60th Wedding Anniversary

Windy and I went with Lona to Hartley’s resting place on this the occasion of Lona and Hartley’s 60th Wedding anniversary.

In 1961 L&H took the train from LA to Pocatello because you could get married in Idaho without your parents’ permission. Their only guest was the taxi driver who was waiting in the back of the church. The minister disturbed his wife and daughter playing cards in the social hall to sign as witnesses.

And they lived happily ever after.


This is the church where they were married and the minister who performed the ceremony. I visited Pocatello in 2012 and hunted up this place.


From the patio of the Old North Church at Forest Lawn, Lona is standing beside the marker.
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