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Before | Angie Lucas

Before | Angie Lucas

8.5 x 11 | materials patterned paper (AdornIt) + letter stickers (American Crafts) + alpha rub-ons (Doodlebug) + scallop stamp (Technique Tuesday) + flower stickers (Making Memories) + scalloped heart punch (Fiskars)

A Note From Angie

When I started thinking about family stories, I recalled all the tidbits I’ve gathered about my parents from their high school years. When I was a teen, I loved hearing about what they were like when they were my age, and I loved looking through their high school yearbooks (which were TINY, since they each came from a graduating class of fewer than 40 people!). I decided to just write down everything I knew—a whole list of tiny stories that they or I could easily elaborate on if asked—and include the mini stories beneath their wedding picture, which I’ve also always loved. It’s a really fun writing exercise. Just look at a picture and try to remember everything you can that pertains to that picture, and write it all down!

She was a cheerleader and a Devilette at Grace High School • He was on the football, track, and basketball teams • She learned to cook, sew, play the piano, can food, and ride a horse (almost from the time she could walk) • He played the trumpet, sang in the choir, was class clown and served as Senior Class President • She played the flute, sang in the choir, was a model student, did 4H, and served on student council • He cancelled the Senior Prom and took the class to a Credence Clearwater Revival concert in Salt Lake City instead • On their first double date, they were not each other’s date (his was Susan and hers was Bruce) • She moved to Bountiful, lived with Aunt Diane, and studied Fashion Merchandising at LDS Business College • He served a mission to the “Southern States,” chiefly North Carolina & Georgia • She waited (and wrote) to him faithfully for 2 years • He studied political science at Utah State and Boise State Universities (where he walked onto the basketball team) • The night he proposed, he pretended he was breaking up with her (serves her right that she said yes anyway!) • There was never anyone else for either of them. Established 9/19/1973