My Dad and Mom, Cliff and Nancy, they were 18 years old when they got married in 1964.
Butch and Josette, they also were only 18 when they got married in 1964.
The two couples met while the men were in the Army, stationed in Anchorage, Alaska. Unbeknownst to the guys, they both visited the same jeweler when they were at basic training in Missouri. Mom and Josette have the same wedding set.
They would meet later that year and realize that they had the same rings!!!
Setting up the cake table.
Cutting the cake.
Old friends, it was so fun listening to their stories about there time in Alaska! Dad told his version about how Josette was so mad at him after he stuck an icicle in her door and locked her in all day. When they finally let her out later that day she chased him around with a broom for a 1/2 hour! Josette says they came over to their little apartment and Dad crashed on her couch, there were only 4 seats in the whole apartment and he was taking up three! She said she chased him out the door, sans shoes! with the broom and when he tried to get back in, beat his foot with the broom!! LOL Either way it was pretty funny!! Dad bought a broom and had me paint on the handle "Josette's Ass Whipper" LOL She loved that!! He gave it to her when he told his story!
Happy 50th Mom and Dad!!! This is just a small portion of all that went on that night!