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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Happy Golden Anniversary

It isn't very often that you hear of a couple celebrating their Golden Anniversary.  Today we helped a couple celebrate being married 50 years.  The weather was perfect for their celebration and they had a wonderful turnout.  I didn't take any crowd pictures.  But I did take a picture of her table display that showed a cake similar to the one they had at their wedding with the original cake topper.  
1965 Cake topper
When I was young my mother used to say after the kids were gone that the parents should have a party to replenish everything that the kids used up or took with them when they moved out.  It was almost like they needed to re-fill the hope chest.  For those young people who haven't heard of a hope chest, it is a chest that often sits at the foot of the bed for a young girl to put embroidered dish clothes and quilts in hoping to marry some day.
New Hope Chest
I stopped by Michael's craft store and purchased a miniature chest that was unfinished.  Dale and I quickly stained the chest.  He had a stain there that was a combination stain and varnish.  It was darker than I liked so I used a dry brush technique to apply it.  (That means wiping the brush on a piece of newspaper off to the side.)  As a result, not much of the varnish applied.  That wasn't a problem for me.  This was really only a box sturdy enough to deliver the present.  It isn't intended to be a keepsake.
50 coins for 50 years
Why don't I think of the cute catch phrases until it is too late?  Oh well, I am sure when they got home this evening and opened the presents that this one made them smile.  I was temped to wrap the coins individually in the gold wrapping paper.  But instead I took some gold construction paper and ran it through the paper shredder.  I love confetti!  
Anniversary Present
These friends of ours have completed a wonderful achievement despite the highs and lows of life.  They made it 50 years together as husband and wife.  Together they created and raised four boys.  I guess you could say that today we celebrated heterosexual pride.

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