Saturday Paul and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary surrounded by family and friends.
Everything about the day was perfect from early morning until we closed the door on the party, temporarily, around midnight. The sheep had no problems passing before our tired eyes.
Our daughters, Starla McHugh and Lori Patrick and our grandchildren worked closely toward making their special project nice and it was, in every sense.
"Traditions" was an exceptional choice of places to hold a family dinner such as was held at noon. The Bell family so richly deserved the praise that they received from my friends and family. Everyone was talking!
One guest remarked that he had eaten in many places and at many events and never had he enjoyed a catered meal the same. Everyone agreed the food provided by Rick and Kathy Bell's service was more than pleasing to his or her taste buds. It gave family members and other dinner guests a taste of home-like cooking away from home. We seniors know the fare as comfort food.
I thought of Mother! Delicious roasted beef and pork; meats slow cooked to perfection on our old coal range were her specialties. Cheesy potatoes found the hot oven and met up with our plates quite often. Green bean dishes laced with bacon and or ham made Dad smile every time and kept the cook and kids snapping and snipping, happily. My brother John Wagne would have loved the fried corn. I know, in fact, his sister ate all of her share.
Yes indeed, Traditions is a nice place to visit--more than once. Thank you!
We can always depend on Vickie Mace; the owner of Sugar & Spice provides beautiful freshly cut floral arrangements designed to suit any and all occasions when called upon. From the masterfully designed centerpiece sitting on our table to the yellow roses on the other dining tables and included the corsages and the bouquet that adorned the top of the cake; yours was more than a special touch. And more, the party isn't over, because I am still smelling the roses and lilies. Thanks!
James Garber of Garber Photography was on hand to catch moods and moments. He is an award- winning photographer with a winning personality, worthy of an award. Even the children enjoyed his visit.
Paul and I enjoyed the open house that followed the family get-together. Goodies Galore provided a beautiful moist three-tiered wedding cake to serve guests. There was no cake on our wedding day in 1957. Mary Fisher did a great job and I thank her as well.
Richard Hull was present to give the blessing and later read a rhyming poem of several stanzas' that he penned especially for Paul and I. That was good of our friend!
Some of my former classmates, their spouses and our home- economics teacher, Phyllis Hess shared a few moments of good conversation.
Fact is Paul and I enjoyed the company of our families and friends. God is good.
Now it's time to rest. I can be reached at 446-4852 or drop me a line to 613 North Elm St., 47834.