|I shamelessly stole this picture from someone...probably mom, herself.|
These two sure know how to have fun.
How long 65 years is?
It is pretty darned long compared to most human doings. I don't have personal experience with the number as I am a year short of that particular age.....this is an important distinction by the way....but it seems like a pretty big deal, at least to me.
On this day in that long ago year......
Come on a My House, by Rosemary Clooney was number one on the Billboard charts.
Harry S. Truman was president.
Dragnet, I Love Lucy, Roy Rogers, Sky King, and the Red Skelton Hour were brand new TV shows, in black and white of course. Westerns were hot and adventure was high.
Iconic 1950 Chevys were barely broken in. Big, fat, rounded fenders were hot stuff and chrome was a boy's best friend.
Alice in Wonderland, (how perfectly fitting) African Queen, An American in Paris, and A Streetcar named Desire were big new movies.
In a small town in Upstate NY a young couple was getting married. Mom says that everyone told them that they were too young.....
Everyone was wrong I guess, because, all those years later, they are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary today. In the interim they raised a family, started and operated several businesses, one of which is still in operation today, showed us all how much fun it is to be passionate about life and our interests and loved each other through thick and thin.
So Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad. We love you both.