Saturday, June 17, 2023

A Very Special Edition of This Blog...

 This is a very special edition of the blog.  Fifty one years ago today, Pam and I said "I Do" in front of a small gathering of friends and relatives.  The event took place in the Congregational Church on Main Street in Dunstable, Massachusetts.  This is where Pam grew up.  The reception took place about ten miles away at the Grange Hall in Hudson, New Hampshire.  This event took place just eight months from our first date.

We planned and paid for the entire event... well Pam did most of it.  She made her own wedding gown, we hired a friend to be the bar tender, we hired my sister's husband to be the photographer, and the hardest part was the guest list.  We had a size limit for the reception.  But we both had many aunts and uncles and cousins and had a difficult time deciding who we could invite or not.  And to make matters worse, my mother passed away in her sleep less than four weeks before our wedding.

Being married wasn't always easy.  We have had our trials and tribulations over time, but if you value it and work at it, it will survive.  And when things like Pam's dementia diagnosis occur, it is especially important.  I look forward to a hug every morning when she gets up.  And we hug often during the day.   It wasn't always that way.  But it is important that it is that way now.

And this would not be complete without mention of our three daughters.  They all have a strong work ethic and personal integrity.   We are very proud of all three of them.  And they are passing those traits on to the five grandsons.  We love gathering them all together for a meal and quality time together.  The following photos of our wedding were taken by Michael Del Monaco.  He did a wonderful job.

Pam, Wishing you a very Happy Anniversary!!


  1. Mazel Tov on your Anniversary!

  2. Happy Anniversary!

  3. Bruce, you and your wedding party chose the same cheesy dinner jackets as I and my wedding party did one year earlier, back in 1971. I guess maybe we broke them in for you. They must have been magical, because we're still married too. Cheers!

  4. We have only turned out so great because we had great roll models...We all love you both<3