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This is to wish happy anniversary to my mom n dad. Not sure how big it is elsewhere but from whenever I remember we have always celebrated this day as a holiday. These guys are total goofballs with a terrific sense of humour towards life and a tenacity to face the many hurdles that came their way. They got married in 1978 after 9 years of dating with a lot of opposition. Even today I have friends who do not have the liberty to choose their own partners. Imagine fighting for that some 40 odd years ago.. Here’s wishing them many more happy ones to come!

PS: If you are wondering about the Chanel bit, Dad got a little 5ml No.5 bottle from Paris a couple of months before their wedding. The cardboard cover is all yellowed and in tatters. The perfume is long gone but I kid you not, that bottle still has fragrance as if new, after 33 years. I will prove it to you if you meet me. Anywho, that signifies their relationship to me. Timeless and uniquely fragrant.

Hope to find that someday for myself.

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17 responses

  1. elmediat

    Great composition 1 Your portraits of your mom & dad really catch a sense of character. The Chanel bit is a really nice touch.

    May 22, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    • dhaami

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting! Really appreciate the kind words :)

      May 24, 2011 at 1:34 pm

  2. My very best wishes to the beautiful couple. :D

    May 22, 2011 at 10:59 am

    • dhaami

      Thank you! I will surely convey your wishes to them

      May 22, 2011 at 2:57 pm

  3. Happy Anniversary to your parents. What a special tribute to them. I love how you have added the Chanel to the photo – which has so much meaning to you. Really lovely.

    May 20, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    • dhaami

      Thank you Samantha! It’s little things like that which make up memories, isn’t it? :)

      May 20, 2011 at 8:48 pm

      • Absolutely and I’m sure them seeing you dedication will become a memory in itself that they will treasure :)

        May 21, 2011 at 4:16 am

  4. Very sweet tribute! A love story in your house itself!! :-) What difficult steps they have left for you to follow. *just kidding

    May 20, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    • dhaami

      Thanks! And you are right.. it makes it so hard for me to like guys of my generation ;)

      May 20, 2011 at 8:49 pm

  5. Navi Sandhu Photography

    Congratulations to your parents :-)

    May 20, 2011 at 10:49 am

    • dhaami

      Thank you Navi!

      May 20, 2011 at 8:49 pm

  6. MemeMoi

    This made me feel warm and fuzzy inside :-)

    May 19, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    • dhaami

      awww.. i love that I gave you the warm fuzzies :)

      May 20, 2011 at 8:49 pm

  7. Happy anniversary to your parents! I love the channel metaphor, and all the pictures in the post are awesome!

    May 19, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    • dhaami

      Thank you Belen! I will convey your sweet wishes to them :)

      May 20, 2011 at 8:50 pm

  8. blogsreflexion

    Wonderful post.

    May 19, 2011 at 11:13 am

    • dhaami

      Thank you Anubhuti! :)

      May 19, 2011 at 12:24 pm

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