My Grandparents, Bessie and Ambrose, were married on 11 March 1926. They traveled to the county Courthouse and were married by a Justice of the Peace. My Grandmother’s sister Viola and her husband, also named Ambrose, traveled with my Grandparents to witness their wedding. How I wish I had a photo of them taken on their wedding day! Unfortunately, this photo is the oldest known picture of the two of them together. It was made circa 1934.
Their children hosted a surprise celebration for them on 11 March 1990, the day of their 64th wedding anniversary. My Grandparents had been married for 64 years. It was not quite a traditional anniversary year for a party, but due to their ages and health problems, their children didn’t want to wait another year.
After the party, my Grandmother carefully packed away the topper for the cake in her cedar chest. My aunt, who lived with my Grandparents all her life, gave the topper to me after the death of my Grandmother.
The cake topper has a place of honor on the buffet in my dining area. It sits on a silverplated mirrored cake base and is covered with a glass vase used as a cloche. Both were recent thrift store finds.
Placed next to it is a framed photo of my Grandparents at the celebration.
My husband and I married twice…the first time when we were very young. Too young to really know what we were doing. The second wedding was 8 years later, after we had both finally grown up. We’ve been together now for almost 22 years and hope to have many more…in fact, I look forward to being with him as long as my Grandparents were married.
I’m joining in with Stephanie at Angelic Accents for her 2nd Annual Wedding Blog Party - Here Comes the Bride. Since there are some hints of pink in this post, I’m also linking up with Beverly for another Pink Saturday. Thanks so much for visiting me today!