Happy Anniversary

Laura and Almanzo sat waiting. In the center of the sitting room a marble-topped table stood on a crocheted rag rug. On the wall was a large colored picture of a woman clinging to a white cross planted on a rock. with lightning streaking the sky above her and huge waves dashing high around her.

The door of the other bedroom opened and Ida slipped in and sat down in a chair near the door. She gave Laura a frightened smile and then twisted her handkerchief in her lap and looked at it.

The kitchen door opened and a tall, thin  young man quietly slipped in a chair. Laura supposed he was Elmer but she did not see him, for Reverend Brown came from the bedroom, thrusting his arms into his coat sleeves. He settled the coat collar to his neck and asked Laura and Almanzo to rise and stand before him.

So they were married.

From These Happy Golden Years; Chapter 33: Little Gray Home in the West

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One comment on “Happy Anniversary
  1. Nanc in Ashland says:

    Laura and Almanzo had it right: it’s not the wedding that matters, it’s the marriage. In the grand scope of things I’d call this the most romantic wedding ever–in literature and real life!