June 30th, 2012 by

60 Years & Counting

Two little love birds sitting in a tree…



My grandparents celebrated 60 years of marriage this weekend. Can you even imagine?

They met in Holland many moons ago. My grandfather was a missionary, and my grandmother had just joined the Mormon church. He replaced the missionary that had converted her family. My grandfather and his companion missionary visited her family’s home a lot, allowing them to get to know each other. They also spent time talking during choir practice. A couple of months later, my grandfather was transferred to another city where he completed the rest of his mission., but by then he was already madly in love.

When he returned to the States, my grandfather phoned my grandmother and asked her to come and visit him. She said yes and spent two weeks on a boat (sick as a dog) and three days on a bus before arriving in Utah. They have been together ever since.

60 years, 3 kids, 10 grand-kids and 6 great grand-kids later…


They are still very much in love, and the absolute cutest couple ever.

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