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I found a great old picture of Lorena

Lorena at Thanksgiving in Boynton Beach, Florida, 1972

I found this great picture of Lorena from shortly after we were married in 1992. It reminded me of another photo I saw of the day when Grandpa Lauro and Grandma Conchita got married on November 13, 1966–very close to exactly twenty six years after the above picture was taken. It is kind of amazing that they both look so much like Conchita’s mother who is signing for the marriage on the right side of the image below. Our twenty fifth anniversary is coming up in a few weeks. I am awfully grateful to be part of this family that has been so kind to me.

Lauro and Conchita get married (Grandma Leonor signs) -- November 13, 1966

Twenty-two years ago

Lorena signs wedding papers with Grandma Conchita and Grandma Sarah in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
We got married in an event hall called El Tío on Avenida Eugenio Garza Sada in Monterrey, Mexico. It was one of the happiest days of my life. One for which I am still grateful. This anniversary is a little different in that we are, in a certain sense, back to how we started with no kids in the house. That is Grandma Conchita, Lorena’s mom on the left side of the photo and Grandma Sarah, my mom on the right. We are starting to understand a lot of those things that older people described to us about the shortness of life.  Kelly is now about the same age as Lorena when this picture was taken and both the kids are out making their own way. I would not change a thing other than my own attitude. God is good.

Betty Blonde #182 – 03/27/2009
Betty Blonde #182
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*Drawn for Kelly’s 15th birthday