Thursday, August 15, 2013

Countdown to The 45th: Recent Years

August 2010 -- on the porch of the Grand Hotel
Ed and I are celebrating 45 years of marriage this weekend by taking some time off and going to Mackinac Island. We could hardly afford to set a toe on the porch of the Grand Hotel way back when we were married in 1968, but this weekend we will stay at the Grand and revel in its delightful Michigan hospitality with our family.

MSU football game -- circa 1994

Looking back has been a trip. Our Michigan State years as marching band fans and football fans really took off when all three of our children spent their college years at State. Then there have been the years of losing my parents, changes in Ed's mother's life, and gaining four grandchildren. Poignant years. Wonderful years.

I'm going to do two more blog posts that will be "countdowns." Tomorrow will be the 1970's and 1980's. Oh my. Stay tuned.

Copyright 2013
Wanda Hayes Eichler

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations, Ed and Wanda. In a time when many marriages fail to survive the ups and downs that beset a marriage, yours is an inspiration and an example to many of us!! I look forward to the next two blogs!! By the way, did you happen to see the pictures Joel and Heather posted of our newest grandchild? One proud grandma, Brenda