Friday, September 6, 2013

64 Years of Marriage Bliss

I'm a day late with this post but Mama Jean and Papa Carrel celebrated 64 years of marriage yesterday! These two lovebirds met at Abilene College and almost didn't happen when he asked out another girl (thinking she was Mama Jean) after they met in the Dean's office. His attention to detail is one of his best traits!

They got married on Labor Day weekend. He sold his car to buy an engagement ring and then had to borrow her father's car for their honeymoon to Petit Jean, Arkansas.  They've lived in Texas, California, Norway (as missionaries for 10 years), Texas again, Alabama, Arkansas and Alabama again.
These two are such an inspiration and blessing to their four children, 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren! And many others too! One of his marriage tips is to always admit when you are in the wrong. He loves to say, "I'm sorry, you're right" except it comes out "I'm sorry [that] you're right."

Happy Anniversary!

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