We drove this Rambler (my dad’s car) for our one night honeymoon.
Sixty-six years ago September 22nd I became the luckiest man in the world. We stood before Justice of the Peace Nunn, in York, SC. There were no 'I do’s' at this little wedding. When asked the question, “Do you take Sherry to be your wife?” This young Marine answered as I was supposed to, “YES SIR!”
This sweet lady followed suit and said, “Yes Sir!”
We became Jack and Sherry Darnell on September 22, 1956.
We have had millions of ups and few downs. Once I was becoming an idiot. She asked if I would go to counseling with her. We did,,, At the US Navy Yard, Washington DC, we talked to a nice Navy Chaplain. He listened to us both and was all smiles, nods and complimentary. After a while he asked Sherry to step outside for a minute… Then this nice Chaplain turned into the Grinch.
“What the hell is wrong with you Chief, are you stupid? You have a wonderful loving wife and you are acting like an idiot. Now you get your ass out of here, love that girl and go to church with her. I don’t care if you count sheep or plan while there, but go with her. You do not have a problem, I have people waiting who have real problems, now are we on the same page?”
He invited Sherry back in, all of a sudden he was the nice guy again, sorta like Victor’s Father Ignatius. “I think we have things worked out Mrs. Darnell, you take care.” Then he dismissed us.
As you can guess, I have never forgotten that meeting. I had the feeling if I didn’t listen to THAT chaplain, I would go to the Brig on bread and water. Some people know how to make their advice stick. LOL
For us, we were made for each other. I knew from the first she was the BEST. God has been very good and understanding to me. Happy anniversary to the most beautiful girl in the world, MY SHERRY!
66 years later, we haven't changed much. LOL