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Dianne Salerni : Writer of Teen and Middle Grade Fiction | My Marriage is Old Enough to Drink

My Marriage is Old Enough to Drink

On Thursday, December 17, my husband and I will celebrate 21 years of marriage.

In author interviews, I often get asked some variation of the question, “Who has had the greatest impact on your life?” My answer is always Bob Salerni.

He taught me to believe in myself. He taught me to ski. He thinks I’m pretty. He’s the father of my two beautiful daughters. He has taken me on many adventures around the world (and we have more planned). I would not be a published author without his encouragement, support, and sometimes outright pushing. He’s also the one who convinced me to retire from teaching when everything I loved about the job had been stripped away. He reads everything I write.

A picture is worth a thousand words … so thank you, Bob, for 21 wonderful years. These are just a small sample of our adventures together.

Honeymoon, Killington, VT

Honeymoon, Killington, VT


The Bahamas

The Bahamas

Magic Kingdom

Disney World, obvs



AquaSeas Tour

Snorkeling at Epcot

Bob and Dianne on boat

The Delaware Bay


The Sun Pyramid, Teotihuacan, Mexico

Bob and Dianne Southerndown

Southerndown Beach, Wales

Waverunner 1

Off Sanibel Island, FL – with a dolphin!

Bob and Dianne at Jack Frost

Jack Frost Mountain, PA

I love you, sweetheart! Looking forward to the next 21 years!

14 Responses to My Marriage is Old Enough to Drink

  1. Your husband sounds like a gem. Happy Anniversary!

  2. That’s awesome – happy anniversary! My marriage passed the drinking age a while ago but my wife is still my best friend and greatest support.

  3. Tiana Smith says:

    Woot woot! Congrats! My anniversary is on the 16th (though it’s only 9 years for us) so we’re almost anniversary buddies!

  4. J E Oneil says:

    Aw, look at that cute couple on the ski trip. You guys really have done a lot! It must have been a great journey. And there’s still more to come, right? 🙂

  5. Tess Grant says:

    Congrats! My husband and I are sitting right in the same section of the anniversary ballpark. Celebrate!

  6. Anna says:

    Congrats. I hope you have many more years together. 🙂

    Anna from elements of emaginette

  7. Hilary says:

    Hi Diane – that’s wonderful … so pleased for you – and many congratulations for these 21 years … Bob is definitely your rock and brilliant supporter. Love seeing the photos … fantastic – and here’s to the next 21 – cheers and Happy Christmas, 17th Dec first, and New Year and year 22 of a marriage made in heaven! Hilary

  8. Congratulations! And may your next 21 be just as good if not better. Love the pics!

  9. How sweet! Congratulations. That’s a huge achievement!

  10. mshatch says:

    Aw, congrats to both of you! 21 years is a long time. You guys are pretty lucky 🙂

  11. Sounds like all the ground work has been done. The next 21 years should be smooth sailing. Congratulations to you both.

  12. I always love seeing people in love! You two sound very happy! Congrats! 🙂

  13. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! It looks like you’ve enjoyed a wonderful journey so far. I hope you enjoy many more years and many more adventures together.

  14. Oh, what a nice post. Happy Anniversary! Your husband seems like a great guy.