Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wordless (nearly) Wednesday - Our Engagement Weekend

Wordless (nearly) Wednesday 
Our Engagement Weekend

Haven't seen this photo in years - just came across it, looking for something else (as usual!). This is April 58 - in my parents' farm house, in front of the fireplace - we were each home from our respective colleges (in Ames and Cedar Falls, Iowa) for the Easter Weekend, and announced we planned to get married - with two years of college to go... Well, that got both sets of parents involved quickly!  ;-)

P.S. It worked out ok, we have now been married 51 years and counting...

On left, my parents, Pete and Eileen Smith, and youngest brother, Paul; Nancy and Bill (Yes, we are wearing matching shirts - she made!); her parents, Glenn and Ruth Bolger, with youngest sister, Janice; my maternal grandparents, Paul and Dorothy Kinnick.

Many more memories...  ;-)

Families are Forever!  ;-)


  1. So Dr Bill, how long have you been doing genealogy? I hope you were able to query your parents and grandparents. Congratulations on your engagement. Wishing you and your sweetheart many more years together. You know 75 year anniversaries are not unheard of.

  2. What a nice story and photograph! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Love the matching shirts. Glad somebody took this so you could share it many years later. Thanks Bill.

  4. @Darlene. I have an aunt/uncle, one set on each side of the family - dad's sister, mom's brother - who have already passed 70 years marriage - all in their ninetys, of course. Only need to stay healthy for another 20 years to match them! ;-)

    Thanks for each comment! It was really fun to come across this photo! ;-)