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Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husband for 32 years of adventure, love, and laughter. One of the most important things we’ve learned is to have a sense of humor. After our wedding in Alberta, Canada, we were driving down to Sam’s parent’s house in California, when we noticed smoke billowing out of the trunk. We pulled over to the side of the road to find out what was going on. It turned out that the wires that connected the trailer to the trunk had come loose and had burned holes in our clothing, including my wedding dress. I looked at my ruined wedding dress and cried. But Sam hugged me and said, It’s our marriage that’s important, not things.” When we got to California, Sam’s mom stayed up all night sewing me a dress that I could wear to the open house the next day. Looking back on these thirty-two years, we’ve had our good times and bad times, but a sense of humor has always come in handy. We’ve moved twelve times, raised five children, and vacationed in Canada, Greece, France, Belgium, Italy, England, and Scotland. We spent a lot of time playing in the ocean, learned Greek, found Sam’s Greek relatives, had many wonderful reunions with our families, watched a lot of MASH and Star Trek together, gone to many movies, read books, and played a lot of board games. (Our wedding present to each other was a Scrabble game, and we still play it regularly.) We’ve both worked with youth for many years and we’ve treasured the experiences. We’ve had our share of heartaches, but we’ve learned to be patient and keep our eyes on the goal. Our love has grown into a tree. It’s been a great adventure, and we look forward to many more.
Sam and Carol Wedding Photo 2

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