Married 65 years today.


On this day in 1950, my parents were married. Words can not say how blessed I feel that I was able to pick up the phone and speak with them tonight, Knowing that 69 years after they met, they remain the joy of each others lives.


Lisa Craig Heuer's photo.


Above, 4th and 5th from the left, My Father and Mother. I have long said that any qualities of character I may have are directly attributable to being their child. When I encounter anyone my age in a terrible position in life, my first thought has always been, and will always remain “Without the fortune of being born to my parents, that could be me.”


To our friends who’s parents were also members of the “Greatest Generation”, I hope the photo brings back many good memories of your own parents.






To read more about “The real William Wynne”: William Wynne Sr. Turns 89 today


About William Wynne
I have been continuously building, testing and flying Corvair engines since 1989. Information, parts and components that we developed and tested are now flying on several hundred Corvair powered aircraft. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics and an A&P license from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and have a proven 20 year track record of effectively teaching homebuilders how to create and fly their own Corvair powered planes. Much of this is chronicled at and in more than 50 magazine articles.

5 Responses to Married 65 years today.

  1. John Niemeyer says:

    William, Susanne and I are celebrating our 22nd today and would like to send our best wishes to your mother and father on this special day.

    All the best…

    John & Susanne

  2. Ray Klein says:

    William, I too was blessed with parents of character. I weep for the children of today, by no fault of their own, born to sub-adults concerned only with self, tech junk, and the latest on Kim Kardashians ass. God help them.

  3. Blaine Schwartz says:

    Thanks for reminding me how blessed we are to have parents who taught us right from wrong, good morals and not to be afraid of hard work. Count the time you have with them as you will find it is never enough.
    PS: Ray makes some very good points!


  4. Greg Murphy says:

    Congratulations to your parents, William! Marriages like that just don’t happen. My parents were going on 66 years when we lost Dad. My wife and I have been married 29 years and I believe our parents’ example contributes to that. Our hope is that we have passed to our children the qualities our parents put into us that are all but nonexistent in most of the kids of today. Thanks for sharing your family’s joy!

  5. Chuck Callahan says:

    Great comments William. My parents too, were a part of the “greatest generation”. Unfortunately, for me, my father passed away at 62, when I was fresh out of college. Each day after his death, I have seen more and more of the lost intrinsic value of great parents I had, my mother too, is no exception. Blaine is right, “enjoy the time, while you still have opportunities”.

    Thanks to you and Grace for a great CC 33.

    all the best,


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