November 21, 2010

I have always loved him...

November 18, 1976
Mr. & Mrs. Jeffery Paul Beeler
Memphis, Tennessee
 Notice my little grandmother, "Baby".   She only wore that mink on special occasions.
I wish I could remember what we were talking about.....
It may have been ...   "are you sure"  "did we really do this" " can we leave now"
I was 18, and he was 21.   Our parents were probably worried sick.
my sweet mama....  she looked beautiful in my extremely modest prom dress.   I am sure she would have like to have had a new dress of her own; but, I don't remember her ever telling me this.  She always sacrificed what she wanted, so I  could have what I wanted.  She wore an afro better than any white women I know.  My hair was way over permed too.
Daddy had hair then and I had a waste line.  He was also taller than me in 1976.  By todays standards, we had a modest wedding.  My dress and veil cost $125.00.  I loved it.  I am sure this was a financial hardship for my parents.  One morning after daddy got home from working 3rd shift at Harvester, he left me a note that was a picture he drew of himself.  No shirt, and a pair of pants with the pockets pulled out, indicating they were empty.  It was his way of telling me,  no to something else I wanted for the wedding.   I wish I had that note now.  It was priceless.  
Susan, affectionally known as Sweet Suzie.  She served punch that night.  Susan has been serving someone as long as I've known her.  This was also her wedding anniversary.  Mama looks to be "holding court" with the ladies on the wall, Rita Mallory, Roni Lynn, Mrs. Williams, Loretta and Sherri Ward.
Jeff wore his high heels for the occasion. 
I think we look hilarious.  A friend of my parents took the pictures.  I am sure the price was right.  He took a lot of great shots of the ceiling.  About five years ago I cropped most of them, and started a scrap book.   Another project I never quite finished.  I need to crop the ceiling out of this picture; however, it does help tell the story of our 70's style wedding reception, at the classy Royal Oaks Motel in Frayser.  I suppose glamours get-a-ways in a limo in your wedding dress were not the rage.  We drove away in this,  in our 1969 gold Cutlass Supreme.  It was the perfect ending to a perfect day.
34 years later, I came home to these pink roses, manchego (sp?)  cheese,  bread and dipping oil and a bottle of red, non-alcohol wine.  swoon.....  I didn't even know they made wine without the alcohol.   We thought it was pretty funny.
Jeff cooked hamburgers on the grill - one of my fav's, and we had a fresh avocado.  
I have always loved him.... and always will.
Happy Anniversary, honey.  


  1. You two are adorable! I love the old timey pictures :) It was fun seeing them. You both get better with age.

  2. I love this post so much! It is so great to see the two of you that long ago. I really love the most recent picture of you...that's how I see you in my mind now. Can hardly wait to see you...this WEEK!!!!!!

  3. That's so awesome. I love you guys! Happy Anniversary!

  4. I laughed out loud at the "jeff wearing heels" part. Still giggling. Can't wait to see you all! Happy Anniversary!!

  5. Glenda, you are a lucky lady to have found the love of your life. This post was worth the 2 hours it took you!

  6. Absolutely wonderful! I also love that most recent pic. Can't wait to see the two of you!!!

  7. So, I LOVE the picture of you and your mom. Beautiful!I hope you have that one framed in your house. I can see so much of Amanda in you in that picture too. I like the first one of you and are looking into the camera and he cant take his eyes off of you! So cute!!

  8. L-O-V-E this post! Your dress was so pretty. You guys are fabulous and we love you! Happy Anniversary!

  9. I'm so glad you posted these pictures! I so loved looking through your album when I visited. You two are so cute!

  10. oh, I LOVE you both!! Thanks so much for sharing that and posting those very sweet pics of your wedding; you and your sweet parents and you and Jeff -- you both are adorable!! Miss you both!! :) xoxoxo


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