July 19, 1971

Russ and Jo were married 42 years ago, we had a really small wedding with immediate family.  I think there may have been 20 of us total.

Would you believe I made my dress?  Poly double knit!     🙂  Yep that certainly dates me.  It worked – fit the meager budget.

Russ and Jo 7:19:71



I’m taking tomorrow off (that means out of the office), spend part of the day at the studio sewing (gift to me) and make a nice dinner at home for us.

We will celebrate in a favorite restaurant when the weather is nice, guess that would be  Fall not Summer.  I wanted to be a June bride . . . . . almost made it.   🙂

I wrote the above post on Thursday July 18, things have changed, I get to spend Friday morning in the office after all.  Still hoping/planning for an afternoon of sewing, followed by a nice (make that easy to prep) dinner, burgers anyone?






July 19, 1971 — 23 Comments

  1. Happy, Happy, Happy Anniversary! Take time to do something fun and wonderful with your darling bridegroom. You deserve it! And I like your dress. I bet you could wear that style today! 🙂 Very contemporary.

  2. Jo, congrats to you and Russ. What a wonderful milestone in life. Burgers sounds good to me for a celebration dinner. We had burgers for Christmas dinner with family here. Hugs to you!

  3. HaPpY AnNiVeRsArY to a special couple, Jo and Russ!! Enjoyed your photo, My husband and I also had our 42nd anniversary this year only it was February 19th, I also had a poly double knit going away dress-too funny!!

  4. Happy Anniversary. I and my husband’s wedding was very similar to yours! But I did not sew my dress. Alan wore a brown suit. Immediate family only. Back to work on Monday.

  5. Happy Anniversary! Such a cute couple. I made quite a few of those polyester double knit dresses myself. Positively indestructible stuff! My husband and I are celebrating our anniversary this weekend too with a trip to Jefferson, Texas and staying at The Azalea Inn, a Victorian B& B, in the Valentine Room.

  6. Happy Anniversary to you both. My you’ve “come a long way baby”! Who would have thought looking at that picture what your life would be like 42 years later and that EVERYONE knows the name Jo Morton! Nancy S.Conn

  7. Congratulations to you both Jo and Russ. That’s a lot of years and a whole lot of memories. Kevin and I will be celebrating our 49th this October. The years have flown by! Best part is we still laugh a lot and best friends as I am sure you and Russ are as well. All the best!

  8. I hope you had a wonderful anniversary! My husband and I got married December 1972 and while I bought my wedding dress, my going away dress was one my mother made for me out of avocado green polyester fabric! Signs of the times. 🙂 Donna

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