CASPER — It was love at first sight. Not the man, the car. A sporty MG driven down N. Avenue in Grand Junction, Colorado, by a good looking young man led to a 60-year marriage for Robert and Jo Reva Wellborn — and the MG.
A memorable wedding at First United Methodist Church on Oct. 14, 1956, is still recalled by some. Everything had been so carefully planned, yet the church was festive with flowers from a funeral two days before, the top layer of the cake had been lost in transportation, the bride’s father was extremely nervous (it was the opening day of deer season), and the bridesmaids were angry because the wrong dresses had been delivered. And the 3-year-old ring bearer disappeared with the ring. All was resolved.
She is a retired teacher of English, theatre and communication. She is also a landscape artist in oil and watercolor and has presented numerous one-person shows.
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He is a retired geologist, having worked for Chevron, as vice president of Burton-Hawks and Wold Oil. He is the author of numerous geological papers.
They have been blessed with three sons, Kris, Eric and Lance; and four grandchildren, Trevor, Tristen, Aspen and Mason.
The MG is still with us. One can gently rub hands over the “bonnet” and be young again, recalling that sunshine year of 1956. The love never leaves and the story continues.