Daily Archives: June 6, 2011

Sixty-nine Years

Today is Motor Man’s parents’ anniversary.  They’ve been married 69 years. Sixty-nine years.  That’s a milestone not many couples reach.

On their wedding day in 1942:

Theirs is an interesting story: they married when she was 15, he was 20.  He shipped overseas (World War II) when Motor Man was just a few days old and returned 16 months later.  They’ve raised four children and have always been very active in their community.  Years ago, they travelled quite a bit, both in the U.S. and to many foreign countries. In recent years, they’ve become inseparable and are rarely out of each other’s sight.

Yesterday, they celebrated their anniversary with a little informal party at home. 

They cut the wedding cake.

And drank champagne.

 I didn’t get many pictures of their guests, focusing instead on them. Motor Man’s sister took this as we were leaving.

When I think of their children and grandchildren, their spouses, and the three great grandchildren, I’m reminded of the little saying:

All because two people fell in love.”