"Just a note to remind you that 69 years ago today -- Dorothea Scott married Edwin Park. The date was August 6, 1939. Mom always told us that the infant, Patricia Scott was lying on the bed while she got dressed. Bill and Eddie served the mass; Matt was best man while Margaret was maid of honor."
My cousin, Pat, answered with this email:
"That was a favorite story of your Mom's. Thanks for reminding me of the date. I'm sure it was quite a wedding! Look at what great products came out of that union."
I emailed Tom and asked him if he would mind if I put this on the blog. He said that he would be proud to have it posted.
I have mentioned in previous posts how much I loved going to Sacramento when I was a child. We always spent time there during the summer visiting my Aunt Dot, Uncle Ed, and their six children. The "great products that came out of that union" are Tom, Kathy, Jean and Jan, Ted and Ed--two sets of twins!!
As an adult, I loved talking to my Aunt Dot about so many things. She was always so much fun to be around. She was a great lady!!
The picture on this post is their wedding picture from August 6, 1939. My mom and my Uncle Matt were the maid of honor and best man.
Dot and Ed had some dear friends who they always visited when they were in Douglas. Two of their best friends were Tom and Thelma Sanders. Tom and Thelma were the parents of my dear friend Sandra's husband, Tom. This is another family connection that goes way back. Sandra is always so great about adding a remark on this blog.
So to all of my Sacramento cousins, I am thinking of your wonderful parents today. I am grateful to have all of you in my life! Love you lots!!!!!!
Hope you like the song dedicated to your wonderful mother!
In the words of my favorite children's author, Carmen Agra Deedy, "Those we love are never really gone, as long as their stories are told."