april 27, 2013

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What lies behind you, and what lies in front of you,
pales in comparison to what lies inside you.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

50 years
50 years

Today we celebrated my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary. They actually married on Groundhog Day (February 2), but because that’s the middle of winter we moved the celebration. Smart! Our only appreciable snow this year was on, you guessed it, February 2! Still, the groundhog featured heavily in today’s festivities (and yes, it was red velvet a la Steele Magnolias). Mom and dad got to do all the things they didn’t get to do 50 years ago: they had a cake, shared a toast, friends and family were all there to cheer them on, and to top it off, they were given a police escort through town, cans tied to the bumper, car horns blaring, and all! Never in my life have I seen my dad smile as much as he did today. Mother adored the attention. A great time was had by all. I couldn’t be more proud.

groundhog day
groundhog day
see me
see me

9 Responses

  1. Stanya Terrell

    Yes, a GREAT time was had by all. The cake was so cute!!! Ma and Pa looked like movie stars. You should be very proud. You pulled it off. Wonderful job, Sista!!!!

    • Kopana

      I’ve never seen dad smile so much – the cake was a HIT!!!! I think I’ll sleep for a week now, thank you LOL. Thank you SO much for coming <3

  2. Kiya

    Congratulations to Shorty and Shirley! Wish I could of been there for the fun.Sending love from Texas. 50 more years!

  3. Sandy and Danny McKenzie

    You both look wonderful and I love you dress Shirley. Happy Anniversary.
    Danny and Sandy

  4. angie bliss fanning

    Happy Anniversary!!!! Love you all so much! Shirley, you looked beautiful, I loved that dress! Shorty looked handsome and happy! Wish we could have been there to share the joy. Sending ya’ll much love and wishes for more love and laughter for many years to come! XOXO from your Okie pals!

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