What was happening in August 1965?
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was leading a civil rights march in Alabama from Selma to Montgomery.
The St. Louis, Missouri Gateway Arch was completed. The Gateway Arch was created as a landmark to memorialize the symbolic gateway between the Eastern United States and the West.
Cool Whip was introduced by General Foods.
Diet Pepsi made its debut.
The Pillsbury Dough Boy, “popping fresh” came to be.
The New York Jets signed Joe Namath:
The Temptations’ “My Girl“, had hit number ONE.
The Academy Award for best best picture went to, “My Fair Lady.”
The “Sound of Music” movie was a smash success.
The “Green Acres” TV show made its debut [Eva Gabor and Eddie Albert]. Green Acres is the PLACE TO BE…
“Downtown” hits #1 in the US singles chart… Love me some Petula Clark!
The Mini Skirt appeared in London. And as women’s skirts became shorter, men’s hair became fashionably longer.
The Beatles released 4 new albums that year, including “Help“.
“Charlie Brown Christmas” premiered on CBS.
More specifically, do you remember
August 28, 1965?
Aside from the fact that Lyndon B.Johnson was President of the United States and people in the US were listening to “I Got You Babe” by Sonny & Cher…
If my Daddy had lived, he and Mama would have been married 52 years today. I have no question that they would still be together. They loved each other dearly.
I asked Mama about her wedding vows because I thought she had written them herself. She told me “actually they were the regular vows”.
The “Regular Vows” are
“I, ___, take you, ___, for my lawful wife/husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and health, until death do us part.”
My Dear Mama
On this day that marks your anniversary, what would have been 52 years that you and Daddy had been married, I am thinking of you. You have suffered a great loss, greater than I can imagine. Of course you already know that everyone senses the void, the empty place that Daddy left. Nevertheless, we all recognize that no one feels it more than you. I appreciate the love that you still have for him, and that he is the love of your life, as you are his.
August 28, 1965 was a wonderful day and still is wonderful for the memories it offers.
Today I hope you can smile and remember your beautiful wedding day and the beautiful life you shared with him.