Our upcoming 43rd Wedding Anniversary this year brings memories of our friends as well as our own.
Lydia & I asked Father Eugene Raimbault, from the Holy Family Church in St. Boniface, MB., a suburb of Winnipeg, if he would marry us.
He replied, “Why me?” as he raised his hand to his forehead jokingly. He married us on a beautiful sunny evening Monday, May 17, 1976, at 6 p.m.
It was a small wedding with Mick and Doris Bronstein in attendance as witnesses.
After the ceremony we headed to the Knights of the Round Table Restaurant for the celebration.
The servers were all male and dressed like Robin Hood. From there we stayed at the Sheraton Hotel and travelled to Niagara Falls, ON for our honeymoon.
We had friends passed away on May 17th, and would like to remember them: Tony Huber, Ben Eringfeld, Clara Bodie, and Wendel Weber.
Wendel was our closest neighbour and helped us with hedge trimming, snow clearing, and other yard work when I was unable to do so due to knee replacement surgery.
I would like to dedicate the following to my wife, which I wrote when we got engaged.
Lydia My Love
I could not have said I loved you yesterday, and meant it
like I do today
You seem so much a part of me now
So how can I regret it.
As the time slowly passes by
Every moment explains the reason why.
We will always be happy together
To cherish old sweet thoughts in a wonderful
bondage of marriage.
So how can I ever leave you Lydia, My Love,
My one and only love
I will always be true
‘cause I love only you.