Friday, June 18, 2010

We Celebrate Our 50th Wedding Anniversary....

On June 19th, 1960, Father's Day Sunday, Edward and I were married after Sunday morning services. Back then, almost all weddings were on Sunday. Earlier in the week, I had been diagnosed with appendicitis. I spent several days in bed and on Sunday morning I didn't know if I would be going to the church or the hospital....I went to church (when I was 44 my appendix were removed during major surgery).

I had just graduated from high school and a few days later Edward had graduated from University of Georgia with a teaching degree.

I had $300.00 to spend on a wedding. About $150.00 went toward wedding dress material, flowers, gifts, etc. My sweet Aunt Gladys made my dress. The remaining money was spent on curtains, bedspreads, etc., things for our home.

Our first meal was Ham with Raisin Gravy and vegetables. On our way to Amelia Island, Florida we got in a National Guard Convoy....we were waved around truck after truck with lots of horn blowing and hats waving. What a way to go! We continue to vacation at Amelia Island with our daughters, their husbands and eight grandchildren. The week of July 4th finds us making many memories.......

Because Father's Day weekend is so busy, our daughters and church family hosted a reception for us on Sunday afternoon, June 13th. Many, many friends came to enjoy the afternoon with us. A basket of cards were given to us and we continue daily to receive more cards.

Our granddaughter, Ellie, played the violin superbly ...our twin granddaughters, Erin and Elisabeth sang 'I'll Be There' beautifully. Erin presented a power point slide show from our births until the present complete with music of our era and captioning. We experienced a wonderful afternoon with family and friends.

Our daughters insisted our wedding attire be displayed.
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Granddaughter, Elisabeth, baked the delicious cake and sweet friend, Beth, decorated.

Thank you Mindy, Chip, Davis, Drew, Amy, Chad, Erin, Elisabeth, Wesley, Ellie, John, Alexander, Beth and the sweet ladies of our church family.
Happy 50th Anniversary to Edward.......Love and Prayers....Betty