Thursday, June 7, 2007

'TIL DEATH DO US PART - October 4, 1958

I've shared so much of our lives in my 100+ posts I thought I'd share a few pictures of us when it all began. This is us as we prepared to walk into the church to be married.

Meet the happy couple -

Mr. & Mrs. Mickey Joyce



The new bride & groom with Dr. Hood, Pastor of 1st Baptist Church, Flagstaff, Arizona who had just performed the ceremony.

My dress was a very light grey and the hair piece and shoes were turquoise.

I still have the dress - but haven't been able to fit into it for years!!!



Here we are on our honeymoon in Las Vegas. We stayed at the Stardust Hotel. This picture is a dinner show at the Shara.

Yes, sorry to say we both smoked in those days. The show we saw this night was Tony Bennett. I was so disillusioned because he was short, and had about 2 1/2" heels on his shoes!






Mickey at Meteor Crater, Arizona on our way home.





Susan at Meteor Crater.









Mickey with the 2 other girls he married!!

Suzette 3 years & 10 months - Jacque 2 years & 10 months

They were legally adopted and became

Suzette & Jacque Joyce on

January 18, 1960









Me with our 2 precious daughters. The girls dresses were black & white. I bought them to wear for the planned wedding before we just decided to go to Flagstaff by ourselves to get married. I still have Suzette's little dress. I gave Jacque's to her when Jessica was born and Jessica wore it!! It was one of the many things Jacque lost in Katrina.

37 comments:

Kristie said...

What an awesome post!!! Thanks for sharing a bit of your life!!!

annie said...

I love these pictures! Thank you for sharing them!

Susan said...

Awwww..you always ahve the neatest pictures! The doors of that church are awesome! Thanks, again, for sharing.

:-) Susan

inspired said...

Memories are made of this :o}
did U say it was your 100th post ?

diana said...

i just love old photos... that unique power to transport you to another time and place and the reality of life earlier than the here and now. you were a beautiful bride and mickey was very handsome.
thanks for sharing the photos and your life with all of us here in blogland.

LBP said...

Thank you so much for sharing those awesome photos! Your little girls dresses are so sweet (as are your little girls).

Diane said...

What a beautiful family!

Today is our 33rd wedding anniversary and I have shared about it on my TT post. It is good to look back and look at the snapshots of our life! Thanks for sharing yours.

And may I say--it's not so important that you don't fit into that beautiful wedding dress any longer...it is most important that you still fit in your husbands heart!!!!

Well...that's my story...and I'm stickin' to it! (It has nothing to do with the fact that I no longer fit in my wedding dress either!!!!

Amen!

Diane

jennifer said...

I think that I see the love oozing over here too!

Now I understand the comments when we went to Meteor Crater!

I am touched at Mickey 'marrying' you all. Makes me smile a mile wide!

I loved the Tony short thing. I was told along time ago Hollywood etc. uses the short men, to not be out of frame in the photos with the women. So as we still see many Hollywood/ music are still short!

pearlie said...

I love your photos :) They encourage me to faithfully keep taking more and more pictures! I have not been taking much lately.

Tina said...

Love the pictures Susan. (from another redeemed former smoker)

nickernoodle said...

I love to hear about peoples lives. Thanks for sharing Susan. I think it is so wonderful that Mickey took your two girls in as his own! You don't find very many men like that now a day! You two have had many wonderful years together and I pray that God blesses you with many more!

Ruth said...

Thank you for showing us the pictures. They are great. Where did Jacque live when Katrina hit? My brother-in-law lost everything and my parent-in-laws lost a home in Port Sulphur. That's where my husband grew up.

Oh, I did go see Big White Hat's blog, but I didn't see the autism post/section. Maybe I'm looking wrong??

Morning Glory said...

I LOVE your pictures! What sweet memories they must bring to you.

Pearls of Wisdom said...

Dear Susan,

What a beautiful post and pictures. Thank you so much for sharing. You are so right if everyone had a wonderful marriage the world would be a better place. I love your blog and will be back for visits. I am so glad I found it.

Angel ():)

Sharon Kay said...

Susan..I have seen you on others blogs and thought I would stop to say hi. Love the wedding pictures of yesterday........and so happy that you found each other so many years ago.

PEA said...

Such a beautiful bride you made! I love looking at the clothes from back then...that's when the styles were the best:-) Beautiful post! xox

Momma Roar said...

I'm just loving your posts this week - what wonderful pictures to share! How sad that she lost the dress. You ought to take a picture of the one you have and post it!

Our wedding anniversary is next week!

Hey, what's wrong with short people? (just kidding!)

~Ginger said...

I was born in 1960. Are your girls near my age? I'm so thankful God brought Mickey into your life and the life of your daughters. He is so good to us.

Love the photos!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

That is so cool! I love the photos!

Sandy said...

Susan I loved seeing the younger you and your family These were so enjoyable. Just wonder..What a great looking couple you were (are)...thanks for sharing...sandy

Linds said...

Wonderful photos, Susan! I really love looking back over your life and all your adventures. Those girls of yours were SO cute!

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

I think your wedding photos are wonderful, but I gotta say I like the honeymoon in Vegas photo the best.

Maxine said...

So nice, Susan. Wonderful memories.

Lori B said...

What a neat post. Thanks for sharing all of the photos with us. They were fun to see.

Jim V said...

Absolutely wonderful blog - I'll probably spend hours perusing through your memories.

Congratulations on 47 years of marriage - have any secrets?

Susie said...

Susan,
I absolutely loved seeing your wedding pictures! You two have truly been blessed with a long and happy marriage which is certainly a gift from God..
Your daughters are absolutely adorable as well!
xo

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

You looked so happy in the photos. Thanks for sharing, loved looking at them.

danny wright said...

Great Pictures! I've always wanted to go to meteor crater.

~ Janice ~ said...

What a beautiful family! Your dh was lucky to have such three lovely girls enter his life! Sure brings back memories wearing dresses all the time!

palmtreefanatic said...

this is a lovely post! Thanks for sharing all this with us, i love the photos!

Mrs. C said...

Wonderful pictures!

Nadine said...

I love the pictures. Happy Anniversary. We share the same day how cool.

Our Peculiar Life said...

oh my goodness, Loved the pics!!

Elizabeth said...

Susan---i love the wedding pics from '58. You looked so classy and put together!!

so very chic!!

thanks for sharing, i love old photos.

groovyoldlady said...

Totally awesome!

CaraqueƱa said...

Love those old black & white pics...so much more interesting than color somehow! Very sharp couple, I must say! It's awesome and a wonderful example to see your remaining together all these years...probably because you put your marriage recipe in practice!

Lyndy said...

What a great post. I love the dress you got married in...simple but elegant and boy were you tiny.

Thanks for sharing and have a blessed Sunday.

Lyndy