2015-03-10 Twenty Three Years

Yeah, I haven’t been able to enjoy myself as much as I usually do since I caught a cold and currently fighting snot and headaches at 37,7°C – but that doesn’t diminish this uplifting feeling of loyalty, friendship, attraction, confidence, intimacy, knowledge, sympathy, growing up and growing old together. ❤️‍ ❤️‍ ❤️‍

Some old pictures. Amazing to see how bad the quality of those pictures were. And these are scans from reproductions I had actually hanging on the wall for a few years. Back then, we felt those were good pictures!

Also note how long it took Claudia to prevent me from making weird faces.

To think that back then we didn’t even have digital cameras!

The black and white pictures is probably the oldest. That’s what Claudia’s hair looked like when we met, in high school.


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– Enzo 2015-03-12 16:26 UTC

What a beautiful couple!

AlexDaniel 2015-03-12 17:00 UTC

Thank you! Yesterday we looked at some very old pictures. Holy cow!!

– Alex Schroeder 2015-03-12 18:43 UTC

Congratulations to you both (and get better soon)! The way you two have loved each other all these years is inspiring!

Personally, I think you two should celebrate by visiting San Francisco. :-)

Eugene Eric Kim 2015-03-13 00:55 UTC

On Google+, I linked to this blog post and wrote: “Some people say, time flies and I think they mean that they remember events of the distant past as if they had happened only yesterday and then there are long stretches where they don’t remember much. Luckily, I don’t have this feeling of time running through my fingers. Instead, I feel like my life stretches into an unimaginable past of cassette recorders, land lines, 2400 baud modems, vinyl records. When I met Claudia, there were no cell phones. Claudia felt that CDs were just a fad and would soon disappear again. And between then and now, so many years, so many summers, so much rain, so many holidays, so much to eat, so many stories to share, so much togetherness.”

When Claudia and I visited San Francisco, we didn’t know about digital cameras.

Back then, making an album meant taking scissors and glue and an empty book. We still have about one meter of photos that need glueing. We kept joking that we’d do it when we retire. By then I’m not sure who’ll we’ll be doing it for. Having no kids makes you reconsider such projects…

– Alex Schroeder 2015-03-13 08:40 UTC

Tolle Fotos! Das Schwarz-Weiss-Foto dürfte eines der ersten Fotos von euch beiden sein. Habe ich noch nie gesehen. Also dann, macht weiter so!

– Helmut 2015-04-08 19:07 UTC

Danke. :)

Jetzt muss ich erst mal warten bis Claudia aus ihren Ferien zurück ist.

– Alex Schroeder 2015-04-09 06:14 UTC

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2014-03-10 Twenty Two Years

Twenty two years ago, Claudia and I started dating. It has been the most wonderful thing to happen to me in all my life. I’ve become a better person, a happier person, a more responsible person, a more caring person, … the changes are innumerable. In fact, it’s probably impossible to say which of these positive changes have come about due to our relationship and which of these changes would have happened anyway, simply because of growing older and hopefully somewhat wiser. And yet, the great joy is having shared it all, having grown up together, adapting to each other, learning from each other, and now this stranger has become part of my life, and more. We are to each others like extensions of our body. Two hearts, as one.


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Congratulations! I’m happy to know the two of you.

Harald 2014-03-11 00:35 UTC

Jetzt kenne ich den Anlass für das Dankeschön. Dann gratuliere ich gleich nochmals. Das habt ihr sehr gut gemacht. Nur weiter so.

– Helmut Schröder 2014-03-11 18:51 UTC

Danke! :)

AlexSchroeder 2014-03-11 22:12 UTC

Therefore it demonstrates that you can be a computer geek/freak and having stable partner, too. ;)

Thanks for your words and congrats.

JuanmaMP 2014-03-14 14:08 UTC

Thank you! :)

AlexSchroeder 2014-03-14 15:58 UTC

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2012-03-10 Twenty Years Ago

Twenty years ago I kissed my wife Claudia for the first time. Best decision ever. :D ❤ ❤ ❤


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Auf Grund von Claudias Rezension hab ich mir nun beide Bücher von Jo Zybell gekauft. Ich berichte dann. :-)

– Mom 2012-03-15 16:34 UTC

Wahnsinn! :)

AlexSchroeder 2012-03-15 22:06 UTC

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2009-03-10 Seventeen Years

I started going out with my SweetHeart seventeen years ago. ❤ ❤ ❤


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Congratulations to you both :D

(For a 17th anniversary a watch is a traditional gift, apparently……..)

greywulf 2009-03-10 18:02 UTC

Heh. I don’t think I want to spend money on a watch – I used to not wear a watch for at least ten years and then I got a new watch from Claudia’s father. He is a typical Swiss in this regard. Must. Have. Watches! :)

AlexSchroeder 2009-03-11 10:21 UTC


BTW, what event do you date the 17 years from ? First time you met ? First date ? First kiss ?

AlokSingh 2009-03-19 10:40 UTC


The date we remember is the date we decided we were in fact going out together. We were sitting in a coffee shop early in the morning, skipping school, and it took me about an hour to work up my courage to confess my love for her.

AlexSchroeder 2009-03-19 11:15 UTC

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Somehow the date that Claudia and I decided to go out with each other is more important than the day we got married. Then again, I have only been married since 2007-11-24 where as I’ve been going out with Claudia since 1992-03-10… ❤ ❤ ❤ :)

Claudia in Luzern

(Older entries: 2005-03-10 Love, 2004-03-10 Love, :))


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Congrats! Keep rocking! :D

– Moni 2008-03-10 13:08 UTC

ganz vergessen - herzliche gratulation! das waren noch zeiten. :)

zeno 2008-03-11 10:57 UTC

Congrats from aadis and small-tiger! :)

AadityaSood 2008-03-11 18:14 UTC

Gratuliere recht herzlich: 16 Jahre, eine schöne Zeit. Ich habe das nicht so lange geschafft, bin immer nur auf ca 10 bis 12 Jahre gekommen!!!

Helmut Schröder (Vater von Alex) 2008-03-15 21:40 UTC

Hehe, vielen Dank. So gesehen denke ich oft, dass ich der glücklichste Mensch auf Erden bin. :)

AlexSchroeder 2008-03-15 23:50 UTC

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2005-03-10 Love

13 years with Claudia… :) To think that I was 18 at the time, and she was 17. We were different… It’s a miracle we were able to grow together as we did.

I don’t know anybody who seems as happy as the two of us together. There’s interesting talk, growth (“building of character”), caring, smooching, jokes, food, walking through town, dancing, never a fight, non-verbal understanding, a battle of wits – happy together!

The question I hear most often from friends and family is why aren’t we married, yet. The answer is simple: Why? There is some financial benefit for Claudia in it, and that’s why I suggested it to her a few times, but this is not a romantic reason, and somehow it is not good enough. We should look into registering, however… We do plan to stay together as long as we can, hoping for health, happiness, and being in love together – but you never know. We intend to try and save our relationship, should it show signs of wear and tear – but we don’t believe in trying extra hard just because we’re married. We’ll try extra hard even when not married!


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Congratulations Alex.

Personnally I am in love with my girlfried since 1998 and we have been "registered" last October.

Just like you, many people are asking why we are not married, the answer is closed to yours :)

XavierMaillard 2005-03-14 12:05 UTC

wau, wie romantisch. das bin ich ja gar nicht gewohnt von dir ;) auf alle fälle: gratuliere dir und claudia! hoffe, das geht weiterhin so. und wer weiss, vielleicht treibt aïra die hormone noch an… ;)

übrigens: ich weiss jemand, der ebenso glücklich ist (auch wenn wir im gegensatz zu euch manchmal streit haben, das es nur so kracht…) ;)

– zeno 2005-03-16 16:53 UTC

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2004-03-10 Love

Twelve years with my loved-one. Bliss! :)


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Congratulations from your father

– Helmut Schroeder 2004-03-10 02:02 UTC

You and Claudia sure are blessed. :) Congratulations and may your relationship forever endure the test of time.

NoufalIbrahim 2004-03-10 06:37 UTC


AadityaSood 2004-03-12 20:59 UTC

Congrats… you two make awesome pair.

– Vaishalee 2004-03-14 18:57 UTC

Thank you all! :)

AlexSchroeder 2004-03-14 21:22 UTC

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