University High School sweethearts engaged before the groom shipped off to war and married after he returned, Norris Erickson and Cleo Jean Collar, were married July 27, 1947 in Vermillion's Trinity Lutheran Church.
It was 108 degrees outside with no one really wanting to know the temperature inside the wool suits worn by the groom and groomsmen. The bride's makeup held, the Plymouth Coupe didn't overheat and by the time the newlyweds snapped these pictures during their honeymoon in Estes Park, CO, all thoughts were on the future.
Engineering for Norris, family and antiques for Cleo, and a return to their native Vermillion (with two kids in tow) after jobs and homes across America.
Warm thoughts and phone calls if your path crossed theirs over the last 60 years to 833 Valley View Dr., Vermillion, 57069.