I just remembered as I saw what date this is, that my parents Art and Alice Rasmussen were married on this date 72 years ago in the Manti Temple. I always remembered their anniversary while they were alive, even when I was young. It was a day that was always very important to me. I remember one anniversary in the late 60's, I think, when Dad gave Mom a diamond wedding ring set. She was so thrilled, and she put her inexpensive red garnet ring away that she got when they were first married. I now cherish that garnet ring as my own. In 1959, Dad brought Mom 25 brand new silver dollars when he came home for lunch. I remember how happy they were and how we had a big group hug. I always came home for lunch from school at any age. It was my favorite time of day and the food was the best ever.
My parents are both gone now, having both died in 2001 within six weeks of each other. I know that they are celebrating today together. Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad. I love you.