Bill's Genealogy Blog

Bill Buchanan is a long-time genealogy enthusiast, living in Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada. This blog will describe my experiences as I research my family history and help others.

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Location: Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada

I am a retired online school teacher. I love family history. Since 2007, I have spent much of my time providing part-time support for the world's largest free family history site This is very rewarding. I have helped others with the Family Tree and related FamilySearch products.
Since April 2010, I have served in the Edmonton Riverbend Family History Centre. I have a FHC blog at Bill's Family History Center Blog For information the Latter-day Saints and family history click

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Today is my 43rd wedding anniverary. It has been a wonderful 43 years, and I owe that to my wife Judy! Originally we planned to get married on the Easter long-weekend of 1968, but moved the date up to March 23rd.

An Adventure
On the date we originally planned, we returned to the place we were married to visit family members, and got stuck in a snow drift in the middle of the highway. We got a ride with a truck to Raymond. A relative brought me back to our car with his huge army-surplus 6-wheel drive truck and pulled me out of the snow bank. The engine compartment of the car was jammed full of snow and the engine wouldn't start, so I was towed to Raymond behind the truck on the end of a long chain swinging back and forth like a pendulum , but never quite going into either ditch. It was an adventure long-remembered!

If we had gone ahead with the original wedding date, it is probable that neither us nor our guests would have made it to the wedding!


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