t's Saturday, September
30, 2006. We're waiting for Ray and Idonna to show up for their 50th wedding anniversary. Hopefully, they don't suspect
anything...It's a surprise. Shhhhhh....here they come!
We enjoy a delicious buffet.
....And visiting with lots of cousins.
A delightful and funny speech by the guests of
Ray cuts and serves the first piece of cake to
And they toast each other for all the wonderful
years they've had together....Their son's praise them for being
such a fine example and inspiration to them.
Idonna's sister Kathy related a funny story.
They did a beautiful rendition of the song
The first dance.
Delicious to say the least.
How about some real fun line dancing!
A video slide show spanning fifty years.
It was a wonderful evening honoring two very dear
people. God bless you both, and may you have many more years together.
Remember when I was young and so were you
And time stood still and love was all we knew
You were the first, so was I
We made love and then you cried
Remember when we vowed the vows and walked the walk
Gave our hearts, made the start, it was hard
We lived and learned, life threw curves
There was joy, there was hurt
Remember when old ones died and new were born
And life was changed, disassembled, rearranged
We came together, fell apart
And broke each other's hearts
Remember when the sound of little feet was the music
We danced to week to week
Brought back the love, we found trust
Vowed we'd never give up
Remember when thirty something seemed old
Now lookin' back, it's just a steppin' stone
To where we are, where we've been
Said we'd do it all again
Remember when we said when we turned gray
When the children grow up and move away
We won't be sad, we'll be glad
For all the life we've had
And we'll remember when