Monday, April 23, 2012

Beautiful Brides: Deborah Raney

Being as I wrote a book about four brides and a wedding dress, I asked some author friends to share their wedding pictures and stories with me. Now I'm sharing them with you!

First up, the beautiful Deborah Raney!

"When I met Ken Raney and it was almost love at first sight. We dated all summer, but in the fall, we went off to different colleges 60 miles apart (Ken is 2 years older than I am and was starting his junior year).

But we'd already fallen hard for each other and had even started using the "M" word. In October Ken planned to come visit me at my college and wrote to tell me he was bringing me something exciting.

He gave me clues: round, shiny, hole in the middle, and it would always make me think of him.

Well, woohoo, I polished my fingernails and prepared to receive my engagement ring! WRONG.

You know what that man brought me? A Monkee's record album. (Hey, hey, we're the Monkees!) He thought this was SOOOO funny.

(RH: LOL!!)

Well, it was round, shiny, had a hole in the middle and had a stupid song on it that was supposed to make me think of him. I was NOT amused.

But we DID get engaged that Thanksgiving and I got my diamond for Christmas. We married the following August, 1974. Almost 38 years now!

On the right is a picture of Deb's parents. :)


Casey said...

LOL! I love your story, Deb! I can just see your face now when he comes in with a "big CD" instead of a diamond. I bet you've had plenty of "funny" moments since then. :)

Cara Putman said...

Ken, pull a prank like that? no way!

Anonymous said...

LOL! Oh, that's so great. It's so fun to read these real life love stories. I can't wait to read more!

Mocha with Linda said...

Oh that's hilarious! So funny. I guess you knew then exactly what you were getting into with him! LOL

Deborah Raney said...

Oh, how fun! We're on your blog! : ) I'm so excited about this series and can't wait for the other wedding dresses and stories! BTW, speaking of wedding dresses, I should have mentioned that my sweet mom MADE my dress and my veil, and our oldest daughter wore the veil in her wedding (attached as a hairpiece, not mantilla style). Wonderful memories! Thanks for commenting, everyone!

Deborah Raney said...

And LOL on that "big CD" comment, Casey! I always forget that I need to define "record album" to you youngsters! ; )

Rachel Hauck said...

I loved Deb and Ken's story too! I think Deb is a beautiful bride but I MUST confess she's gotten ten more so with age!

Thanks for being here today Deb!


Rachel Hauck said...

* LOL. I see my typo! "even more so with age!"

Not "ten more" but hey, that might work too Deb!


Deborah Raney said...

Hey, I'll take 10 more of whatever! LOL!

Jennifer said...

Too funny about the Monkee's Album! Did you tell him what you thought it was going to be?

Deborah Raney said...

Oh, yes, Jennifer. It was discussed at length! LOL!

Casey said...

I had to throw that out there, Deb. My parents were sorting through records years ago and I asked if it was a "big CD".

And your dress is handmade? Wow! What a joy to wear such a treasure. :)

Crystal Laine said...

LOL, that sounds like something my husband would've done. Arghhhh!

A beautiful couple! I'm loving these wedding stories. And I love to see the photos. :)