Friday, August 8, 2008

August 9, 1968 - 40 Years!!!

"The Wedding Party"

Here we are after being married in a candlelight ceremony at Westboro United Church in Ottawa. August 9th, 1968.

A few of the same suspects 40 years later.

We had a very casual pub night in Ottawa last week and were able to celebrate, not only with our own children...Jane home from Belgium, and Gordon from Vancouver, but also with most of our original wedding party.

Our best man, Charles Beach and ma soeur Hélène came from Markham. Darling Janice and Cam surprised us by getting my maid of honour Heather and her husband Peter to attend. My nephew and niece aka the ringbearer and flower girl were there, Shelley having come from Washington State USA. Both brothers and their clan created the usual sort of merriment when 'pints' have been consumed. Larry's Mom was the parental generation link, and Allan, Deb, and Alison Doherty held up the groom's side. It was a great way to re-connect.

Thanks to everyone who was there "then" as you all are "now".


  1. There is nooooo way you are old enough to be celebrating a 40th!!!
    40th birthday perhaps.

  2. Happy Anniversary to a great couple. And I agree with Carmi you are way too young for this celebrations number.

  3. Gives new meaning to "Child Bride". I was 19 (soon to be 20) and couldn't even drink at my own wedding as the legal age was 21 in "those" days. We were on our way to Princeton University where the professor got his doctorate, and I started my life as the "alien" spouse. We traveled across Canada via trains, planes and automobiles on our honeymoon. Best days of our lives...haven't looked back since.

  4. Wow 40 years and you both still look great. Happy Anniversary Thanks for sharing the pictures. The styles remind me of our wedding. Hope all is well and hope to see you soon

  5. I was just a child and didn't know any better. Fortunately, it all worked out just fine. I'm looking forward to the 50th—that's "wood", right?

  6. Congratulations and best wishes on your 40th wedding anniversary. You both are an inspiration to us young 'uns.

  7. Congrats to you and the Professor on your 40th. What an accomplishment! And I loved seeing the photos of your wedding.

  8. Leslie, what incredible photo's - thank you for sharing them with us.. you were a simply stunning bride!