Archive for August, 2015



Rainbow Surprise

100 years of marriage and 46 years of friendship

One might find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow but one will never find anything as valuable as a lifetime  friendship or the celebration of a golden wedding anniversary. We were blessed last week to have all three: rainbows, friends and our 50th wedding anniversary.  We also enjoyed a profound realization while at lunch with our friends who celebrated their 50th last year … At our lunch table we represented 100 Years of Marriage. 

Keystone Evening

Above, the four of us pose in front of The Keystone Ranch, our anniversary dinner location.  In the series below Patti and Gwen creatively reenact a wedding ceremony … only this time the church was Colorado outdoors, the bouquet an array of Blue Spruce twigs recycled from the ground cover.  Gwen was Matron of Honor, JC was Best Man and three women who happened to be there provided music to the tune of “Here Comes the Bride”

Here comes the bride

Bride with bouquet

Wedding party

Above … The Wedding Party

ATV excitement

These Old Married Couples have still got the spirit of adventure as shown above. Tune in for 2016

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Yesterday was my birthday

It was even more unique … maybe even special because there was in fact a Blue Moon. For those who do not know, a blue moon is not actually blue. It looks like any other beautiful full moon. However,the so designated Blue Moon is special because it is the second full moon within one calendar month.

Blue Moon

Blue Moon

Needless to say, there were many reasons to feel special on my birthday … my wife, my family, my friends, my co-workers, my health … yes, many reasons. I guess the Blue Moon just made me stop and think for a minute about how very blessed I truly am.

Oh, one other mention: I love the music of folksinger, Nancy Griffith . Her song “Once in a Very Blue Moon” is a favorite of mine. In fact,so much a favorite that I presented her a Key to the City when she performed in Little Rock. That evening she did not sing the song on stage but did sing it for me backstage … A cappella.

As Paul Harvey would say at the end of his broadcast: “Now You Know the Rest of the Story”

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