Photos from the Golden Wedding Anniversary

My Mum and Dad have their Golden Wedding Anniversary today. To celebrate this wonderful event, we had a family gathering last Saturday.

Mum and Dad are truly blessed to have had fifty years of marriage. When the Builder asked Dad on Saturday night what the highlight of these years was, he thought a while, admitted it was hard to give 'just one', but said, 'the top two would be ... the birth of my firstborn, and my own being born again'. 

He also told of how they first met and came to be ' a couple'. The story may or may not include a dance (which Mum and Dad insist on calling a Ball - a 'ball' being much more suitable  and classy). The story also may or may not have included an admission that a certain young lady who attended that dance ball arrived with her date, but, er, left the event with the teller of the story.

Shame on you, Mother!

Here are some photos of our evening.

Don't they look good?

My memory of folks celebrating this milestone is of really old people. But that's what perception does: everyone seemed old to me when I was young. 

Here they are with mum's two brothers and their wives. God willing, it wont be too long until they celebrate fifty years of marriage too.

What blessings.

The two bridesmaids Mum had are here on the left. They are still really close to Mum and both live just a stone's throw from me. Love it!

To the right is my Dad's brother's widow. This was the saddest part of our time together - that Dad's brother wasn't with us. 

And here's the group photo. All Mum and Dad's children, their spouses, and all the grandchildren.

I'm not sure Mum and Dad could have had a better gift than to have us all there with them.

Me an' my boys

Iona, my sister's daughter, with Katie. Aren't they lovely?

One of my nephews, Ross, and my two boys. I reckon they'd do well advertising for an optician.... they look good!

I love this photo! Ross, my nephew, Calum and Katie.

Now ... this photo simply shows my sister and myself. It does not show the hysterical laughter we'd had before we managed this one photo, showing a pair of apparently sane women....

Oh, how deceiving looks can be.

I also can't begin to tell you what the laughter was about. There are some things that are simply between sisters.

Isn't that right, Marina?


  1. Well, it looks like I get to be the first "commenter" this morning, I think I should get the prize. Actually this post is the prize... what a beautiful family. I could see the family likenesses in the group photo and saw that I had it mostly right as I went down and saw the different pictures of you all.
    Your Mom and Dad are precious! Do you have any pictures of their wedding? I love the post, and may we all blessed with so many happy years.

    Love and Blessings,

    1. Pam - you're right, I ought to have posted a photo of their wedding. Must do that sometime :)
      Thanks for your comment
      A x

  2. Awww! I loved seeing the pictures of your parents and family! And I love the polkadot dress you're wearing, too. Wishing many more happy years together to your parents!

    1. Thank you Kristin. Yes, I too hope we'll have our parents for many years yet... We are blessed x

  3. What a wonderful celebration for your parents! Love all the pictures of you & your family members, you have a great looking family. And yes, about those little guys advertising eye-glasses for an optician, I'm certain they'd do an excellent job, esp. your Wee-guy, those eye-lashes...he has adorable eyes! Shhh, don't tell him. :o)

    I've been keeping up w/ you on FB, sorry I haven't been by in blogland in awhile. Hope to be back more regularly soon.

    Hugs to you all! Love your last pic, you and your sister are beautiful ladies for sure!!!

    1. Thank you Mrs C ... We must touch base on Skype sometime ;)

      Of course I agree that the wee guy is just soooo cute. (but I'm just a bit biased!)

  4. Hello, I think that what Pam said on her comment of a wedding picture of your parents wedding would be kinda sweet. Really 50 yrs now days is amazing. Is your sister as funny as you :)
    Blessings, Roxy

    1. My sister is hilarious! She makes me laugh sooooo much.... really, really laugh!!
      Thanks for your comment, Roxy
      A x

  5. What a wonderful post! You all look so happy, your family is great! Congratulations to your Mom and Dad. And you and your sis are so cute! My husband and I just celebrated our 40th, and we met at a dance too. I saw this really cute boy-I was just going to be 16-and hoped he'd ask me to dance, well he did the last 2 dances, which were slow dances, and the rest is history. I knew that night at the dance that we would be married someday. The Lord has blessed us with 2 bio sons and 2 adopted Russian daughters! Well thanks again for sharing your lovely family with us all.

    1. What a wonderful story, Mary Anne.... I now want to hear the *whole* story (though 40 years' worth of stories would take some time to tell, I guess!)
      Thanks so much, Love Anne x

  6. Congratulations to your mum and dad. You look so much like your mum!

    1. Thanks Kirsteen! So many people tell me I'm really like mum, and now my own older daughter is getting told that she's really like *me*. All. the. time!!

  7. What a great post! Beautiful pictures and such a lovely family! 50 Years! Wonderful!


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