S: Vernon & Linda ~ "The Early Years" ~ 1979-1985
BC: The End | The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. | Lam. 3:25 | TO BE CONTINUED
FC: "The Early Years" | Vernon & Linda | Our Wedding Life in Texas 1979-1985
1: And the LORD GOD said, it is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. Ge. 2:18
2: Fireworks went off when I introduced myself as Linda Christian and Vern smiled and said, "I have a real neat name too." I thought to myself, "Nothing's neater than 'Christian', unless it's 'Love'." And when I asked, "What's your name?" that was his answer, "Vernon Love." Just like in the movies, those sparklers were going off! And I'm pretty sure I heard the "Love Boat theme song" playing in the background! | We met at Truth Church in Ft. Worth, TX on October 28, 1979. | Our first photo together | Mt. Zion, Aledo, TX | November 6, 1979
4: Relaxing around my townhouse in Hurst | Dating Days | Outside my office in the Records Bldg. in Dallas
5: Celebrating Vern's birthday with special friends from Columbus, Jim and Helen Stewart, and Gary and Toni Oliver. | Always a blast making music with the Moberlys!
8: Our Wedding | August 30, 1980 Truth Church Fort Worth, TX
10: Pensive Contemplations | Prayerful Blessings
11: Joyful Congratulations | Ceremony officiated by Bro. S. R. Hanby
12: Margaret & Lee Serving and Sampling! | Gary and Toni hosted a lovely reception for us in their home!
13: Yummy! Looks like Lin's getting 3 times as much cake!
14: Dear | Elise serves up! | Di & Hayden! | Sue, Gary & OB | Friends
15: Helen, Darline, Josie, Connie & Nelda | Diane, Jenny, Billie, Helen & Darline | Diane, Gary & Mack make beautiful music!
16: We were given a gift of the penthouse suite at the Dallas Sheraton for our wedding night! Leased by the CEO of US Air at the time, its full kitchen was stocked to the hilt! | We were like two little hicks in fairyland as we ogled the plush white decor and floor-to-ceiling windows with the panoramic view of | the Dallas skyline! The luxury bath was complete with telephone. And chilled wine and shortbread cookies awaited us! We dined at the Stockyards, and carried the | shortbreads home with us, leaving the wine for the staff! :o)
17: WOW! Our room at the Admiral Benbow in Memphis totaled $31! A visit to the Cracker Barrel was a bargain back then too! My how times have changed!
18: Our Honeymoon in the Smokies!
20: We stayed at the beautiful Brookside Motel in Gatlinburg!
21: After a fantastic trip, we returned to a lovely welcome-back bouquet, compliments of our wonderful family! | Thank you, God, for protecting us!
22: Newlyweds at the "Old Grist Mill."
23: A day at Cade's Cove! (No luck fishing, though; we grilled Spam for dinner!)
24: Our first little home Garner Road Weatherford, TX 1981-1985
25: Our precious first pooch, Pharaoh! 1981-1984
26: Our lovely "Green Acres"!
27: The "Old Home Place" - Rison, AR February 1982 | Visiting Family in Pine Bluff Aunt Lela and Frances, and Billy Joe
28: First Portraits
29: Weatherford, Texas 1982
30: Nelda's Birthday 02-04-82 | Fun times at the Wieses' | Skip | Jerry | Cheryl
31: 2nd Anniversary Wimberly, Texas August 1982 | Hangin' out in the "pond"!
32: Palm Beach, Florida October 1982
33: Trip compliments of Blackburn Electric, Ft. Worth. Dad & Mom met us for some "fun in the sun"!
34: Training Pharaoh to be a great sheepdog! | And he had super instinct!
35: Tuckered dog and Dude at day's end. (Note Sheep-Herder's Manual!)
36: Favorite Pets | and two-legged ones too! | June 1983 | Spooky | Tom | Vern
37: Special Visitors | Margaret, Christi & Kids | Dad, Mom & Cary
38: Church Friends Cookout | Our Garner Road Home June 18, 1983 | David, John, Ron Vern, Bob & Dana | Connie & Shirley | Sherry | Bob, Skip, Dana, Gary, Vern, Ron, David | Tammy, Annette, Toni, (?) | Jan, Donna, Brenda | Larry | Lin & Vern
39: Mike & Christi | Brenda, Richard, Linda | Brenda Deby Karen | (?), Annette, Tammy | Sherry, (?) | Toni, Skip, Karen, Brenda | Mike, Christi, Shirley, John | Bob, Rick, Randy, Annette | Larry, Sherry
40: Special Friends~ Eddie, Nelda and Jennifer and Gary, Toni, Hayden and Brandon out for an autumn day of fellowship!
41: Thanksgiving 1983 Ed & Linda Torquato
42: Plans and hopes for our "dream" log home! | Spring 1984
44: Building our log home Summer/Fall 1984
46: Moving Day - 11/17/84
48: During our log home construction, some dear friends from church came out to help us erect a log barn! There was GREAT fellowship, GREAT food, and a GREAT beginning erection of our barn! WE ARE SO BLESSED! | June 21, 1984 | Jeff, Ed, Gary, Eddie | Deby | Jeff, Skip, Richard, Ed, Gary, Bro. Oliver, Vern, Linda | Bro. Oliver, Skip, Vern | (Nelda), Lin & Linda | Eddie & Nelda | Linda, Nelda & Eddie | Richard, Skip, Ed, Jeff, Gary, | Bro. Oliver, Vern, Linda
49: Toni, Ed | Mom | Richard, Sis. Oliver | Skip, Bro. Oliver | Todd & Scott | Gary, Jeff, Mom | Bro. & Sis. Oliver Deby & Richard | Vern, Ed, Scott | Hayden, Cheryl | Sis. Oliver, Nelda | Karen | Gary, Bro. Oliver, Deby, Richard, Jeff, Toni, Mom, Bonnie
50: Visitors to our new home, 1984 | Jennifer | Randy and Roger | Nelda and Connie | Eddie and Richard | Connie, Heather | and Aaron | Susie and Jenny
51: 1984 | Jenny and Susie with Uncle Vern | Lin and Mom | Dad and Mom | Linda and Jenny | 1985
52: Fun Ones, . . . | 2 Debbies from Dallas | Marquita | Debbie Anderson and Lin
53: . . . and Furry Ones!! | Pope Robertson and Vern | "Lass" | Lin, Lass & Tess | Marquita delivered these pups! December 1985.
54: Texas Times | The following pages comprise various days and events while in Texas, where we were blessed with great friends and Christian fellowship, and wonderful family. We thank God for our years there. | The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it. Pr 10:22
55: Happy Birthday Marquita Ft. Worth, Texas September 1984
56: Court Reporting Dallas County, TX | Chateau Valee Circle Bedford, TX | 1981 | 1975-1981
57: Court Reporting Parker County, TX | 1981-1985 | Judge Birdwell's Secretary Jean Ward | Linda
58: Bull Shoals, AR | Gaston's White River Resort | Fisherman Ry with his "catch"!! | Ryan and Amber enjoy the day | February 26-27, 1983
59: Gary & Toni clownin' around! | Hayden held high! | Early 1980's
60: Mom 1979 | 1985 | Hangin' out with family!
61: Happy Birthday Todd & Scott!! | 1984
62: Truth Church Friends | Linda & Ed | Mickey & Debbie | Gary & Brandon | Toni & Joyce | Bidding Godspeed as Gary & Toni head north to minister. | (Mack & Elise behind)
63: Little Visitors Jen & Susie | 1983 With Pharaoh | 1981 Vern & Hayden | Will Moyers & Ann Barton | Derek & Pals | 1985
64: Family | Mom and Sue
65: Dearest of Friends | the Hayeses | the Wieses | Visiting Duane and Lee and Jason in NC, 1985