MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: A wedding anniversary and a Lincoln son

Even at 6:15 AM, it was nice outside at 59 degrees. By 5 PM we should be seeing 73 degrees and the temperatures hanging out in the 70s throughout the night and into Wednesday.

Today, April 4th, is the anniversary of my parents’ marriage. Danny Lee Jolliff and Diana Kay Barmes were high school sweethearts at Elwood’s Wendell L. Willkie High School. They married at the Trinity United Brethren Church, later the Trinity United Methodist Church by Rev. Joseph P. Rouch. Sandy Gordon Tucker and Judy Smith Hallett were Mother’s attendants, and standing up with my father were Jan Goodwin and another gentleman whose name escapes me now. My father’s aunt, Lois Stack Richardson, was the vocalist.

It is also the birthday of President Abraham and Mary Lincoln’s youngest son, Thomas “Tad” Lincoln, April 4, 1853 – July 15, 1871.

It is time to move my day along. I cursed the sound of the alarm three minutes before it sounded but am now eager to get going now that my breakfast is completed.

Make it a great day!

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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