Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Twenty years of happily ever after

Yes, dear reader, it was on this date in 1989 that Mrs. Other McCain and I went to the Gordon County Courthouse in Calhoun, Ga., and became man and wife. Probate Judge Johnny Parker presided at the ceremony, with our friends Jim and Dawn McFadden as witnesses. Here is a photo of my lovely bride I took a couple years later:

And here is a photo of me and my bride, taken by my good friend Matthew Vadum, just three days ago:

Can I pick 'em, or what? The reader will observe that Mrs. Other McCain is still just as sexy as ever. OK, so she doesn't have that cool '80s big hair anymore. But I don't have my cool Patrick Swayze mullet anymore, either.

I'll never forget when Judge Parker said, "forsaking all others, so long as you both shall live." Wow. Heavy concept. Six kids and 20 years later, I'm thinking I got the best end of this bargain. Don't you agree?

Then hit the tip jar, so maybe I can take her out to dinner.


  1. She looks fantastic, then & now, you lucky dog.

    Why did that big-hair look ever go out of style, anyway? One more reason why we should've thought harder before giving them the right to vote.

    Here's hoping the very worst of the next twenty, is better than the very best of what came before. Cheers!

  2. 1. She's beautiful.

    2. You're a lucky bastard. But I mean that in the most sincerely respectful way!

    --Erich Schwarz

  3. Happy Anniversary Mr. & Mrs. Other!
    Hopefully Mrs. O gets something nice for getting double-downed as "Rule 5" bait!

  4. Congratulations, both of you. I'd say you've both done well.

  5. HAPPY 20th!

    And let it keep going and going and going!

  6. Sir,

    I delurk for twenty year marriage posts, inasmuch as I'm a twenty plus year man myself. Congratulations.

    Query: Does posting pictures of one's babe spouse count as Rule 5 compliance? If so, I'm definitely in.


  7. Congrats! Just nine days ago the K-Missus and I celebrated 29 years. With so many "marriages" ending in divorce, and with new alternatives appearing monthly (shudder), I say it's time to redefine marriage to eliminate the fakes.

    I suggest sticking with the term "Holy Matrimony" and let the fakes call themselves "married."

  8. Congratulations! I wish you both perfect health and all prosperity and progress and every blessing always!

    Plus, I am going to keep ragging on conservative organizations and wealthy patrons to give Stacy the big bucks for his mad blogger skillz and most especially for his mad blogger mentoring skillz.


  9. She's lovely, Stacy. Congratulations on your 20th anniversary.

  10. Twenty-four and counting this past February, Mr. & Mrs. Other! Welcome to the world of "Holy Matrimony." I like that term a LOT, even if I'm 'bout as religious as my cats. After a certain amount of time and lumps you take together in Life, it fits SO well.

    Best wishes for more and better in the NEXT 20, and thanks for all you BOTH do.

  11. Happy Anniversary honey, 20 years and you are still the one! (I made the coffee!) I Love You.

    Thank-you to all of stacys readers for the kind remarks. you have all been so kind.

  12. May God continue to bless you both, and may you both continue to appreciate those blessings (which I'm sure you will). You've made my morning.

    ps- 26.5 years for me and Pundit.

    pps- R.Sherman - loved your post, too.

  13. Congratulations!

  14. Well, she's looking pretty good...

  15. Nice job, RS. It's not every husband who could successfully keep his wife away from the eye doctor for that long.

  16. It's not every husband who could successfully keep his wife away from the eye doctor for that long.Yeah, laugh it up, Cheesehead. Maybe she could afford contact lenses if we had less snark and more tip-jar hitting.

  17. Amen to what Richard said. I don't know what this all says of her better judgment, but fortunately for us, women seem to have a blind spot, that way.

    Unless it's true what they say about big noses.

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  19. Congratulation, Stacy. Here's to 20 more!

  20. WOW! 20 yrs. doesn’t seem possible!
    Your wife must have been just a teen when you married her.......
    Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    How did u get such a hot wife?????

  21. Happy anniversary. And if Mrs. The Other McCain reads this, I apologize for corrupting your hubby while he was in Alabama.

  22. Yeah, Stacy, I think that blogdom deserves to know the rules for getting a hot wife. Allahpundit, for instance. Not that he'd take your advice, but some might benefit.

  23. Yes I do agree!
    MY wife of 43+ years is/was also a looker. Runner up Miss Downey (That's a little Town near Cerritos where Ike started the Space Program 55 years afg - North American Rockwell as it was known for you Easterners) in 1963.

    Scotch American men seem to attract lookers

    My wife also has some Scotch genes so you wuld have thought she would have known better! But she has always been sweet on Jarheads. And Gun toters.

    Rod Stanton
    Cerritos, Cal

  24. why I can see an alchoolic nose ?