My Parents: 69th Wedding Anniversary Today!

My parents, Elmer and Jean, were married 69 years ago today.  For health reasons, my father took his bride after the wedding and headed west to Colorado from Pennsylvania. He had no job, only a few dollars in a checking account, and a car that couldn’t be driven at night because the  headlights didn’t work. If I had been their parents, I would have been horrified.

But they made it, just like so many of the Greatest Generation.  My mother has taken a photo every anniversary. I posted a blog about their 67th anniversary along with their scrapbook. You can view it here. I need to update it.

Or maybe I will just wait until they hit 70 years!

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Pete Earley is the bestselling author of such books as The Hot House and Crazy. When he is not spending time with his family, he tours the globe advocating for mental health reform.

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  2. Your parents look great. I was looking at their anniversary pictures, especially at Buffalo. I even recognised Snowball. Congratulations. May they live long and prosper. Come to think about it, they have.