Thursday, August 6, 2009

August 6, 1966

That was the day Trout and I got married. It's been quite a journey since then. We actually had set August 12 for the wedding, but a week before I ordered the invitations, my brother, Corwin, a lieutenant in the Air Force, got orders for Vietnam and he was leaving around the 10th of August.

So, we moved it up, because the wedding really wasn't so much about us as it was about our family and friends and I needed my only sibling to be there. Then, we had this other problem which has always been a joke between us. Lyndon Johnson was in the White House and his daughter, Lucy, was getting married August 6 and we knew it would mess up our invitation list something terrible!

It was a candlelight wedding at 7 p.m. Good thing I planned that, because the Trout had all his college buddies down for the wedding and as was custom in those days, the bachelor party was the night before the wedding. I doubt any of the guys, including the groom, would have arrived at an earlier wedding.

Wedding cake and coffee at the church and then we went to my parents' home for a real "German" celebration with food and beer.

Another coincidence with Lucy, was that she and her new husband were honeymooning in Nassau. Well. we drove to Miami and then flew to Nassau also that week. I think they were staying in the higher priced living quarters!

I wish I had a wedding picture to show you because when you have been married that long, those pictures are such hoots! The pictures are all in Florida, so next year I will have to show you what we looked like then.

So, we are heading to Missoula for another dinner again tonight. We are meeting dear Montana friends and it will be an enjoyable evening.


  1. Thanks for putting up with my antics for these 43 years - you have been a great wife, mother, travel navigator, and best buddy!

    Many more my dear - love ya Trout

  2. Gloria9:13 AM

    Happy Happy 43rd Anniversary! Have a fabulous day--you certainly deserve the best! We arrived in Missoula on July 3, after we were married on June 14. We only lived there about 3 months before moving to Coeur d'Alene, ID. So, I can definitely picture where you are--love that!

  3. Thank you, Gloria. You remember what a beautiful area of the country this is!!

  4. Anonymous11:26 AM

    Well another date to add to my lists of August important dates. (I already have 5 immediate family birthdays.) Hope you have a wonderful dinner with your dear montana friends. Eat well and enjoy the scenery.

  5. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!! Big Son turns 11 on SUNDAY!! man - times goes so fast and I am sure it has done that for you!! Hope you have/had a great day! Love to you both!!!!!

  6. Happy Anniversary! That was a nice wedding story!

  7. Happy Anniversary!! Commitment like that deserves a reward!

  8. Happy Anniversary to you both. I hope you have a wonderful evening and another 43 years together. Hugs from Eugene.