s nothing too serious, and you are able to make a drawing out of it.

    My grandmother (who’s 89), fell last year, and ended up in hospital for a day or two. Today she’s fine and walking about, looking for her favorite bargains. 🙂

  40. L. Marie says:

    Joyeux anniversaire, Michel and Janine!
    So sorry to hear about your fall. I hope you are feeling better.
    Love to you both. ❤️

  41. `Happy Anniversary.
    I’m sorry to hear about your fall. I hope you are doing well now. Hugs.

  42. Anne-Marie says:

    Une belle journée et quelques soucis après le bon repas. Avec beaucoup de chance aussi!
    Félicitations pour votre 58ème anniversaire de mariage et une toute bonne continuation en la 59ème!
    Amitiés, AM

  43. Tribo, OCarm says:

    Congratulations, Michel and Janine! Two more years and that’s 60! An amazing testament to love…

  44. Véronique says:

    Perfides trottoirs !
    Faut-il donc tout voir
    pour ne pas choir ?

    Haïku impromptu !
    J’espère que tout va bien et vous embrasse tous les deux,

    • Merci pour ton superbe haïku , Véronique . .D’autant plus qu’il est impromptu.
      Pour nous cela va à peu près ( j ai une forte tension artérielle depuis Jeudi
      J ‘ ai appris que tu avais de sérieux soucis avec un plafond . Nous pensons à toi bien fort

  45. How are you doing, Michel? Are you healed from your fall?
    (((HUGS))) and continued prayers 🙂

  46. Sartenada says:

    Congratulations being so long time married. My hat! I wish that You are alright now after Your fall. I fell down on this slippery street this winter when I crossed the street. I didn’t get up, but my wife helped me. My chest was painful for a couple of weeks. Luckily, I got my head up, so it didn’t get hurt.

    Bonne journée à vous,

  47. nhislop says:

    I am so sorry that you fell! Please be very careful!

    Belated congratulations on your 58th anniversary! A long and happy marriage!

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