Forty-nine years ago today, I said "Yes" to this man, Mr. Joe. They were the most intelligent words that I ever said. We were just kids back then.
I made my wedding dress from a Vogue pattern. The entire dress cost me $35.00, a fortune back in the day. I stitched hundreds of fake pearls on the collar and cuffs. Our entire wedding cost under $200.00.
We had $200 in our pocket when we left on our Honeymoon to Carmel, Monterey, and then Lake Tahoe. Credit cards......none. We had no credit. Basically all we had was a 1967 Mustang Fastback and a motorcycle. I can still envision my Dad rolling his eyes when Joe asked for my hand in marriage. My Dad went along with the program, and he lived long enough to watch our marriage blossom and thrive.
Click HERE if you want to read the story of how we met. It's pretty funny!
Here we are, still just a couple of kids who built a good life together. Three children and six grandchildren later, we are still rather fond of each other.