Saturday, June 7, 2008

Marion and Ron--40 Wonderful Years!

I just received a phone call from my cousin, Teresa Ann, in Turlock, California. They are celebrating the 40th wedding anniversary of her sister, Marion and her husband, Ron. Marion is my Uncle Matt's daughter, and I have mentioned in previous posts that all of the Scott sisters from Phoenix are like my sisters. Marion wants to be on my blog. What is really interesting about this is that I almost wrote about her on April 8 when it was her birthday. That is when I was first starting to blog and wasn't sure about putting pictures and stories on this blog.

Marion and Ron were married 1968 in Phoenix. I remember this so well because it was when Bobby Kennedy was killed in Los Angeles. I loved Bobby Kennedy and everything he stood for. I was working at the smelter in Douglas as I had just finished my first year at ASU when this happened.

I remember visiting Marion and Ron in their apartment in California in the next few years. Marion was still a stewardess for United Airlines.

Ron went to work for Foster Farms in Turlock, California. That is where they lived and raised four wonderful children. Marty, Scott, Nate and Maggie all grew up in Turlock. One of my favorite memories of Marion's family was at our Family Reunion in 1992 in Douglas. Cecilia's three youngest children were involved in clogging and traveled around the state doing competition. They did a clogging presentation for the family. I remember Maggie, who was only about 9 at the time. She wanted to show what she
was good at and she did some cartwheels. It was so precious!!

Scott played football at the University of San Diego and we would all go to one game a year. It was so much fun for all of us to travel from the Phoenix area to San Diego to cheer on Scott and his team. My mom, Teresa, and my kids, along with all of our Phoenix relatives, would make the trip. I especially remember the year that they played Butler University from Indiana. Most o
f our cheers can't be published on this "family" site. Just use your imagination!!!

Marion is probably one of the nicest people you would ever want to meet. I am not saying that because she is my cousin. She is genuinely a great lady. I admire her so much. She is a breast cancer survivor. I feel so fortunate to have her in my life. Ron is one of the nice guys of the world. I congratulate them on 40 great years together!!!!!!!! I only wish that we had known about this party tonight. I can guarantee that I would have been there to celebrate Marion and Ron and their wonderful family. Teresa stayed out in California to be a part of this celebration!

Maggie has emailed me some pictures from tonight. I am putting them on the blog, along with some "older"pictures that I think are awesome.

In this day and age where it is easier to leave a marriage than to make it work, Ron and Marion are a testimony to what a marriage and a family should
be.

"I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!"


4 remarks:

Anonymous said...

what a wonderful family! those girls are gorgeous!

Kerri said...

All of the Scott girls are gorgeous, it's wonderful that our family gets together all the time to realize that. Congrats on the anniversary, Ron & Marion!!

Kerri

Anonymous said...

Why weren't we invited??????????? Our noses are just a bit crooked because we weren't there to celebrate!!!

Our biggest concern is that you are all keeping our Aunt Teresa in California and leading her down the path of debauchery!!!

We really love you and would have been there!!

Yaya, Pat, & Cecilia

Anonymous said...

Sheila...Tomas always speaks of Marion. Guess she was in Douglas during those wonderful days of summer and Tomas remembers her so much. Such a special lady! She and Ron were married the same year as Tom and I were. A year in which so much was going on in the U.S. History was being made! Such memories. Congratulations to Marion and Ron!
Love,Tom and Sandra Sanders