1976 Bicentennial Year And That Year Is Mine

Ok so the title of my blog is rather strange. Let me tell you why I said that. In 1976 I went to a Cerebral Palsy telethon, which was on Jan 31st and at that telethon where I volunteered to work I met Helen, my wife.

Thirty days later we were engaged and 5 months later we were married. Yes six months to the wedding. The date… July 25, 1976 so that is why I titled the blog as you read.

Helen has been by my side for 36 years today and has supported me with her heart and sole all these years and has made me into the man I am today.

I truly believe that I could not have achieved what I have today if it had not been for her steadfastness next to me. I am very proud to say our lives have intertwined and we really are one.

So I tip my hat to my other half and say ” Happy Anniversary my love.”



Dan Willinger is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. He created the Ventriloquist Central Collection. It now has over 100 ventriloquist figures and over 50 of them are Frank Marshall figures. Because of his love for the art of ventriloquism, Mr. Willinger created the website Ventriloquist Central. For more information about the website, go to: http://www.ventriloquistcentral.com

Copyright 2012 by Dan Willinger

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9 Responses to 1976 Bicentennial Year And That Year Is Mine

  1. Mike Palma says:

    Congratulations Dan and Helen!! It was a great honor and privilege to meet you both! I wish you both a happy anniversary and many more to come!! Like my wife told me when we first met,” for every pot there is a lid”! I’m glad you guys found each other! You fit perfectly together!!

    Happy anniversary,

    Mike Palma

  2. Bob Isaacson says:

    Yes ! Congratulations to you Dan for finding your soulmate Helen and making your lives together ones of happiness! I wish you many, many, more !

  3. Lou Grabow says:

    Congratulations Dan and Helen! I love hearing love stories like yours! Happy Anniversary and wishes for many more!

  4. Bill Matthews says:

    Congratulations to you both! In this day and age, 36 years so quite an accomplishment. I wish you many more, even until at least the numbers are reversed!

  5. P. Grecian says:

    I envy you your Helen. Happy anniversary to you both.

  6. jerry fitzpatrick says:

    Hey, Dan ….. that was quite a birthday present you received back in ’76, even if it was a few days late!
    Best Wishes to you and Helen!

    Jerry & Linda

  7. Bob Conrad says:

    Happy Anniversary Dan and Helen !!!

  8. Ben Vee says:

    Happy anniversary Dan and Helen

  9. Steve Barry says:

    Congratulations Dan and Helen. I know exactly what you mean. You know you have found your true soul mate when your lives become one. Wishing you health and happiness for the next 36 years!

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