Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Today, as my husband and I celebrate our 53rd anniversary, I reflect back on how long our ancestors were married. I compiled a list of anniversaries three years ago for our 50th anniversary. It is an interesting side to researching!

My husband and I were married 53 years ago today. There was snow on the ground, but it was warm enough that heavy winter coats were not needed. We had a simple ceremony with the reception held in the church reception rooms. My mother made my wedding dress, and the dress of my sister, who was my bridesmaid. I had a borrowed veil. We lived in an upstairs apartment next to the house of my husband's parents. My husband often walked to work which was about 2-3 blocks away.