Thursday, June 18, 2009

Our 45th Wedding Anniversary

We were married on June 18, 1964, around nine in the morning, in the Salt Lake Temple by Howard Stevenson McDonald, the temple president (1964-68).  He was also the president of BYU preceding Earnest L. Wilkenson.  I didn’t know any of this, not even  the name, McDonald, but Tom remembered that much and found the rest on the internet.  We had a Howard Stevenson as a neighhor in Harvard student housing, 24A Shaler Lane.  They must be related.  The Howard we knew was later divorced from his wife, Sarah, so there you go:  not everyone makes it 45 years.

 My father said days before the wedding, “You think Tom is perfect, but he farts like everyone else.”  Maybe he meant, “He farts just like I do.”  Maybe it was a warning:  Tom isn’t perfect.  Duh.

 The picture above was taken at the end of the reception that 650 people attended in an all- night downpour and went way beyond closing time, which was supposed to be ten ‘o clock.  Tom and I were exhausted to our hair follicles.

 The next morning (as much as I like sexual tension, I’m skipping it), Tom let a loud fart.

“Oh my gosh,” I yelled.  “My father said you would do that and you did it the first morning.  The FIRST morning.”  Tom laughed.  My father would have cracked up if he’d been there.  The two of them together would have had one of those guy moments.

 Tom and I have mostly hung out today.  Neither one of us feels well.  We’ll go to Taco Bell and have three taco supremes each (unless he can talk me out of that).  Maybe we’ll sit on the porch awhile.  We’ve already looked at old photos and sighed.  He tells me every single day he loves me, so why should this day be any different?  I don’t want it to be different.  I’ve always liked hanging with Tom.

9 comments:

Kristen said...

Congratulations on 45 years! I enjoyed reading that little slice of your life.

Sarah said...

Happy day you two! Love you.

Mmm. Taco Bell.

Katy said...

In the morning you may regret eating those tacos. Maybe it will be just like the morning after your honeymoon night. Toot! Toot! To 45 years!

whirligigdaisy said...

Congrats. And you look so lovely.

Kerry said...

congrats!

Richardson's B.L.A.H.S. said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Love you both! Hope you had a day like every other, full of love!

erica said...

Thanks for sharing that, you guys give me hope! Congratulations!

Rachel said...

Wow I don't know that I've ever seen a picture of you as a young adult, however the genes run so thick in our family that I could have sworn that you had daughters. Congratulations on 45 years. Too bad Grandpa never told me that my husband would fart, a lot. That was not one of the things he said when he married us.

dede said...

Late to the party, but I hope you guys had a wonderful day!
It's cute that you two, Sam & Sarah and Ed & I all have anniversaries the same week. It's been fun to read all our blogs about it.