Tuesday, June 7, 2011

72 years of marriage

Congratulations to my 96 year old parents today, June 7th, on their 72nd wedding anniversary! This is amazing to most of us.  As my 25 year old grandson, (their great-great grandson) said, " It is almost hard for a young person like myself to understand how truly amazing that is. Very cool!"
They started married life on a shoestring in 1939, on a rented farm with very little machinery, then purchased a farm and raised 5 children in a large house (that we all loved!), became pillars in the community, involved in Church and social activities their entire lives.
From a Granddaughter--"It is hard to imagine the tenacity and commitment that you have to reach a milestone of 72 years.  And you have had incredible health and success throughout your lives.  Truly amazing!  "
And another Granddaughter says, "You have provided us with many examples of a life well lived;  hard work, make sure to play, the importance of education, discipline with love, love & respect of God and each other.  It is a high bar that has been set & I thank you for it!  Happy Anniversary!  All of our love to both of you! "

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