Couple get wedding photos after 27 years

MANSFIELD, Ohio - A couple won't mark their 27th anniversary until Thursday, but they've already received the perfect gift: the wedding pictures they couldn't afford when they married as teenagers. Their photographer showed up last week at the diner where Karen Cline works and surprised her with a photo album from her big day in 1980.

"About a month ago, I was just cleaning out some of my old things and I found it," said photographer Jim Wagner, who's now 80. "I knew she didn't have any money back then, and I just thought she might like to have it."

"I just stood there and cried and cried and hugged him," Cline said afterward, tearing up again.

She recalled being a new bride at 18 and admiring the pictures, but feeling heartsick because she and her husband, Mark, who was 19 at the time, didn't have $150 to pay for them.

All these years, the Clines have had just one wedding picture that someone else took, of her walking down the aisle.

Wagner said he was able to track down Karen Cline after running into her stepfather a few weeks ago.

When the photographer showed up in the diner, she wrote him a check for the long-awaited $150 — and that's when he cried, she said.

Oh my gosh! I know that I also owe my wife a wedding reception and wedding photos. I don't want to say that I can't afford to do that but there are lots of other things that still needs to be settle. Well, maybe I just make a hotel reservation for my 2nd marriage anniversary this 15 Dec and give her a very romantic candle light dinner. Where shall I do it? Easy, just go this Hotel Reservations website and holiday wil be much easier. Which hotel shall we go hunny?

p/s : Sorry hunny, I still cannot make plans for our wedding reception. Maybe after I earn much enough from blogging? Or maybe after the Mushroom project succeed?

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