On their wedding day, Dad hid the car so that it wouldn't be decorated. Unfortunately he left the marriage license in the car and ended up leading his brother & future Brothers in law to it. He always blamed the decorations for the car breaking down in Wyoming.
They started their marriage in East Lansing, MI
and later moved to Northborough, MA, where they raised their family.
Mom and Dad did a lot of things together.
They were the founding members of their local T.O.P.S. (take off pounds sensibly) club, and attended many conventions.
They attended family reunions for Mom's family.
They enjoyed time with friends.
Mom, Dad, Cynthia & Wes Bates
Mom & Dad with the Anderson Kids (their adopted grand kids).
They loved their children
and especially each other.
They're together this year for their anniversary for the 1st time in 6 years.
Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad!!