Cheers to 40 Years!

Today, my wonderful parents celebrate 40 years of marriage! It's fun to think back to 1974 and imagine what life was like. Here are some fun facts to consider:

Gallon of Gas - .40 cents
Loaf of Bread - .16 cents
Steak - $1.39/lb
Average Car - $4,400.00
Toilet Tissue - .26 cents (2 rolls)
Refrigerator - $288.00

On this particular day in 1974, Mobile, Ala. was being hit by your typical summer thunderstorms and all of downtown was flooding - but all was cool, calm and collective as mom and the bridesmaids hair-dryed bridesmaid dresses from a flooded car. Dad fought with his shoelaces, trying to get the rice-bags untied from his laces, unsuccessfully (thanks to the bridesmaids). But somehow everyone made it to St. Pius X for a beautiful nuptial mass, followed by a reception at the church hall.

August 17, 1974

Thanks for always being there for us when we need you, always steering us in the right direction and giving us some much needed {maybe not always appreciated} advice along the way. You raised three amazing kids, and I'm so lucky that god chose me to be one of them. I thank him every day for giving me such awesome parents are you! We are all so lucky to have you in our lives, especially your 8 grandkids, who look up to you dearly! 

Bailey, Landon, Makenzie, Emilia, Jayden, Elijah, Lucas and Olivia.

Cheers to 40 years... and many more hand-in-hand with your toes in the sand!

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