Sunday, October 31, 2010

An anniversary remembrance

My grandparents, Robert and Mary Burch, were married on October 31, 1939, which seems like an awfully long time ago, doesn't it? And it was -- seventy-one years ago today. My grandma died in 1981, but Grandad celebrated his 90th birthday last July. Here they are in the summer of 1974 or thereabouts, and from the looks of things, it must have been the Summer of Izod, with my grandma sporting the ladies' pique shirt dress and Grandad wearing the Woodstock yellow men's golf shirt, probably with tennis tails, although he was always a golfer. Ma was three years older than Grandad, a fact that he constantly twitted her about, and they were just incredibly cute together. Just a brief remembrance on the day that started it all.

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