Leona and Lou
In speaking of their experience on a mission in Europe, Dad wrote the following about their marriage which I think may contain some of their secrets to a long and successful marriage.
This kind of experience, shared with my beloved wife, enhances a marriage experience which had already exceeded my fondest expectations. But now we had much more uninterrupted time together than ever before. We had no telephone in our room, no truck or automobile, and no TV. I really didn't think I could survive with no football games or sports of any kind to watch. We had no news except once an hour over the Armed Forces Radio, and we missed it most of the time, because we couldn't stand to listen to the music that went with it!
So why was it so great? Well, we spent a lot of time talking and reading and visiting with our fellow missionaries. We read the scriptures more than we ever did before, we did some writing in our journals and a lot of letter writing. Not having a car, we did a lot of walking - we had to get groceries every day , and walking was very interesting because of the close forests and interesting towns. We loved to see the beautiful homes and well-kept gardens and yards.
In front of the statue "The Shepherd and His Sheep"
on a walk -- March, 1990
Happy 66th Anniversary!