Today marks 20 years of marriage for Zippy and me
and I wanted to share photos of that day on Hatcher Pass in Alaska.
It was an intimate ceremony: Zippy and me, Witnesses Bob and Liz,
Photographer Anne, and Marriage Commissioner Scott.
Polaroid shot of preparations in the chilly weather (rain coats necessary).
Scott performing the ceremony in his role as Marriage Commissioner.
(He and I were forever-friends, next to each other in our kindergarten class photo).
Scott surprised us with a gift of seed beads and additional words of love.
We were blissfully unaware of the tourists in the background watching and photographing us.
Photographer Anne took a break from her camera and joined us for some pics.
It was a wonderful day and I thank our friends again for being there for us,
especially Scott who died of AIDS complications four months later. He traveled
all that way in poor health to perform our ceremony (and despite his threats to
the contrary, did not pronounce us “man and wife,” but “husband and wife.” Thank
It’s hard to believe so many years have already flown past.
Happy Anniversary, Zippy.
May there always be love.