As you may remember from Lara’s speech at the V6 launch party, one of the biggest reasons we love marriage is because strong marriages create strong families. Strong families create strong children, and that changes generations. When I read about Peggy’s favorite memory from her and Jim’s wedding day, over 30 years ago, I couldn’t help but think of that sentiment. One beautiful marriage can have such a ripple effect on the community around it, and I can only imagine that how many people Peggy and Jim have inspired!
Wedding date: September 1, 1974
When did you know he/she was the one? Peggy: I knew he was the one when I called him after midnight one night, asking him to come over and kill a “huge bug” in my apartment, and he came. Jim: When I had to choose either to stay in DC to continue the relationship or move back to Minnesota after law school, and I stayed.
What’s your favorite wedding memory? Peggy: Seeing how happy my parents looked dancing at our reception and hoping we would look as happy at our children’s weddings.
What’s the secret to your marriage? Being able to laugh with each other.
What’s your favorite thing to do together? Spending the day at the beach, reading and watching the ocean.
What’s your best marriage advice? Listen to the other person, communicate with each other, and recognize each other’s strengths.