Friday, August 18, 2006

60th anniversary

This weekend, my family will be celebrating my grandparents' 60th wedding anniversary. Amazing, huh? Both children of Irish immigrants, they grew up in the Boston area and met around the time of WWII- my grandfather was in the Army and my grandmother was an elementary school teacher. She once told me that she always knew when he was back home because all of the children in her classroom would get restless and start asking "Who is that soldier at the door?" They have four children, eight grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and one more on the way (not mine, don't get any ideas....). My grandfather worked as a forensic chemist for the Massachusetts State Police and also obtained a law degree by attending law school at night on the G.I. Bill. My grandmother was one of the first graduates of Framingham State Teachers' College and taught elementary school in Waltham for decades. They both love traveling and have been everywhere, including adventurous places like Haiti, Colombia, and Russia during the Cold War. They are two very inspiring people and have taught by example the values of hard work, education, and open-mindedness. Here is their wedding photo:

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is very nice!!! But Framingham State was founded in 1839 and I don't think Mom-mom is that old!

eileen said...

oops! maybe she was one of the first graduates of the teaching program? i'll have to fact check..

Anonymous said...

Wow ... your grandfather kinda looks like you. Just a weeeeee bit. :)

Tina said...

I would say you have your grandmother's mouth and chin. Is that a weird comment?

eileen said...

Coming from you? Not that weird :)