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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Social Saturday - Wedding #124: Bill and Nancy


Social Saturday:
Wedding #124: Bill and Nancy

August 7, 1959 7:30 p.m.


Another neat email received with an image attached. Nancy and I were married, as above, by Rev. Earl E. Josten, in Coon Rapids, Iowa. 

The email was from his daughter, Ann. She said: "I'm finally getting around to writing about my dad's life before his 17 years as a music teacher in Iowa schools which were before his 30 years in the ministry and beyond."

As we exchanged information, I reminded her that he had married us, all those years ago. She responded with:

"Your wedding recorded by my mom in Dad's Pastoral Record of Weddings: (above image)

Yup, you two were wedding #124 of Dad's. It's good to know your marriage has lasted; he'd be pleased."
 
Our 'special memory' is that the wedding was at 7:30 p.m. - EVERYONE said "No one gets married on the half-hour!" Of course, we said, "Oh, Yes! We do!" And, we did. For us, it was a practical matter. We were a farm family, and most of the guests were farmers. The chores needed to be done. Also, we wanted to get left for our reserved out-of-town motel for the night, while the night was still young. Wedding, reception, leave... that was our main interest. It worked out really good, it seems!  ;-)
 
 
Families are Forever!  ;-)

2 comments:

  1. This is a really wonderful example of the importance of sharing historical documents and memories. It's always fun to see documents and read stories you've never heard before.

    Annette

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  2. Yes, couldn't agree more. Thanks for your comment. I love to get comments! ;-)

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