Sunday, January 16, 2011

Engaged Dec. 20, 1960

We're engaged - December 20, 1960.
"Have yourself a merry little Christmas, let your cares be light.
"From now on your troubles will be out of sight..." was a happy echo in our hears that magical Christmas of 1960...
Below is that conversation continued on that Sunday in October 1960 when Walt called and said: "Eileen, I want to marry you."
"When?" is what I asked.
"How about Christmastime," Walt said.
"Oh, I don't think I could plan a wedding by Christmas," I said. (Wish I'd realized it could have been done. But that's called hindsight.)
So we got officially engaged when we both got home for Christmas break--he from his 2nd year of med school in St. Louis, and I from explained above--on Dec. 20.
Dec. 20 was Walt's Dad's birthday, so we went to his home to tell them the exciting news.


Julie said...

I didn't remember he wanted to get married at Christmas! Wow - he was a fast mover. Love the stories.

Brewer Bunch said...

No - in hindsight you would have been trying to squish your anniversary into all of the Christmas activities :). So it was actually great foresight!

Love the stories :)

The VIPs said...

I'm loving learning about your past with Uncle Walt, keep the stories coming!