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!  ;-)


  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 This is a really wonderful example of the importance of sharing historical documents and memories.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.


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