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S: Bill & Barbara - Our Family Memories

BC: Can you believe it? We've been married for 50 years! Let's look at this fabulous book, one more time!

FC: Our Family Memories | In Celebration Of Our 50th Wedding Anniversary November 25th 1960 - November 25th 2010 | Celebrating Our 50th Wedding Anniversary November 25th, 1960 - November 25th, 2010

1: Mom and Dad, We thank you for all your love and support over the years. We feel very blessed to have been raised by wonderful, kind, and caring parents like you. We look forward to creating many more happy memories as a family. Happy 50th Anniversary! Love, Your extremely talented and good-looking children xxxxx ooooo

2: It all started in 1958 when Barbara met Bill at Tip Toppers . . .

4: Beautiful Barbara

6: Handsome Bill

8: William Clayton Marshall, Jr. was born on Jan. 3,1929 to William and Mabel Marshall

9: Bill and sister Rita

10: Barbara Marie Bunes was born on Aug. 22, 1939 to Morris and Lela Bunes

13: Bill and Barbara were married on Nov. 25,1960 at St. Richard's Catholic Church in Richfield, MN. The next year. . .

14: Lori Ann Marshall was born on Aug. 2, 1961 | Four generations: Barbara, Lori, Grandma Bunes and Great-Grandma Olson (Right)

16: William Clayton Marshall III was born on Sept. 23, 1962

18: Lisa Angelique Marshall was born on Jan. 28, 1964

20: Robert Brian Marshall was born on Dec. 21, 1966

22: Susan Marie Marshall was born on July 29, 1974

24: A very young Marshall family

26: At the end of 1964, the family moved to Linkoping, Sweden so Bill could work on a Honeywell airplane project.

28: Dear Sis, Ed, Janet, and Renae, 4 May 1965 Greetings from the long lost Marshall Jr. clan! Haven't heard from anyone for a month or so. Figured out that maybe the way to get some mail is to write a letter myself... Last week we got the last of our furniture so things are settling down from the hectic days when we first arrived. I finished installing Barb's clothes washer and dish waster so the chores are mostly automated ... For a resume of how we are: Lisa had another touch of chest congestion but three or four days of dosing with a liquid penicillin (oral) brought her around. The Swedes don't have shots of penicillin for young ones -- they think it's barbaric! ... Lisa is walking and running (more of a fast stagger) all of the time now. She rarely crawls - says "Daddy", book, cookie, Mama, and several words we haven't translated. She gained back all of her weight and more which is remarkable since she was practically | Letter from Bill to Family Back Home | Dear Sis, Ed, Janet, and Renae, 4 May 1965 Greetings from the long lost Marshall Jr. clan! Haven't heard from anyone for a month or so. Figured out that may be the way to get some mail is to write a letter myself ... Last week we got the last of our furniture so things are settling down from the hectic days when we first arrived. I finished installing Barb's clothes washer and dish washer so the chores are mostly automated... For a resume of how we are: Lisa had another touch of chest congestion but three or four days of dosing with a liquid penicillin (oral) brought her around... Lisa is walking and running (more of a fast stagger) all of the time now...She rarely crawls -- says "Daddy", book, cookie, Mama, and several words we haven't translated. She gained back all of her weight and more -- which is remarkable since she was practically skin and bones by the time we got her out of the hospital after the pneumonia battle. Billy is almost toilet trained -- a big deal! As to the acquisition of material goods -- Barb got her dining room table at last last week. It has four two foot leaves -- about 11 1/2 feet long -- seats 14 people with all the leaves in -- with 8 chairs -- everything in teak (dark)...

29: The people are pleasant and very nice to Americans in particular as to even know a live American seems to be a status symbol. About 80% of the people under 25 years speak English in the city here of course so it is fairly easy to communicate. Barb's been up to Stockholm twice on shopping trips -- also to escape the captive house free life she leads all week. The trip by train is only 3 hours each way and $9.00 round trip so she and one or two of the Honeywell wives take off at 6:30 am and get back around 10:30 pm. Stockholm is a very pretty city with shops selling goods from all over Europe, Africa, and the Far East as well as Sweden. She plans on seeing the opera there -- which is quite an experience in this part of the world. Next week we start a 6 hr./day Swedish girl to help run the house during the week at $.40 per hour. We couldn't afford the cost in the states but in Europe we live like Europeans!... I had a tour of the SAAB airplane factory. I work in a three man office on the top (6th) floor of an engineering and administrative building... My office window overlooks the runway -- it's like being a spectator at an air show all day -- gets bothersome after awhile with all the sonic booms from the jazzy Swedish fighter jets... Regards from Bill Jr., Barbara, Lori, Billy, Lisa Marshall

30: In 1966, the family moved from Sweden back to Minnesota into a brand new home on 1600 Innsbruck Parkway in Columbia Heights.

32: Then we got older, and taller, and even better looking ...

34: Lori (Kim)

35: Bill (Marta)

36: Lisa (Keith)

37: Bob

38: Susan (Jason)

39: The family all together

41: The Norlien Grandchildren: Bryan (Christina), Andy, Rachel (Caleb), and Katie Great-Grandchild: Harmony

43: The Marshall Grandchildren: Clayton and Christina

44: The Engel Grandchildren: Kylie and Aaron

46: Ho, Ho, Ho. Merry Christmas with Santa | 1967 | 1968 | 1968 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976

47: 1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1977 | 1978 | 1982

48: And then there was the infamous blue bath robe...

49: Fun family vacations at Bluefin Bay on the North Shore ...

50: Funny pictures ...

51: Who put the glue in the potato salad?

52: I'm smiling on the inside.

53: Even more funny pictures ... | Jason! Your earing's caught on my earing!

54: More family memories | Bill's parents William and Mable | Dad's best friend - Don Luhman | Grandpa Marshall with Lori, Bill and cousins Janet and Renae | Bill and Grandson Aaron | Bill Jr. and Bill III

55: Barbara's Mom and Olson siblings | Aunt Marie Bunes and Marshall kids | Barbara with siblings Bob and Linda | Barbara and Susan

56: Bill & Barb

58: Bill's prize deer (Heinrich) shot in Nov. 1961 made the Minneapolis Star. Bill also proudly served on the Columbia Heights School Board for 2 terms. | Newsworthy Events

59: Bill served on the Bicentennial Commission. He was in the Sun News on June 23, 1976 for the Jamboree float building and on July 4, 1976 for a cow chip throwing contest (Bill took 4th place). | Barbara, a member of Homemakers, was featured in the Sun News on Feb. 19, 1969. The lesson was on Israeli cooking.

60: The love of a family is life's greatest blessing

61: Here is our best family photo. Everyone is smiling, even baby Susan. (1974)

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