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!
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.
I am an eclectic person. I’ve broken the mold for the stereotype of what an accountant is like (as an accountant with a very creative side). I LOVE to challenge what “always has been”. Let’s look at things and think about them. Is there a "better" out there that we have missed because “it’s always been this way”? “Live, Laugh and Love” is one of my mottos. There is so much beauty in life we just need to stop and appreciate it. “Dance like no one is watching!” because the music in your head doesn’t match what’s playing for anyone else. :^)