Thursday, June 16, 2016


If you are wondering what this post is about, read the crazy thing I did yesterday!  Actually, this is an awesome song.  I think we sang it as a “round.”  Does anyone do that anymore?


Wednesday, June 15, 2016


Christi and Tom’s anniversary was just a couple days before ours.  Tom gave Christi roses, then she brought them to me so I could enjoy them while she was on vacation.  They were beautiful as a bouquet, but for some reason, I didn’t get a picture.

Today I decided to hang them to dry as they were looking tired.  Don’t ask me why, but I like this picture of the roses hanging upside down in the basement. 


Then I had another idea (and some would say too much time on my hands, but truth is I was procrastinating on painting the bathroom). 

This is a song.  I’ll put the lyrics in tomorrow’s post. It is a complete song, one we used to sing at Y-Teen and church camp.  The last three flowers are a hint.  It’s about friends—I thought it appropriate.  Really, I would never in a million years guess it, but here you go:


It’s hot today—maybe it’s making me a little crazy!  If you know it, put it in the comments.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Thank you for the comments

I usually don’t link my postings from here on Facebook, but I couldn’t resist sharing our anniversary day.  So enjoyed hearing from long time family and friends.  And loyal readers of this humble blog.

Paul and Janice came by yesterday afternoon with a “bouquet” that had been delivered to their door.  It was awesome!  Delicious too.


Back to work today.  The green beans in the garden are hitting their stride!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

50 Years Ago Today!

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Harvest was beginning and it was hot 50 years ago today.  Sunday weddings were common back then so relatives didn’t have to miss farm work time.  During harvest, though, Sunday was just another work day.  So, with the heat and the most important time of the year beginning, relatives and friends gathered, celebrated enthusiastically with us and took off for home and the fields. 

Wedding days are just that though—a day.  We should call a wedding day a “Wedding Beginning.”

So, our Wedding Beginning was 50 years ago today.  There are so many cliques—“where as the time gone”  “It seems like yesterday”  They are all true.  But, most importantly, as the song says, we have truly loved through the adventures and….. the word here won’t come to me because how can I put a word or words to all that 50 years of marriage brings.  However, there is one word that readily comes to mind besides love when living life for 50 years together—we have fun.  Hardly a day goes by that we don’t laugh together.  All the other emotions two people bring to a marriage are balanced when laughter is added. 

We have two very special children who we love and were the focus of our marriage during their (which seems short) formative years. They now have their own families with spouses we love and grandchildren we cherish. We look forward to being a part of their lives in some small way as they move forward to provide a nurturing environment for their children as I hope we did for them.

We are celebrating over the 4th of July when both families are coming home!  We have fun times planned then.  Today, we are happy and satisfied with our life.  What more could a couple married 50 years want.