Happy 53rd Anniversary, Paulette and Mike!
  • Paulette and Mike married on her parents wedding anniversary.
  • Paulette’s father was a Marine, she was born on a Marine Corps base and Mike was a Marine.
  • Paulette’s parents married after knowing each other for 3 weeks.
  • Mike & Paulette met and dated for 6 weeks.
  • They were engaged for 6 weeks.
  • They were married for 6 weeks then Mike was sent overseas for a year.
  • Every Saturday during the one year Mike was overseas, he sent a fresh red rose to her.
  • The ribbons on the roses were the decorations on their first Christmas tree.
  • With no cell phone and no internet, they wrote letters daily and sent taped messages every week. They still have the letters.
  • Every anniversary Mike gives Paulette a red rose for each year they’ve been married and a pink one for the coming year.
  • For the 6 weeks they were first married, they lived in an apartment just off Easy Street.