August 9, 1969
Thank you for a wonderful example of marriage!
I know you've been through a lot in 40 years.
I don't know the exact statistic, but I know that it is becoming rare for marriages to last 40 years. By God's grace, you've made it to 40 years! May the Lord bless you and keep you together for many more years.
I really wanted to go celebrate 40 years with my parents in Fort Wayne, but it just didn't work for us to go home this summer. Plus, they did not want to have a party. I put their photo in the Fort Wayne Lutheran newspaper and they enjoyed that. The FWL newspaper had never had anyone "advertise" like that before. Maybe I started something...?