Thursday, April 4, 2013

44th Anniversary!

Today is our 44th Anniversary! April 4, 1969! I was working for BC Tel in Campbell River and Norma was working in Vancouver. Neither of us had any time off coming so I drove to Vancouver Thursday night and we got married on Good Friday. We drove around until we found a preacher who would marry us. Finally found one, forget which brand of church, and got to use all the flowers that they had set out for Easter. My brother and Norma's BF were the only people he would allow in. Then we had a party at our apartment on Friday night, went for dinner with our parents on Saturday night and moved to Campbell River on Sunday. Back to work on Monday! Norma found a job in Campbell River that same week.

We had toasters and everything already so our friends put cash into a pot and we used the money for a trip to Arizona in June. We went in June because the hotels were all on summer rates so we stayed in a $49 (high season rate) resort for $19 per night.

We will be in San Antonio tomorrow night and Norma wants to go out for dinner there so that is where we will celebrate! Our friend Rae is there so hopefully she will join us!


My friend Brian of Brian and Sue emailed to tell me we will be running into some snow along that route so we are re-thinking! We do not "do" snow any more, we dealt with it enough when we lived on the Alaska / BC border.

Don't worry Rae, we will still be in San Antonio tomorrow night.


  1. Happy Anniversary you two! Nice story. Hope you celebrate with gusto. All the best.

  2. Congrats! 44 years in this day and age is amazing!

    Cheers, Peter.

  3. Hey guys - we'll meet you in SD we will be there next week - on our list too!. Hold to your plan it is great in Colorado right now - just a blip next Monday/Tuesday but not too bad!

  4. Happy Anniversary. Also, it is 45th anniversary of MLK assassination.

    1. Yes, it is a date I wish I did not have to share!

  5. Okay, I don't ask for much from anyone. But, how about a photo from that wedding day? Come on Croft, start doing some digging.

  6. Congratulations, it's nice that Telus will now give you time off to get married thanks to the TWU (FTW back then). Mind you, CT&S wouldn't give you time off if you were dead back then!

  7. Happy Anniversary! Love Norma's hair.