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Last Sunday, we celebrated our 6Oth wedding anniversary. Our true anniversary was on Wednesday this week, but we planned our party for a Sunday afternoon upstairs in The Fountains’ dining room. Eighty-one guests attended, including all our children and grandchildren and many more family members from North Carolina and Mississippi. Here is a photo of Robin and me surrounded by our children, Steve, Marty, and Sharon.

I was surprised and thrilled when my long-time friend, Laura Riser, entered the room. Laura lives in Long Beach, Mississippi, and she had written me a note, explaining that she wouldn’t be able to make it. However, her son, Doug, had been down on the coast recently, and he brought her back to Huntsville, Alabama, so he, his two sisters and their spouses, and Laura all traveled up to Franklin to come to our party. It was so much fun to have them here!

During the introductions, Emily Roumen, our second granddaughter, modeled my wedding dress. She looked so beautiful in it!


Several weeks ago, she tried on the dress, and it fit her well, but she didn’t have any shoes she could wear with it. We asked around, but still no shoes, so I went to Good Will. When I walked into the thrift store and approached the women’s shoe rack, there sat a little pair of ivory-colored pumps, right up front. I checked inside the shoes—size 7, just her size! I took them to the check-out counter, and guess what I paid? Would you believe they cost me only a dollar?  Our daughter-in-law, Anna, says that finding those shoes must have been “a God wink.”

Actually, I believe our entire married life has been a blessing. Robin and I are both still healthy with a loving family and many friends, and we are so thankful for all the years we have had together.


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