this month, my parents would've been married 72 years. There were no wedding pictures because Opal forgot to buy film for the little Brownie Kodak camera that she had given Archie a few months earlier. It was a Sunday morning in 1940 and there were no convenience stores open that day. After the wedding both families gathered at the home of Archie's parents, Tom and Roxie Pounds, northwest of Chandler, Oklahoma, for a large celebration dinner. Opal was the daughter of Hugh and Arlie Earp, who lived north of Chandler. That evening there was a shivaree by their friends. The "friends" wanted to dunk Archie in the horse trough but his brother interfered and was able to squelch that idea! After all it was January in Oklahoma! This marriage with the simple beginnings and no pictures to memorialize the occasion, lasted 62 years.