Diamond Anniversary

Today would have been my parent’s 60th wedding anniversary.

James was already working as a driver for a propane gas delivery company in Tampa, FL when Barbara got a job there as a receptionist. He was 29, she was 19 and to hear them both tell it, it was love at first sight. They dated for a short length of time and then married quite quickly. So quickly, in fact, that my mother told me she purposely avoided getting pregnant with me, their firstborn, for a year after their wedding, “Just to rub it in the faces of the old biddies and gossips that I did NOT have to get married.”

Somewhere at home I believe I have an old photo of them on their wedding day that I have not yet scanned, so this photo from 1980 will have to suffice for this post.

Mom and Dad 1980

Dad passed away in 1999 and mom left us in 2010. But today, I wish them both a Happy Diamond Anniversary and wish they were here to celebrate it.

Love and miss you both!


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3 Responses to Diamond Anniversary

  1. Hugs to you. I think it’s cool when people find the one person they’re supposed to be with. Not everyone does.

  2. Cindy Wetherington says:

    What a wonderful story. Glad you shared it with us. Happy Anniversary to them both.

  3. Jim Parker says:

    It is wonderful when a couple can come together and marry for life. My parents were married 62 years when my dad passed away 2001 and my mom died in 2005. That’s the kind of love that last over a long, long period of time!

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