They celebrated their 40th anniversary on Sunday...and hosted a barbecue for friends and family in their back yard. The thing is...they had no idea they were having us in. And they never recognized us when they arrived home....and found us all waiting on their front lawn!
Lovella and I met in blogland a few years ago...and we soon discovered we were almost related. And so...they came in their seventies clothing to their uncle and aunt's anniversary party...and we arrived at our friend's/cousin's celebration...and we had a fun evening together! The funny thing is...we sat on that same patio together at a 25th anniversary celebration some fifteen years ago...but don't recall ever meeting at that time.
The wedding party...some forty years ago...May 16, 1970.
The wedding party (minus a few)...May 16, 2010.
We took them by surprise...and helped them celebrate their first forty years of wedded bliss. With God as their Guide...and the support of family and friends...they look forward to what the future has in store for them as a couple. Maybe we'll be back for another party...in ten years? I'll mark it on my calendar!