Monday, July 14, 2008

Sixty Two Years Ago Today...

Congratulations to Bob's parents on their 62nd anniversary!

It was 62 years ago today that the young 18 year old couple married in their hometown of Washington, Indiana. Bonnie attended the Central Christian Church where they wanted to be married, & for some reason the church wasn't available that afternoon. 8a.m. on a Sunday morning, Robert & Bonnie said their wedding vows in the church before the morning worship service!

Robert & Bonnie--July 14, 1946

Robert tells that an aunt of his kept trying to get his Mother to come visit their little church & his Mother always had the excuse that she didn't have a good dress. But she bought a new dress for his wedding, and after that had no excuse & began attending church with Aunt Lindy!

The Bride--18 years old!

Times were hard back in 1946. Robert worked for the railroad & Bonnie worked in a doctor's office. They lived in a very small upstairs apartment, later moving to where they had a little more room.

Grandmother Julia (in her new dress!)

& Grandmother Amelia

Although they were young, and no doubt their marriage went through rough times along with the good ones, they have been faithful to keep beside each other through good times & bad. May they have many more happy years together!

Congratulations & we love you both!!!
The happy couple on their 60th Wedding Anniversary!


Karen Walden said...

Happy Anniversary Gpa and Gma! We love you too!

Jonathan, Karen, Parker, Peyton & Paige!

Carol said...

Wow! Seems impossible that 12 years have passed since the big five-oh! Then again, I do have a 12 year old son.

Happy Anniversary, Bro. and Sis. Thompson!!