Today is my parents' 45th wedding anniversary. We celebrated at The Stables Restaurant in Blissfield, Michigan. My Dad told me this evening it was the best dinner party of his entire life. And I told him it was the best cake I've ever eaten in my entire life. (I'm not joking; it was amazing!)
The other couples who joined us are a bit ahead of my parents - celebrating their 47th, 49th, and 50th anniversaries in the year ahead. We all took our turns sharing memories and stories. After the Best Man's toast, my Aunt Mary (a bridesmaid) shared a lovely piece she had written about my parents' initial meeting.
Happy Anniversary by Mary Tober
It was a beautiful fall day on Sand Lake
Oh, what a picture to take!
Along came a sail boat with a beautiful woman aboard
“Who is that?” my brother asked and quietly thank the Lord
I think Bettina, I said, as she brought the boat upon land
I don’t think we have ever met, he said to her
She reminded him they had but it had been years before
When she left, my brother turned to me and said, “I think she is the one”
Little did they know then that there would be so much more
Only six months later the marriage was done
Three children and three grandchildren later was what was in store
45 years later memories galore!
My brother Mike and I with our fabulous parents! Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!!!