I wanted to share this photo of my parents Charlie Cavel and Mattie Clark Cavel [[Clark-24672]] taken on their 25th anniversary. Today was the 98th anniversary of their wedding, which took place in 1922. They were married for 59 years before my Mother's death parted them.
They were nicknamed "Mutt and Jeff" after two characters in the daily newspapers. "Mutt" was tall and skinny and Jeff was so short he wore a pair of trousers cinched up under his arms. Mother was so tiny she could walk under Dad's outstretched arm without ducking. Dad had eight siblings, Mother had 11. Three Cavel siblings married Clark siblings, and produced nine children between them, so I had three siblings and five "double-cousins", all of whom are now gone beyond the curtain none can penetrate until it is their time. In the 1950s family dinners could easily stretch to 100 or more. And now we are but three or four survivors. Lord, but how time flies. If anyone realizes how fleeting life is, and how one must love while the moment lasts it surely must be the genealogist. Rest sweetly Dear Ones. Presently we will meet again.
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