My kids and I recently returned from St. Louis, where we celebrated Thanksgiving on Thursday and my parents’ 50th Anniversary on Friday. I painted this for them, the beautiful old church in Berwyn, Illinois where they were married on November 27, 1965.
My parents knew each other for decades as the children of two families who were friends. They lived just a few houses away from each other split by an alley, but didn’t really “think” about each other until both were adults. The old story goes that both my grandmas prayed at this very church that my parents would “find someone”. Powerful grandmas, I think, who maybe had a clue the two should find each other! Were they ever right.
Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad!