Tuesday, February 8, 2011

65th Wedding Anniversary: Awesome

        This weekend I attended a celebration for friends Betty and Howard's 65th anniversary. This is the first 65th I've ever attended and it was a very moving affair.

        Betty and Howard's five children put on a dinner and program to honor their parents. One son spoke of his parents and how they were a Mom and Dad and very family oriented. He covered happy occasions, sadness and how generally the family functioned extremely well. Their life was not just a smooth ride  
 as they also faced hardships and devastating loss. He described how his mother and father were extremely hard workers and that they also worked very hard for family growth as well. An excellent picture album was put together to show each child's life in the family as they grew up. All grandchildren were briefly featured as well.

      Some of the older friends and neighbors made comments which were humorous and also added to the description of this couple's life.

      As I reflected on this occasion I couldn't help but think about how vibrant and energetic this couple was and is. They each had tremendous energy as individuals and also put tremendous positive energy into their relationship. They also had time to participate in the community and were ever ready to help others. They are also both physically vigorous and enjoy life. The pictures gave a vivid description of the length of time that goes into a 65 year relationship. The styles through the decades made it simple to see how much time was involved.

       Betty and Howard certainly influenced their children in a positive way and have also
been an inspiration to many other people.


  1. How lovely! Since my guy and I were married at 50, there's little chance that we will see fifty years together, but we are busy working on twenty and twenty-five. Lovely story of a great romance.

  2. Just think of the quality of relationship you have and the numbers don't really matter!
    My Dad was married for 66 years but it took two women to get him there.
    I was more impressed with Betty and Howard after I heard from their family and friends.

  3. count me in
    <3 Betty miss her hugs and smile!!

  4. Thank you for sharing. My hubby and I have been married for 54 years.
    Where did time go. We are so blessed to be together this long. And my hubby is healthy to help me so far. In need. I cant imagine 65 years. How many make it that long to-gether and be that happy as your friends are. Congrat's to them.