CENTRAL PARK, NEW YORK … 1958
Dick and I were married in Manhattan, NY on August 23rd, 1958. This picture was taken shortly thereafter in Central Park. We didn’t have the time nor money for a Honeymoon but the city of New York was our playground.
We loved Central Park. We would sit for hours overlooking the lake, reading, talking about the future and just plain people-watching. If we waited long enough the entire world would pass before us.
Planned concerts were staged weekly and we would enjoy big name bands and personalities for free ! I remember seeing Peter, Paul & Mary, The Mills Brothers and Johnny Mathis, to name just a few. And then there were all the musicians who just practiced for fun. We would often join in when they teamed up for an impromptu songfest.
The Children’s Zoo was one of our favorite spots at Central Park and we would meet there often after our work was over for the day. Watching the children at the Zoo was almost as much fun as watching the animals.
Our favorite animal thing was watching the Penguins and the Sea Lions being fed. They put on a production that was as good as a Broadway show.
I have so many fond memories of that time in my life and to think that most of it didn‘t cost a dime. I honestly can’t remember that we paid for anything except for food. It seems like a dream to me now.