Happy 50th Anniversary Nancy and Binky!
In the early fall of 1973 Nancy and Binky were a young engaged couple. Nancy was a junior at Stephens College in Columbia Mo. and Binky was a college grad starting his business career. He followed Nancy to Missouri to be near her as she completed her college studies.
No one could imagine that their plans would change so suddenly.
Our parents were in a car accident and died on Sept. 30th.
Somehow, Nancy was allowed to become the guardian of her sisters. Nancy had a strong sense of duty and I remember saying, 'we want Nancy'.
Binky wanted nothing more than to support and help Nancy.
They decided to get married immediately so they would be together and so Binky could live at our house. He was a tremendous help and support to her.
Just think, Nancy was twenty, and Bink was twenty-three.
My gratitude and appreciation for their sacrifice is enormous. This was only the beginning of their marriage story.
Along with Janice, Janet, Cindy, Sue and I, Nancy and Bink had four children of their own. What devoted and loving parents (and now grandparents) they have been.
They have lived out their vows and it's a powerful and wonderful thing to witness.
Fifty years of joy and sorrow, happiness and fun, tears and pain.
Serving and loving one another all the while shepherding a flock of siblings and guiding their own children thru this life.
For as long as ye both shall live.
God bless you two crazy kids!
You are loved.
p.s. i hope i didn't get anything wrong...you know...this memory thing...