30 years ago today we were married in Judge Allen Oleisky’s office in the Minneapolis City Hall Building. Judge Oleisky’s office was in one of the curved turrets in the historic building. It is a great, beautiful, historic place to have been married. One of the things that has stayed with me in my marriage were my vows. They were non-traditional and stated each of us would support and want the other to become all that we could be to achieve our individual potentials. That statement has been a driving force for the 30 years through all the trials and changes we have had.
When we married our license had two spots that were reflective of the changing times. It stated here after we would be known as ?????. Women at the time would often keep their maiden name and the form supported that, but it would have also allowed John to have picked a new name as well. John could have chosen to change his family name back to its historic spelling, but we both opt’ed for Ericson. It has served us well for 30 years and hopefully many more.