Time passes so quickly and today I am thinking about how quickly the past fifty years have gone.
Today, November 3, 2023, is a special day for Joe and me. Today is our wedding anniversary.
But it is not just any anniversary. It is our 50th anniversary. Our Golden Wedding Anniversary.
Fifty years ago today I married my best friend and the love of my life. We were destined to spend our lives together.
We were married at 6:30 p.m. in a candlelight ceremony at Zion Lutheran, Chatt, officiated by Rev. Ralph Hershberger. It was a beautiful fall day, sunny and not cold, much like today’s weather.
Here are a few more photos from our wedding day.
Wedding gown styles were certainly different 50 years ago. Wedding dresses in the 70s were much more modest than they are today. My dress came from the bridal department of Goldstein Department Store in Celina. Harriet Chodash headed their bridal department and dressed many area brides over the years.
Golden Anniversaries are not uncommon in my family. My parents celebrated their Golden Anniversary in 2000 and went on to celebrate eleven more anniversaries. My Miller grandparents (Carl & Gertrude) celebrated 50 years of marriage in in 1969 and my Schumm grandparents (Cornelius and Hilda) celebrated their 50th in 1977.
We celebrated our Golden Anniversary with a family vacation, with our son Jeff and his family a few weeks ago.
Joe and I spent most of this week in Holmes County, Ohio, probably our favorite place to visit. We had a relaxing and enjoyable time in a beautiful part of Ohio.
The photo below was taken last Sunday. Notice all the red for Reformation Sunday. (I had a red jacket on earlier.)
A couple years ago, on our anniversary, I spoke at an event in Pennsylvania and I mentioned that it was our anniversary. Another couple there said that it was also their anniversary and we learned that they were not only married on the same day as we were, they were married the same year and time of day we were married! And they were also Lutheran. What a coincidence!
Joe and I count our blessings and are thankful for our years together and look forward to many more happy years together.
Life is good.