September 9, 1972 at 3 in the afternoon, my college sweetheart and I were married. When we started this journey called marriage, we had about $300 to our name and a small studio apartment that we called home in Chico, California.
Our wedding cost my parents around $250.00 which was a lot of money for them to spend. I made my wedding dress from a Vogue pattern. (This is the only Vogue pattern I ever made.) The whole dress, along with each individual bead that I sewed on, cost me less than $30.00.
Joe would not be caught dead wearing that ruffly shirt now! So 1970ish! We left the church in the rumble seat of a Model T roadster and drove to my parents house to open gifts. Then off we drove in our 1967 Mustang fastback to honeymoon at Lake Tahoe and the Monterey Peninsula with our $300.00.....for a whole week.
Each of my bridesmaids made their own dress. I'm sure they never wore them again. I can't believe I made them wear orange! What was I thinking??
There is no one else that I would rather have travelled this journey called marriage. It hasn't always been a super highway. We've had a few curves thrown our way and some bumpy spots. But that is what marriage is.....work through the tough times and navigate the curves as a team instead as individuals. We now have three beautiful grown children and six even more beautiful grandchildren. We have been blessed beyond belief.