My Aunt Diane has informed me that today would have been my grandparents 70th anniversary.
Albert Mandeville and Irene Rondeau were married at Precious Blood Church in Woonsocket, Rhode Island on a Monday morning, March 22, 1943, while my grandfather was on leave from the Army.
My Aunt Carolyn was born almost exactly 10 months later.
It’s remarkable to think about how many lives spun out from that day seventy years ago. Two people fell in love and married, and generations of families spilled forth as a result.
I wish they could’ve known my children.
There are many reasons to wish for time travel, but for me, one would be to travel back to this day and see my grandparents in the prime of their life.