It was an innocent drive to see the beautiful country side! Just the two of them sitting side by side, smiling from ear to ear. Finally, they were together! And ALONE!
Mile after mile of beautiful Fall leaves, adorning the roadsides. A few splashes of water would pitter pat on the windshield, as the tires rolled through the already fallen leaves.
Ray was taking his sweetie to My Old Kentucky home for a day trip. Betty had never been and was happy to be with her BF!
As they drove mile after mile in Grandpa Drake’s car…SOMEHOW the conversation took a turn!
“Why don’t we get married?” Ray asked.
“MARRIED?” Betty surprisingly questioned.
Within moments, they were planning a WEDDING?
(I imagine the conversation went pretty quickly. Because it was the later part of October & they were married on November 2nd).
“How about November 2nd?”
“Let’s do it!”
They returned home to announce their Big Engagement!
IT WAS ON! The Wedding of the Century!
Today, this beautiful couple, I am proud to call my mother & father n law, Ray & Betty Drake are celebrating fifty years of ‘being happily married’.
Their story is one you will never forget. I began writing it a year ago this week and have only finished the first few chapters. But when it is complete, I promise you won’t want to miss it!
However, as for today, November 2nd, 2018…take time to shout them out!
Their lives have been filled with family, friends, love, dancing, and laughter, like none other.
They spend their days of retirement in Kuai HI enjoying the sunshine, tradewinds, biking, hiking, ocean views & Sunsets, which illuminate the sky.
I am proud to be their daughter n law. Thank you Betty & Ray Drake for being a wonderful example to us all.
Sending you love & joy to fill your special day. When you made that choice to say, “I Do!” Fifty years ago!
We Love You!
Happy Anniversary! Fifty Years WOW!