WOW: This Bride Has Fit Into Her Dress Through 70 Years of Marriage

Betty Jane Budd Griffin puts her wedding dress back on for all her major anniversaries.

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My beautiful wife, Betty Jane Budd Griffin, has worn her original wedding gown five times in celebrating our 69 years of marriage. Betty will still be fitting beautifully into the hand-sewn gown that was created for her by a close family friend when we celebrate our 70th anniversary this year. Here’s a look at each of these special moments. Above, our wedding day, August 18, 1946. Betty posed standing in her parents’ backyard in Holt, Michigan.

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Here, in 1971, celebrating our 25th anniversary. With Betty are her mom, Julia Budd Hutcheon, and our daughters Annette Griffin Manley and Amy Griffin Monson.

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This photo was taken in Reeve, Wisconsin in 1986. We repeated our wedding vows with Pastor Les Pardun officiating.

 

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Here, we’re celebrating our 50th anniversary in 1996 in Jacksonville, Florida. Betty is with our youngest grandchild, Hannah Marie Griffin, now 24.

 

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Lastly, in 2006, our 60th anniversary. We celebrated with family and friends at our church in Jacksonville, Florida.

 

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