The symbol -30- at the end of a reporter's story signals "The End." The practice originated way before computers, in the "hot type" era. -30- is a typographic sign that indicates the typesetter must crank his linotype machine to get ready for the next entry on the page.
In today's post, 30 is not an ending; it's a beginning. Mr. Fairway & Mrs. Scribe said their vows on April 21, 1979, when the world, natch, was very young. And we were, too.
An interesting point, if you're planning a wedding: Mr. F. did not bestow wallets or even Swiss Army Knives upon his groomsmen. He took them to the Fort Worth Stockyards & had them outfitted in style. Gossips opined at the time that Mrs. Scribe's Mama was slightly perturbed, because all the good wedding snaps included at least one of these fetching sombreros.
For those of you who are keeping track, April 21st is also San Jacinto Day. The anniversary of the final battle of the Texas War for Independence. A holiday in the Lone Star State. So either way, you can celebrate: Just eat a combination platter at Ninfa's, top it off with a Killer Margarita, & you're all set.