Thursday, May 27, 2010

May 27, 1950

On this date Eleanor June Benck married Robert Ralph Peterson. Today is their 60th anniversary and I hope they are enjoying spending it together. Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad. I love you and miss you!!

My parents spent their honeymoon driving around Lake Michigan and attending the Indianapolis 500 auto race. Dad sure did love his race cars!!! In 1962 my parents took me to the race. I still remember seeing the tears flowing down my dad's cheeks as they did a tribute and played taps for Tony Bettenhausen who had died in a crash the year before. He was my dad's idol. My dad always had a photo of Tony hanging in his workshop. Don't know where I'm going with this. Just enjoying some precious memories today I guess.


Audrey said...

My husband and I were going to honeymoon around the lake, but his back went out[great timing] so we took the ferry boat from Ludington to Wisconsin and spent the rest of the week in Door County.

Elena said...

Wonderful memories. Those are the type that bring them back to stand fondly at your side. Hugs!