While the California contingent of family was here, we celebrated Mom & Dad's 47th wedding anniversary. Coincidentally, it was the night Cousin C had asked to take us all out to the fanciest restaurant in town. Mom had FORBADE me any mention WHATSOEVER of the date being special, but we were able to drink a toast to them anyway that night: Uncle M (Dad's brother) having called the visiting family that morning to tell them.
So, the day was still a little special . . . but not embarrassingly so (which both my folks H-A-T-E), and, most importantly, I was not in trouble for spililng the beans! ;)
Here they are, 47 years ago.
Isn't Mom BEAUTIFUL???!