MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Annie Barnes never throws anything away.
“I keep a lot of things. I probably should have thrown several things away, but I am a pack rat.”
That habit will give her something special this March when she and husband Gene celebrate 50 years of marriage.
Thanks to what she kept tucked away in box in the attic.
“I did save the wedding dress.”
Nestled among keepsakes in an old box, it may be a little wrinkled, but still very much in tact — her wedding dress from March 1967. A dress she made herself after seeing similar one in a store.
“I got the pattern, got the fabric and I put together what I could with what I had.”
Now she plans to bring back what was and wear the dress when she and Gene renew their vows on March 26th of this year, a Sunday, just like it was on a Sunday in …