Thursday, May 27, 2010
Our Story of Love
Once upon a time, two 19 year olds (who dated for two months) said "I do."
That was 27 years ago today.
Vaughn actually worked till 5:30 p.m. that day at Sharpe's Department Store. They got married at 6:00. He was almost late, which might have caused a girl to get worried. Not Tracey. She knew he was coming.
They were married in the back yard of her parents home on North John. It was about a 100 dollar wedding. Seriously. The only expenses she can remember would be the cake, which was small, a tiny silk bouquet and whatever her mom spent on the barbeque dinner their very few guests (just family) enjoyed after they left.
The wallpaper in her mom's kitchen is cracking her up today. But it was pretty back then, really.
He wore his brown suit (brown!), the one he had owned for a couple of years. She wore a sleeveless white eyelet dress that she'd also worn before. She remembers going to the store to get some pastel ribbons to put around her waist to fancy it up.
It was a big decision...not the ribbon for her waist, but the man she would marry. She chose wisely.
He has loved her every single day for 27 years. And she him.