Thursday, September 4, 2008

59 Years Ago Today



On September 4, 1949, at the First Methodist Church in Chillicothe, Illinois, Ray Kenneth and Carol Charlene were married at 3:00 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon. Today would be our 59th wedding anniversary. We actually had 48 wonderful years together and two great kids, Sherry and Bill, who in turn added more members to our family to love and enjoy. Ray's job with the Santa Fe kept us on the move over the years - first to Ft. Madison, Iowa, then Topeka, Newton, and Kansas City, Kansas - and back to Chillicothe when he retired in 1984 after 41 years with the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe. In 1992 we moved to Michigan to be near Sherry and her family. Ray was able to enjoy 13 years of retirement - which, of course, wasn't enough but he did enjoy the years he had. Ray was such a good man, a wonderful husband and father, and a doting grandpa who could talk like Donald Duck. So I thought I would post a picture of the Funoldhag and her sweetie pie on their wedding day. And all that brown stuff isn't big hair - it's a feather hat!! (Click picture to enlarge)

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