Fifty years ago today this happened:


Mauri married Margaret-Rose at Newberg Friends Church.


Two families joined together—the Williamses and the Macys.


She feeds him.


He feeds her. Keeping the traditions.


For those of us who still walk in and out of these “bell tower” doors, this is a familiar spot.


Honeymoon over and settled into their first apartment above Dr. Root’s dental practice in downtown Newberg. That’s their VW bug, yes.


They hoped for at least 50 years together, but life turned an unexpected corner in 1988. We could view this day with sadness. But as I remembered what would have been 50 years with Paul two years ago, I decided to be happy for the years we had as the Carlson family, I’ll do the same for the Macy family. After all, they gave the world Rachel, Peter, and John and in turn, Oscar, Sage, Will, Brynn, and Lincoln.

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