"Ann and I met in 1949 as Freshmen at Visalia Union High School. I was your typical 'country boy' my folks, wisely, thought that I should learn some social graces and take a Ballroom Dancing course. It was in this very class where I first met Ann. During our high school years we were classmates and friends, and went on a few dates.
After Graduation, we went our separate ways and grew apart. I went off to Cal Poly where I double majored in AG Journalism and Animal Husbandry. After my college graduation in 1953 I moved to Oregon where I established a life, family and career in the public relations industry. For 50 years I called Oregon home.
I attended our high school reunion in 1989, where I saw Ann again for the first time since our high school graduation. For us in high school it was friendship at first sight, but at the reunion, it was much more serious.
After reconnecting at the reunion, Ann and I started our long distance dating. As is any relationship, it was difficult to be apart. Luckily, helping my mother manage the farm brought me home and close to Ann once a month.
My mother passed away in 2002, this is when I moved back to my home in Ivanhoe to manage the farm full time. I was happy and relieved to finally be living so close to Ann. I proposed to Ann during a trip in San Francisco in 2006 at Fleur de Lys, a French restaurant in the city near Union Square.
As many of you already know, Ann and I hosted our wedding in the backyard of my parents home, Seven Sycamores Ranch in 2007. We built our home together just across the street from the venue in 2007 and have loved witnessing the love stories of so many beautiful wedding days at Historic Seven Sycamores". - Bob & Ann McKellar