In the last century, a love story began when a man loved a woman enough to marry her 35 years ago today! This is our story with photos that I scanned from my Creative Memories wedding album. I remade our wedding album since the colors were fading from photos. There wasn't acid free paper back then. So enjoy the story as it unfolds in the photos.
Phil and I were serving with the U.S Air Force in England in 1976 when we met on Christmas eve at a party, I'd been invited by a Colonel and his wife to their home after the chapel's candlelight Christmas eve service. I'd met them on a ride they gave me to the other base, when I been on base for a week. Couldn't take the commuter bus since it was the last one and full. Oh dear. (Where we were, there were twin bases, RAF Woodbridge and RAF Bentwaters. They were separated by a forest. They have been closed since the mid 1980s, if I remember correctly.) But I waited at the gate and someone offered me a ride. Long story short...Phil was asked by a friend of his, who was also going to the Colonel's house afterwards, to come to join them. We got to talking, laughed over a cheese ball and then we started seeing each other. Both of us went to chapel on Sundays. We worked with the youth group, after the chaplain asked us to. Needed some young people to help them. That was another thing we did together, since both of us were Christians. So, in July 77 we were engaged and in 8 Oct 77 we were wed.