June 10th. This is my 37th anniversary. It is also my husband's 37th anniversary. We were talking last night about this anniversary. When we got married we hadn't even thought about being married this long. It wasn't that we thought we would get a divorce...we just hadn't visualized the possible length of time a marriage could last.
Some of the events on our wedding day in 1972 included these special moments:
Gary's mom got locked out of the motel room before she had gotten dressed for the wedding.
My mom sat in grease in my dad's car on the way to the wedding and we had to rush down to the church kitchen to wash it out. Fortunately the grease came out.
When my dad and I were just starting down the aisle from the back of the church, he almost stumbled when all the people turned to look at us. I think he hadn't realized that was part of the fun.
Gary and I sang a duet during the wedding, "Day by Day." The pastor had told us we probably shouldn't plan to sing because at his wedding he passed out he was so nervous, and he was afraid we might have problems.
My sister sang a solo and so did our friend, Allen. Both did a wonderful job. Someone made the comment since we were having so many songs (three including ours), we should just have the choir sing. We didn't.
The ring bearer picked his nose up in front.
We had two flower girls, Kay (my cousin) and Jody (Gary's niece). We also had three attendants on each side (my sister was my maid of honor and two friends were the bridesmaids; Gary's two brothers and his friend Allen were the groomsmen). Our colors were yellow and white--very pretty in June.
As part of the postlude, the organist played "The Fight is On, O Christian Soldiers." The truth. I don't know what she was thinking!!!!
It was a great wedding. I loved it.
Gary has been a great husband and I'm so glad to have him. And he is glad to have me (or else). With God, we have created a unique life together.
I am hoping for another 37!