Friday, September 26, 2008

65th Anniversary

It's hard to believe that anyone could stay married to the same person for 65 years ... but my Mom & Dad have done it, and done it with class. We're celebrating this weekend with friends and family.

This is the shadowbox my sister Suzanne and I concocted (with long-distance advice from Der Craigle). The box itself was somewhat worn, so needed refinishing and a little touch of gold to brighten it up.

(Back of shadowbox ... I love this funny picture of Mom "begging" Dad to marry her. Click on the image to see it larger, and read the captions.)

Above is Detail 1: Spectacles with pictures of Dad & Mom adhered to the back of the lenses with Diamond Glaze. Both the spectacles and the little booklet were stitched to the fabric picture before it was glued to the backing of the box.

Above is Detail 2: a miniaturized copy of the dance booklet for Dad's Senior Ring Dance at Texas A&M ... just before he and Mom were married. (The dance was for the Class of '44, but was held in '43.)

Happy Anniversary, Mom & Dad ... we love you.