Scrapbook One Hundred Twenty…



Sixty-One Years Today


“You’re going to wear a tuxedo!”
“No I’m not.”
“Yes you are.”
“We aren’t married yet so you can’t make me.”
“We will be in a few minutes, so put it on.”

Well, maybe that’s not exactly the way the conversation went but I think you get the gist.



She had me eating out of her hand from the first few minutes and that hasn’t changed. I can’t believe we’re now working on 62 years together. And I bought her a sewing machine four years before we were married. I think it was four.


Peggy and I ran out of the First Baptist Church in Temple, and started a journey of exploration and discovery that continues at a reduced pace even today. Locations where we’ve lived include Panama City, FL, Belleville, IL, San Antonio, TX, Bitburg, Germany, Phoenix, AZ, Lubbock, TX, and Santa Fe.

Our major accomplishments are two daughters, seven grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

83 (2)s

Not bad for a first marriage, doncha think?



111 thoughts on “Scrapbook One Hundred Twenty…

  1. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary Forrest and Peggy! Ya dun good, and you should be very, very proud. Humanity would be far better off if all relationships evolved similar to yours.
    Kind Regards,

  2. Now that’s certainly a story worth reading. Warms my heart and lets me know that love does last. My mom and dad were together for around 60 years also. True love is when you love someone more than yourself. Seems that people have gotten to be too selfish anymore. It’s always wonderful to hear about a story like yours. Congratulations and I hope you have many more years ahead.

  3. Congratulations Forrest and Peggy. Forrest you are a lucky man. Peggy is a treasure and a Gem. You are both Blessed. Have a great day. Lou Lee

  4. Congratulations Forrest and Peggy and may you have many more fun filled adventures in the years ahead! What a beautiful bride Peggy was, and still is! You are a lucky man. 🙂

    • Dal, especially true since he’s now giving away his arrowhead collection!

      Happy Anniversary Forrest and Peggy! It’s terrific that you fell in love over 60 years ago and are still in love!!!

    • It is funny that he refers to this marriage as his “First Marriage”. He must be planning on outliving Peggy and looking for his second wife. Although no one could ever compare to Peggy … she’s been an amazing, life-giving companion for him!

  5. Happiest Anniversary to Forrest and Peggy! Some people fit like two puzzle pieces in just the right way to have fun all of their lives.

  6. Happy Anniversary Forrest and Peggy! Congratulations on quite an amazing feat! It had to be love at first sight! It makes me happy to see such a success story! Thank you for sharing!

  7. See, he does smile … and very brightly, happily and big! He just needs to be around the right woman. Congratulations to you both! It’s a rarity for a marriage to last so long … you two must really love each other. I think you both were blessed very deeply.

  8. The happiness in Forrest’s eyes in those pics…

    I do declare!
    Wait 😯 what are you declaring?
    Oh that’s right I declare its there!
    You don’t know it’s there, I can’t see it.
    Trust me the happiness is there, just go look.

    -says the Sayer

  9. Mr. And mrs.fenn.congratulations on your big day . hope you have a wonderful the day you got married. You both looked so happy. Boy mr.forrest, ms peggy was a beautiful didn’t look to bad your self . actually you both are still beautiful . So happy for you both. May god bless you both with many more years together.

  10. 61 years later and Forrest has the same grin he had running out of the church!! Looks like he’s saying, “see what I got, see what I got!!!” LOL!!

    Congrats you two!! (Peggy, you did a great job raising him, along with the two girls! 🙂 )

  11. I wonder who caught who? Happy Anniversary Peggy and Forrest. You both must be pretty gifted at compromise? I love a good love story, and you certainly have that. 🙂 You were blessed.

  12. Forrest,
    You were both lucky and good. As a couple you definitely beat the odds. That says a lot about you and your bride. If you were giving advice to newlyweds, what nugget would you give that would help them on their journey of marriage?

  13. Happy anniversay you two rascals! F, Peggy looks so good it’s no wonder you stand next to her. I’ll bet you stand next to her so that people wont notice you. Yup, that’s it.

  14. HAppy anniversary Peggy and Forrest!
    It is a great thing when two people share in life’s adventures.
    May you both have many more adventures together, may you both always find pleasure in the thrill of the chase.

  15. Wow! Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Fenn. I hope you have a Wonderful Life together. We watched that movie on Christmas Eve and it was black and white just like your wedding photos. I think you guys are the best and I don’t even know you!

  16. What a beautiful and Blessed couple y’all are. Thanks for sharing and for the pictures. Happy Anniversary. 61 years how amazing. See people that’s Love 🙂

  17. Nothing makes a marriage last longer than being a faithful and obedient husband! My grandparents made to past 75 years and my wife an I are planning a treasure hunt for our 40th in June. Congratulations and I wish you many more.

  18. Congratulations, Forrest and Peggy! 61 years can be a very long time and it can also be a very short time, depending on how you look at it. In either case it is something you don’t see much of anymore…true commitment and true love.
    Happy Anniversary!

    • A little off topic,

      My great-grandmother received a Singer sewing machine as a wedding present in 1906. I own it now and it still works. It is currently on loan to a small town museum near where my great-grandmother lived. It has the original receipt and instruction book.

  19. Yes, congratulations. So inspirational. What use is a treasure to a man and woman who have discovered the true meaning of life, love. It just radiates from every picture of you two together. Happy anniversary.

  20. She’s a beautiful Lady, Forrest. You’re a blessed man. She’s a blessed Lady, too…I reckon. I pray you share many more anniversaries together. And when the time comes I pray you both pass on peacefully…like my grandfather did…in his sleep…not screaming like everyone else in the car. (jk) I hope you had a wonderful day…and will have a wonderful day tomorrow…and on and on like that…forever. 🙂

    • Thanks for all of the best wishes and warm comments folks. You are a cross section of what has made America great, and if you don’t believe it just look at the quality of people who populate this blog. I must applaud Dal for being such a strong leader. All of you make me proud to be part of it. f

      • Thanks, mr.Forrest. we are a great big family in this chase.and I am glad I am one.cause you have made a difference in my life. Because you cared.may god always bless you and your family and watch over you all. You are special, never forget that. I know panama city.fl.very you must of heard of destin, fl.Okaloosa island.across the bridge in fort walton beach.fl okaloosa county.that’s where I was born and raised. I loved the white sands and the gulf of mexico.I have been on eglin air force base many times when I lived there.they won’t let cilivians on base anymore. Love ya.take care of you and were made for each other.

  21. Happy Anniversary Forrest and Peggy!!! Still Sweet on each other after all of these years….Just AMAZING Congrats. Judy Ms. Girl

  22. I have been hoping you would post pics of your wedding to your gorgeous bride! Thank you so much for sharing them with us. You are a lovely couple and the smiles on your faces say so much. Best wishes to you both and may you have many more anniversaries together. Peggy is so beautiful and your wide open smile is so charming. Much happiness to you both.

    • Hi Amy, It’s only by “coincidence” that I saw this just now. I had a thought while I was at work today that had to do with Forrest and Peggy’s anniversary just two days after Christmas. It works into my solve in a strange way. I just realized it today. It ties in with Forrest’s comment below the picture of him and his Angel…Peggy. Great Balls of Fire!

      Jerry’s “official” music video isn’t anywhere near as exciting as this one. I hope you like it, Amy. 🙂

  23. JC thanks for posting that. 🙂

    We can slow it down with “Cherish”
    Kool and the Gang 🙂

    Thank u for the help on the videos you New Mexico Fan 🙂

  24. Huh. Look at that. He actually uses tons of words here to spell out Seven (seven) Falls (sew –> sow, sprinkle, to season), pace (El Paso [county]), and includes other “linkages” (married), like peg (clou), ran (correr –> chase), don (teacher), cha (king, title), think (ponder –> ponderosa pine –> home of Brown)… Temple and church (shrine), Belleville (another bell). There’s other things here I’m not seeing, like why “four”?

    Am I the only one tuned in to this way of thinking?

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