Joy and Ray Tennison

Native Chicagoans, we both received Bachelor degrees from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. Ray's graduate degree is from Roosevelt University in Chicago, and Joy's is from Dominican University, Graduate School of Library Science, in River Forest, Illinois. We raised our children in Chicago and were transplanted to California in 1979, where three of our grandchildren are now natives.

50th Anniversary
August 2008 - 50th Anniversary - Aboard the Infinity

Angkor Wat - 2009
Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia - October 2009

Sphinx 2007
Giza, Egypt at the Sphinx
with the Great Pyramid rear. 2007

Taj Mahal - 2007
Taj Mahal - India ----December 2007

Oregon August 2006
Coos Bay,Oregon    August 2006

Antarctica 2006
Aboard the Marco Polo in Antarctica     February 2006

Aboard Celebrity's Mercury - April 2005

July 2004 Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, CN

Mackinac Island, Michigan in September 2003
following the wedding of our son, Paul, to Robyn.

McCloud, CA with Mt. Shasta in the back. August 2003.

May 2003 at daughter Gail's wedding to Tom.

Royal Gorge, Colorado - July 2003

With Snoopy at the Charles Schulz Christmas Show
Sebastapool, CA - 2002

Aboard the M.S. Litvinov in Russia - August 2001

Aboard Vision of the Seas
January 2001 - Panama Canal cruise.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park - May 2000

Touring in China - April 1999

Transatlantic Cruise aboard the Splendour of the Seas
April 1998 sailing from Miami to Barcelona.
Joy and Ray at the Leaning Tower of Pisa  1998
Pisa, Italy - May 1998.
Ray's Birthday party  1/30/98
Ray's Surprise Birthday Party
January 1998.

Denali National Park north of Anchorage, Alaska
July 1997.  Great trip!  Other photos are here!

1995 at a 50's party we had.
Note poodle skirt and rolled up T-shirt!

Switzerland at the Matterhorn - 1986

Our 25th Wedding Anniversary in Hawaii.


Our Wedding - August 9, 1958

Junior Prom
 My Junior Prom - May 1955
Were we ever really that young?
See a video of our early photos here.