Forty nine years ago today, August 22nd, 1959, my Mama and Daddy were married at the (ripe old) age of fifteen and seventeen. Daddy was a country boy that grew up in a large family working in the cotton fields and Mama was the sheltered small town girl that captured my dad's heart!
(The early days)
I love to hear the stories of how they hung out at the Midway Cafe listening and dancing to the 50's music on the juke box. And they both can dance those 50's dances too! As a matter of fact, Joy had a 50's party on her 8th birthday and my mom came over and taught the kids some of those dances. And let me just tell you...she's still got it! She might have been a little sore, but then so was I! And I had to put some of my daddy's favorite 50's songs on here today too....Chantilly Lace and Rockin' Robin.
(Aleady married 3 years here!)
As a couple in their early years, times weren't easy and they didn't have alot materially, but the most important thing they had (and still have) is love and devotion to each other. They've been an example to both my brother, Richie, and me in their marriage and family life.
Mama was always a stay-at-home wife and mother and there for us and daddy was (and is) a hard worker providing for his family. I don't know what's it like to have anything but a loving family that's there for me, so I've been truly blessed.
(Their 25th Anniversary Celebration)
Forty nine years is a long time and I want to wish Mama and Daddy a Happy Anniversary and many more blessed "Rockin'" years together!
(Recently...a year ago at Easter)
Thanks for your living example of a happy marriage! I love you both!
~ Tammy ~