|Married 30 years when we renewed our vows 9 years ago.|
|Our son Norman's Wedding picture near the time we were married.|
After getting a house and a job lined up, I felt I was ready to take the big step. The kids loved Richard and were all for him becoming part of the family. They even helped prepare our clothes and Richard and I, who were both driving truck at that time for C. R. England, asked dispatch to put us on the same rig and send us west. We couldn't afford time off to meet Utah's marriage license waiting period and we certainly could not afford two households for very long, so we "eloped," sort of.
I pulled the rig up along the curb near the courthouse in Reno, NV at about 4:00 AM, and we both slept until things opened later that morning. Dressed in jeans and boots, we went inside and got the wedding license. We had already decided not to use one of the commercial wedding "chapels" available in Reno, so asked about getting married at the court house. Yes, that was a regular event there, we were told. Good.
|After about 20 years of marriage, still happy together.|
|We share fun together; he makes me laugh.|
|And when life brings sorrow, we share that, too.|
|We are blessed with warmth and trust and love... we fit, we're comfortable together.|