Thursday, August 13, 2009

Happy Anniversary to Us!

Well, okay, it was yesterday, but we went into the Big City to have lunch with Alicia and the grandkids and help her in her classroom. I was tired when we got home, so I'm posting this today. Below is a photo taken on the front porch of our house in Del Rio the day John graduated from Pilot Training - 42 years ago!

On our anniversary, I'm always reminded of the story of how we met. I like to tell the story, 'cause it's kind of unusual, so I'm putting it here for posterity.
I was a bridesmaid in John's sister's wedding and for one of the pre-wedding parties she fixed me and another bridesmaid up with blind dates. We double-dated and John was the other girl's date, but he paid more attention to me than to her. A week after the wedding her called and asked me out. He was in Ft. Worth and I was in Nacogdoches (Dallas on the weekends.) We had about a total of four dates and were engaged withing 3 months! Then he went on active duty in Del Rio and I finished school in Nacogdoches. We saw each other about three times in the eight months we were engaged!
Below is the two-page layout I did of that wonderful day forty-two years ago!

We've never been happier and look forward to many more years together!

1 comment:

  1. And boy am I glad that that story took place... cuz now there's ME!