John has been working on his dad's story. We all should do that. My mom's family did that and I love going back and reading about my ancestors.
Anyway, he found some amazing photos of our early years as a young couple. Not sure how old Janet Beth was in this photo, but young. She was born early and was in hospital for 2 weeks. John and I were both 32 years old in this picture. We got married when we were 30.
We spent our first couple years in Phoenix. Janet was born there. John was in television news and we moved to San Diego where Heidi was born. Shortly after we moved to Chicago.
John was with WLS in Chicago and they had a policy of having their on-air people give a Christmas greeting with their families. The photo below is us on the tv set. That photo was taken in 1977. The one with JB as a baby was taken in 1974.
Now, I just need to find our wedding photo's. Those are reallly fun.
Heidi was 3 years old, and JB almost 5. Aren't they the cutest little girls? Still are and giving John and I adorable grandchildren.
John and I went to high school together. Neither of us were interested in each other, other than friends. We went to the same church. While we were in college and after we would see each other occassionally. But, we really didn't click until 1972 when I came home from living in Japan and saw him on tv. I called him, we had a couple dates and he proposed on our 3rd date. That was in December 1972 and we were married March 31, 1973. We've had a wonderful marriage. Some rocky places along the way, but those have helped us grow as a couple.
So, now you know some of the story.