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Saturday, December 12, 1970

Betty Rose's Wedding...

This post was written by my Grandmom Betty Rose...
Rick & Betty
December 12, 1951

We were married in the chapel of a big Presbyterian Church in Lubbock, Texas and it was just the way we planned. It was later in the evening on a Monday night (only in California do you have to get married on the weekends!). Our reception was at my home. Mother and friends did a great job. it was my parent's silver wedding anniversary, therefore I selected blue and silver for my colors. I made my dress as well as my maid of honor's dress and my mother's dress. Rick was a senior at Texas Tech and planned to do post-graduate work. He was a professional student I'm sure! We stayed our first night together in Lubbock. Rick could only get a room with two beds-- what a shock that was for me when we arrived! But, as you can tell we didn't care. Rick was in school and our parents didn't have a lot of money, we were very frugal. We traveled to Houston to our apartment, Rick took off a semester. Before it was time to go back to school I was "with child," Suzan, so we lost another semester. It was well worth it!! So Rick was back in school and doing well and we had our baby. Rick and I both worked and my mother cared for Suzie.
Now remember, Rick was a senior when we married and before he left Tech I had three babies (Suzan, Richard & Janet). On the third pregnancy we bought a little TV!!
When the third baby was born we moved to California. Rick had a wonderful job so he came first to get money for me to come. Although the company paid my expenses. Within a week we found our first home in La Mirada for a $250.00 down payment, which Rick's parents loaned us. Then we were so comfortable that we had baby #4 (Kathleen).
Again, remember Rick and I were only children and what a big family we have now (4 kids, 9 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren).

As I write this to you I'm reflecting back and there is not one thing I would change. I loved Rick, and my children, and having no money was OK.
Our marriage only lasted 53 years. 2 days after our 53rd anniversary Rick died. I've had a wonderful life to remember!
Notes from Kara-Noel: Click on the article above if you would like to read it.
I wanted this post date to be 12/12/1951 but blogger won't let me anything before 1970. I was able to put my mom's on her actual wedding date! I think I'm so cool...LOL!

4 comments:

lynette said...

what a wonderful story. I only hope that I can be so blessed.

Megan said...

So sweet. I love that she said her marriage only lasted 53 years. Good for them for sticking it out for 53 years! And I'm sorry too that it only lasted 53 years.

What a great example.

Lishak said...

What nice pictures! I love old wedding pics. You were very beautiful and your husband was very dashing. :)
I aspire to be married to my husband at least 50 year too! I'm glad God gave you 53 years together. What a precious gift. :)

Betty P said...

It was such fun to share my wedding pictures. Also I have looked at each wedding posted. They are all so beautiful. May each one celebrate 53 years together.

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