As I read about the lavish weddings recently, my thoughts go back to my wedding in June 1969. Instead of spending $300,000, my folks opted for the less expensive option of colored balloons in baskets in the ward house gym. Instead of a hot air balloon getaway vehicle, we chose my 1965 Impala.

Our wedding has so far lasted 45 years and produced 5 children and 7 grandchildren, and we are still in love.

Tracy Booth

Salt Lake City