May 29, 1948
were united in Holy Matrimony
East Aldergrove M.B. Church
And that, my friends, would be sixty years ago today that my parents were married. They were married on a Saturday...and moved right into a brand new home in the Greendale area. Two days later the dikes along the river broke...and the mighty Fraser River had free rein in this valley. We may not normally have tornadoes, but every year we fear the flooding of our river! Their new home was under water...and their community was accessible only by boat. And so started a marriage that lasted through sickness and health...for better or worse...for richer and poorer...as long as they both lived. My mom passed away suddenly eight years ago...but until that time my parents enjoyed a good life together. So on May 29th I like to remember the marriage of my parents...and the example they set for us as children...and for all the good things we have enjoyed in this life because of mom and dad.
I cut a bouquet of peonies...from plants that were once growing in my mother's garden...and I placed them in a vase that was once in my mother's cabinet. As I set the vase on a table runner that my mom crocheted...
I remember and am thankful for the vows that were made 60 years ago today...
and kept faithfully for all those years.