Whatever Became of . . .

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Can you possibly imagine what became of the sweet little girl in the picture above?  It’s obvious that Shirley Temple had absolutely nothing over Elizabeth Bruce Banks of Big Stone Gap, Virginia.

It’s been rumored that young Elizabeth was something of a tomboy, but I think we shouldn’t put too much stock in rumors.  Let’s just say that Sheriff Banks did a great job of preserving law and order in Big Stone Gap.

By the time she was a senior in high school cowboy hats and boots were put aside for more feminine attire.  It’s obvious that Miss Banks was a very beautiful young lady.

Fast forward to 2001.  On June 23, 2001, Elizabeth Bruce Banks made me the happiest man in the world by becoming my wife.

Happy Anniversary, Betsy.  Thanks for becoming my Beautiful Bride and for eleven wonderful years together.

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25 Responses to “Whatever Became of . . .”

  1. Ms. A Says:


  2. The Incredible Woody Says:

    Happy Anniversary to the sweetest couple I know!!

  3. Gardener On Sherlock Street Says:

    Happy, happy anniversary!!!!!!

  4. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    Wishing you many more Happy Anniversaries.

  5. MadSnapper Says:

    fantastic photo of the two of you in that last shot. enjoy your long week end

  6. Maple Lane Says:

    Happy Anniversary to a wonderful couple!!!!!

  7. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    Happy, Happy Anniversary to you both and many more to come!! Have a wonderful weekend!


  8. Łucja-Maria Says:

    George & Betsy!
    The wedding anniversary, from a distant sending Polish
    wishes: love, happiness and health!

  9. Ginny Says:

    Happy Anniversary, George! I bet you never imagined you would marry Shirley Temple when you grew up!

  10. alskamom Says:

    Happy Anniversary Betsy & George!
    Have a wonderful day and a great weekend!

  11. Rose Says:

    I done told Betsy, but will say it again here….Happy Anniversary!

  12. Carletta Says:

    Happy Anniversary to you both George!

  13. ZielonaMila Says:

    Happy Anniversary! I am greeting

  14. dibear Says:

    Happy Anniversary George, and a big hug to Betsy too. 🙂

  15. Pam Says:

    You have kept your promise to give Betsy a rose garden.. the beauty of roses you grow is only surpassed by the beautiful love you two have for each other.
    Happy Anniversary, George.

  16. Pam Says:

    George, please have Betsy email me at my email address.
    I have a problem commenting on her blog and want to let her why.

  17. Larry Says:

    Happy Anniversary – the love story continues.

  18. busy bee suz Says:

    This is so sweet….I’m glad that you both found each other!!!! Love those photos…and yes, Shirley Temple had nothing on our cute Betsy! Happy anniversary.

  19. NCMountainwoman Says:

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you and to Betsy. And best wishes for many more.

  20. MB Says:

    Happiness forever you two love birds. MB

  21. Jewaicious Says:

    Aww. I love the photos and the sentimentality in this loving post. Happy Anniversary to you and Betsy.

  22. ladyfi Says:

    So lovely. Happy Anniversary to you two lovebirds!

  23. Sartenada Says:

    Happy, happy anniversary! That is awesome set of photos full with great memories.

  24. Happyone Says:

    A Very Happy Anniversary to you both, my friends. : )

  25. indrani Says:

    Belated Happy Anniversary wishes!

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