Five On Friday - One Year, So Much Love

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Friday, September 03, 2010

On Sunday, September 5, 2010 Nancy and I celebrate one year as married partners...She came into my life through first we were not sure we would even date...then a trip to the zoo and BAM!

My bride Nancy has brought sunlight and beauty and laughs and joy into my life.  She has allowed me to continue to grow with my writing and my musical endeavors.  A true partnership.  A wonderful life.

We will spend the day downtown in Memphis checking out some incredible music and arts during the Memphis Music and Heritage Festival.

* Indoor and outdoor stages
* 5 Stages featuring blues, jazz, gospel, rockabilly, soul and more
* Cooking Stage showcasing regional and ethnic cooks (making everything from peach cobbler to Chinese salads), recipes and stories from cooks who learned their cooking from their parents.
* Talkers Corner: Storytellers, Quilters, Baseball Players, Musicians and more talk about their crafts in a relaxing setting.
* Dance performances by Drum Lines, African, Chinese, and Salsa dancers and more.
* Demonstration and sales booths showcasing traditional and ethnic folk arts and crafts.
* Music and songwriting workshops.

You can check out the whole deal by clicking HERE

Each week TRAVIS from "Trav's Thoughts" hosts Five On Friday where we get to select five songs of any mix we care....

Check out the other participants by clicking on his link above...and join in!

You can register for free at and type in a band name and BAM the song will be there to assist in building your playlist.

Travis lays out some guidelines for this meme and they go like this:

1. Grab the banner, make your post title Five on Friday, and be sure to link back here.

2. Go to to make your play list of five songs. Choose a particular theme to share with us. You can simply post the play list, or you can add a little summary about what you are sharing.

3. I don't know how to make a specific linky, so be sure to leave me a comment to let me know that you participated.

4. No tags, but feel free to invite your friends to play along if they need a post topic on a Friday.

This playlist is made up of 5 songs which were included in the CD we gave to each guest who attended (and sent to some who could not make it) The first song from Mr. Joe Cocker was our first dance. The rest are songs I felt told beautiful stories of love and friendship.

This is the front cover of the jewel case.  In addition to the CD, our guests also received some wonderful homemade fudge created by my beautiful bride. You can clickie click to see it larger.


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23 Of Your Sparks

  1. Can I say, again, that you two are the only ones who make me think that there is such a thing as true, romantic, and abiding love. I love that you love each other so much, and you are two of my favorite people, which considering we've never met is saying something!

    I wish you all the best on your special day, but I know that EVERY DAY you've been together has been special.

  2. LAC Says:
  3. Happy anniversary to you both! Can't believe its been a year already. Where does the time go?

    Beautiful songs, we walked into our wedding reception to Etta James. It was a bit of an inside joke at his mother's expense. When, after only dating for a year we told everyone we were engaged, her response was, FINALLY! It's still a great chuckle.

    Have a great weekend, sounds like it will be a fun one for you!

  4. Ken Says:
  5. Happy Anniversary! It was such a wonderful time at your wedding.
    You guys ROCK!

    I'll be playing that CD in it's entirety on Sunday!

  6. Anonymous Says:
  7. Happy Anniversary! You guys look very happy!


  8. Travis Cody Says:
  9. Happy Anniversary, and many returns of the day! You both deserve every joy.

  10. Jay Says:
  11. Happy anniversary you crazy kids!

  12. ...**sings** Your love keeps lifting me higher!

  13. SONGBIRD: Wow..those are some powerful words. But dear, you have a relationship that is as strong. You are a dear friend indeed

    LISA: Thanks so you walked in to Etta...wonderful

    MICKEY: Your attendance was very special indeed. Thanks

    EMERGING: We were and are..thanks

    TRAVIS: Thank you Sir

    JAY: heheheheh That's us. You gonna do a segment on us this Sunday? bwahahahahahahahahha

    PHFRANKIE: You were indeed Sir.... sing it louder

  14. Unknown Says:
  15. The best of anniversary wishes to you both!! True love is special. As one who also enjoys that kind of love w/ my hub, I know how truly special, and rare, it is.

    Enjoy your celebration!

  16. OBLadyBug Says:
  17. Thank you all for your best wishes. We’re looking forward to a fun filled day of music, food and companionship. To my sweet husband, you’ve brought peace and happiness into my heart that makes each day with you a true blessing.

    What’s the comment about not knowing if we would date or not???? You told me you knew I was the one from our first Meet & Greet. LOL
    OK so it was somewhat of a challenge initially. Zoodoo is magical.

  18. MARGARET> THANKS - having a ture partner is special indeed.

    MY LOVE: Well, I did know...but I did not want to say YOU were not sure! LOL But after I stalked you for a bit and got you to accept the Zoo, it became magical indeed.

  19. What a love story and songs to go with it. Is there a more romantic song than "At Last".

  20. Mike Golch Says:
  21. May you keep on have the same happiness as you right Now as when you are approaching 31 years as Celestine and I will have on March 01,2011!

  22. Liz Hill Says:
  23. I remember the 'slow' start and feel privileged to have shared in the joy of your wedding celebration.

    And I love seeing how Nancy has brought sunshine to your soul.

    Love to you both.


  24. JAMIE: At Last is a wonderful song indeed..thanks

    MIKE: We hope we are together for that many years...we will be in our 80s if we do!

    LIZ: You and Brad being able to join us was one of the special things that day. We know that you can honestly know what we feel, because you have the same love in your life.
    Love you both

  25. CiCi Says:
  26. Whoo Hoo!!! Congratulations on your wedding anniversary. I am so happy you both stepped out enough to meet each other and give yourselves a chance to meet. Wow. Nancy is beautiful and you are handsome, you look great together and the best thing is how you work together in your most special relationship.

  27. Julie Says:
  28. Biggie hugs and congratulations on this..your very first anniversary. You love and tenderness towards each other makes me smile.

  29. Linda Says:
  30. Now this is the perfect inspiration for a perfect Five on Friday!

    Many congratulations to you and Nancy on your First Year Anniversary tomorrow. May there be many, many more anniversaries to share in the coming years!

  31. Already a year? Wow.

    Happy Anniversary to you and Nancy.

  32. TopChamp Says:
  33. yey! Happy Anniversary x

  34. Jeff B Says:
  35. Hope you two are having a great day together. A very happy anniversary to you.

  36. DrillerAA09 Says:
  37. Congratulations young man. May you have many, many, many more.

  38. Unknown Says:
  39. I'm so happy for you! Happy Anniversary!


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