Yesterday would have been the 67th Wedding Anniversary of my mom and dad, had they stayed married and had my mother still been alive. They were married July 9, 1943 and divorced in 1949. My mother Ruby Nadine Flanders Margheim Craine passed away July 14, 1990. But July 9th still is a special day in my heart, for I know they came together in love at the time of their marriage and had hopes of remaining together for the rest of their lives. In their wedding portrait above, my dad, Ernest Ludwig Margheim, is 21 years old. On August 8th this year, he’ll celebrate his 89th birthday. My mother was born in 1925, so she was 18 years old at the time of their marriage. I think they look much older than the 21 and 18 year old couples of today.