Anniversaries: What's Wrong With This Picture?

Monday, August 20, 2007

I was noticing the other day that once a couple reaches the 20th anniversary, traditional gifts start to become pretty lavish. First it's china, followed by silver (25th), pearls (30th) and other precious stones. Eventually by the 50th anniversary, it's gold. The 60th is diamond and the 70th is platinum.

But notice that things start to go downhill around 80 years of marriage. Oak, that's what you get. You go straight from gems and precious metals to just plain wood. How's that for a hint that everything is spiraling downhill.

And the real kick in the pants is the 90th anniversary. Ancient lovers can finally give the gift of granite. I guess whoever made the list is assuming that you're now old enough to keel over and die and you'll most likely need a really nice tombstone.

Made of granite.


Anonymous salam said...

LOL, granite tombstone..never thought of it this way, make them two matching ones:) I get it someone's having an anniversary some time soon?

8/20/2007 1:01 PM  
Anonymous kinzi said...

good one! Granite, indeed. Ma 'a'wahum!

Welcome back from the UK!

8/20/2007 6:43 PM  
Blogger MommaBean said...

Too funny. Thanks. I'm always amused by the "traditional" anniversary gifts. I mean, where does one buy a fine tin product these days?

8/20/2007 8:31 PM  
Blogger Ammar said...

Well by the 80th year you stop telling the difference between wood, gold and milk! so why bother buying something expensive, the gifts also become heavier with time..from paper to Granite..see the gifts tend to become more usable as weapons in case the years weren't as happy as they should've!

8/20/2007 9:15 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Salam, my anniversary was while I was in England. 12 years. Will have to make up for missing it now that I'm back.

8/21/2007 11:47 AM  
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8/21/2007 11:33 PM  

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