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

9 comments:

Cathy said...

Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary! I loved your pretty pictures. Your family and friends are very talented. Blessings ~

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! You are both a wonderful example to all who know you! Love and Prayers, Beth

Connie said...

What a beautiful celebration. We are working on our 51st. year. Life is grand isn't it? Happy Anniversary.

Blessings Connie @ Everyday Blessings

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Dear Betty and Edward, We want to wish you a VERY HAPPY 50TH ANNIVERSARY!! You both look great and the pictures of everything is really great. I would have love to have heard the violin player. I sure it was wonderful!! May your life get only sweeter and sweeter. Best wishes, Jim and Connie McEntire

Mrs. G said...

Happy, happy, happy Anniversary to you Betty and Edward. Your wedding outfits are gorgeous and from the looks of your current picture I bet you still would fit into your wedding dress.
Hugs,
Sue

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Dearest Betty & Edward.....

I have so much enjoyed reading your celebratory post. and seeing the beautiful pictures of that day. You know that our dearest wish was to share that day with you both.... but we were with you in spirit.

I know that everything about this special occasion was planned to perfection.... the displays of memorabilia and your wonderful wedding attire, the violin recital by Ellie, the song by Erin and Elizabeth and the slide show..... the table set with delicious cakes baked and decorated by Elizabeth and Beth.... and being surrounded by your wonderful family and church family.... what a magnificent and fitting tribute to the 50 years of marriage you and Edward now celebrate.

I know we have already written and spoken in the last few days, but I thought it was fitting to also add our congratulations to your blog....

We love you both dearly and feel well blessed to have you in our lives.
Here’s wishing the years ahead will be enriched with good health and happiness for you.
Marion & John xx

Barbara said...

Looks like you had a great time Betty. Congrats.
Cannot believe that yu still have yur wedding gown. It's beautiful.

Georgia Peach said...

Happy Anniversary! That was the sweetest story and loved the pictures. From one fellow Georgian to another you are welcome to stop in and visit my blog anytime!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Betty...

Thank you so much for coming over for a visit.... And, for sharing the story of your cousin. I think he must have been born about the same time I was. I too was a poster child....but just for our small community. It's a tough battle and he sounds like quite a trooper. I'm so sorry that you have lost him here...but I know you'll see him again.

Warmest blessings,
Spencer

PS.... Happy Anniversary! WOW.... 50 years.. Good for you.