Mom & Dad's Wedding Rings
My parents got married on April 10, 1964, so that would make today their 48th wedding anniversary. I wish we were all together to celebrate. Mom passed away in 1999, so special family days like this are poignant.
Mom kept a diary for much of her life, and so today I thought I would share her entries from a few past anniversaries. By was of explanation, getting hamburgers was a big deal and Dad could fix anything.
Wednesday, April 10, 1974: Our 10th anniversary. Dale stayed home today to shingle and it snowed. We went shopping for a few minutes after I got my hair done. Fixed lunch and shopped again. Went to Primary and had a horrible time with one of the girls in my class. Bought a pizza and came home.
Thursday, April 10, 1975: Our 11th anniversary. Folks came down. Gave us each $5 and 2 pink carnations. Dale bought hamburgers.
Saturday, April 10, 1976: Our 12th anniversary. Dale actually gave me a necklace, a cake plate, and a planter. Wasn't the lamp I asked for, but at least he remembered the day. Dale fixed Aunt Mary's washer.
Easter Sunday, April 10, 1977: Our 13th anniversary. I fixed dinner. Folks and Aunt Mary came. Dale gave me another pink goblet to add to the set and 4 red glasses for another set. Gave him a suitcase.
Monday, April 10, 1978: Our 14th anniversary. Dale stayed home to do his term paper. I got it typed. Went out for dinner and got things ready for Relief Society tomorrow. Dale gave me another pink goblet and I gave him $10.
Tuesday, April 10, 1979: Our 15th anniversary. Hope we can have lots more. Folks tended kids and Dale and I went to the temple. Went out to dinner. He gave me the stainless I asked for and I gave him briefcase folders.
Thursday, April 10, 1980: Our 16th anniversary. Doesn't seem possible. Dale took vacation today and we went out for breakfast. He fixed the washer. Parts were $20. Also trimmed the tree in back. Snowed off and on all day. Went to the Bonneville Hotel for dinner. Dale gave me a small portable black and white TV. Couldn't believe it! Love it!
Friday, April 10, 1981: Our 17th anniversary. They have been such good years. I'm so grateful. Pray our lives together can continue. Dale stayed home and worked all morning on his class. I did my hair. We had hamburgers for lunch. Dale took me to the Bonneville Hotel for dinner.
It's hard to see, but their initials are engraved inside the gold band.