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Ulla & Erik Jorgensen 70th Wedding Anniversary

May 12, 2013 1:02 AM

Ulla & Erik Jorgensen 70th Wedding Anniversary

"An anniversary is a time to celebrate the joys of today, the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow."

-Author Unknown

Ulla & Erik were married in Fredercia, Denmark on May 8, 1943. They have shared their lives together with a great sense of adventure fueled with optimism and hope for a better life in the United States. They immigrated to the US in 1947 with their 3-yr. old son, Paul, in tow. Racine, Wisconsin, where they landed, brought them to a climate similar to Denmark and a small community of Danes ready to welcome them. Both Marilynn and Kenny were born in Racine in 1950 & 1955. Their sense of adventure made them restless once again and they planned a trip to California to experience Disneyland with their young family! Their drive up the coast to Santa Barbara fueled their next dream of a life in California! "I think we could be really happy here", Erik said to Ulla while running off to the local plumbers union to see about the possibility of a job. Jorgensen Plumbing was the result of the big decision to relocate.

Their connection to Denmark has been kept strong through occasional visits to the "old country", traditional celebrations, family recipes and touching memories. They have gathered a strong network of friends in Santa Barbara through their Danish organization and their membership at Trinity Lutheran Church.

It is our joy as their 3 children to cherish and celebrate their 70 years of marriage. They have given us a truly remarkable model to emulate. Their love for one another is in evidence each and every day. They often announce to caregivers, friends and strangers they meet that they have been married for 70 years AND "We would still choose each other all over again."

We celebrate you today and always!

Paul, Marilynn & Kenny Jorgensen ?our spouses, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren circle around you in gratitude for the gift of your love!


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