Our 62nd Wedding Anniversary

Anniversary #62 Oct. 17, 2014October 17, 1952

Yay us! It doesn’t seem possible that we have been married (yes, to each other) for sixty-two years. Our wedding was held on a beautiful fall evening in Houston, Texas at a little church that no longer exists, Woodland Christian Church. My Father and David’s Mother had to get the marriage license because we were too young; I was 17, David was 19. My brother, Rev. Emil H. Bunjes, Jr. officiated. It was his very first wedding to perform as a new Pastor. We were all nervous but it was lovely. The balcony at the church was filled with  my girlfriends from high school. We were all in our drum and bugle corp/drill team, the Reagan Red Coats. A lively group. David had graduated from high school in January of that year, 1952 and I graduated the following June. My best friend, Sue, was my Maid-of-Honor. We met in the 6th grade and are still best friends. I guess we really are BFFs (Best Friends Forever).

I designed my wedding dress and my Mother made it. I still have it. My Mother also made my “going away” suit”. My Honeymoon wardrobe was simple…..really simple….blue jeans and plaid shirts. David and I had shirts that matched. That was considered very cool at the time.

We spent our Honeymoon in New Braunfels, Texas, staying at the beautiful, old Faust Hotel. I wonder what they thought when we walked in? It’s a good thing we had made our reservations in advance. We came home a week later to a room full of more wedding gifts that had come in. So blessed. We moved into an upstairs apartment in a lovely old home in the Montrose district of Houston close to bus lines to take us to our jobs. David was in the Naval Reserves and had to be gone once a week in the evening. I had never been at home alone….EVER! But that’s another story! Funny, too!

Guess I had better stop now, after all, there is a lot to say about what has happened since we returned from New Braunfels; David went to college, then served in the U.S. Navy, David went back to college, our two sons were born, David went to graduate school; our daughter was born. See what I mean…..lots of living!

Someday I’ll go all the way back to the beginning and write about how David and I met. It makes a great story that our children, grandchildren and friends love to hear. It’s funny, and yes, it’s all true. It’s my opinion that people don’t like LONG blogs; David disagrees and writes really long, scholarly blogs. I don’t.

We are blessed with three children and six grandchildren (counting the two newest who are married to two of our oldest grandchildren. We proudly call them our grandchildren, also. We are retired now and enjoying life immensely.

Our going Steady photos, 1951

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights,

who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17

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18 thoughts on “Our 62nd Wedding Anniversary

  1. Loved reading this! You and David are my role models and my inspiration, on so many levels. Your lives are a tremendous blessing to all of us! We love and admire you both tremendously!

  2. Thank you for sharing. How sweet. Y’all are a lovely couple. Here’s to many more years of married bliss!

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  3. Didn’t know dad performed your wedding. What a great story! Looking forward to the other parts of the story. Congratulations to a wonderful aunt and uncle! Love you both.

  4. What an enjoyable story to read! Lovely to find out more about you two!
    All the best upon reaching this milestone of 62 years! Wow!

  5. Congratulations!! I have heard most of your story before but reading it again just now kept a big smile on my face. What a sweet and Godly story Adele. Thank you for taking the time to share it with all of us again today. In this difficult 2014 world your precious life story is a breath of fresh air…heart warming!! Love to you and David…Jim & Elaine

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