Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Don and Janet - Truly a Love Story

Don's parents 50th wedding anniversary was August 26.

As I explained in my last post, Don and his siblings planned a surprise party for them. It was this past Sunday, over two weeks after the date. Although I suspect the element of surprise was spilled, the excitement and enjoyment was felt by everyone all afternoon.

I haven't known his folks long, but they are the kind of people that you warm up to almost immediately. Janet has the quickest, funniest, innocent comebacks to anything dished out. Don makes a great straight-man, sidekick. Don, aka "Waldo" has an uncanny ability to disappear into any situation only to pop-up in the most humorous ways.

I could go on and about their accomplishments in life, their trials and tribulations of raising kids, owning and operating a huge farm and produce business, all while dealing with life's ups and downs.

The true testament of love, devotion, determination, respect, appreciation, loyalty, companionship and friendship was witnessed on Sunday. The volumes of photo albums documented their 50 year road together thus far. Their children and grandchildren are the living links to future generations. The many friends and extended family that joined in the celebration, confirm what is apparent, Don and Janet have touched many lives and are loved by a community of friends, family, neighbors, and past employees.

I look forward to celebrating with them the next milestone!



San said...

50 years...WHEW!

sherry ♥ lee said...

What comes across so clearly -- from the wedding photograph to the photographs of them at the party is that their love has endured. Evidence? The photo of the group -- Janet has her hand on Don's leg...I rest my case!!

Glad you were able to all give them such a wonderful party!

dkuroiwa said...

Here, they don't really celebrate wedding anniversaries like we do in the western world...I miss that. I do love a good party!
50 years is such a milestone...and having family and friends and all those memories in one room (with cake and dancing!!) is a great way to celebrate!!

Wacky Mommy said...

So sweet! Happy anniversary, you two. Here's to many more years of happiness.

Fragrant Liar said...

Very cool. Looks like a great time was had by all, especially the happy couple.

Me, You, or Ellie said...

Oh, I love this. Just a few months after my parents' 50th!