50 YEARS AGO, this cute couple got married! Even though Marty's dad passed away shortly after we were married, we wanted to celebrate his parents' love and throw Marty's mom a surprise anniversary dinner! Here they are with their wedding line! Don't you love how classic everyone looks!
Marty's parents...(on our wedding day!)
Marty's sister Deb and I decorated a nearby church cultural hall! We used RED and WHITE because those were their colors and we splashed the decor with some gold signifying the 50 Year milestone.
Marty and I told Mom that we were inviting her to a special "musical fireside with dinner" at our church and asked her to dress up. Marty told her to try on this corsage (sp?) to see if she thought it would fit ME. He told her he wanted to surprise me with it as I had been "at the church all day setting up this fireside" and deserved something special. Little did she know what we were really doing all that time.
When she walked into the cultural hall we shouted "SURPRISE!" and she was in shock. She kept saying,..."You guys!" She teared up and was grinning ear to ear. We invited her to sit at that table and be served along with her children and grandchildren whom could attend. We had ceasar salad, steak, shrimp, twice baked potatoes, and baked Alaska for dessert. YUMMO! She loved every morsel! Side note,....Marty's mom is quite the cook and she always blesses our family with wonderful meals and desserts! I think she was overjoyed because she was the recipient of such love this time.....