With or without the basement idea, the 29th of June arrived, and the guests began to arrive.
Waldo and June Emmons came too, also from our church.
The program went well. One of the highlights was Joshua's Lego Video of Grampa and Grammy's first kiss. We kept it all short and sweet, as the heat was intense in there, and the it was crowded. Evangel and I made three little collections of photos over the years, I wrote a poem, and Paul preached a salvation message.
Here is a link to a musical video collection.
and the 2nd one.
and the third.
I don't know how to put Josh's Lego video on here, but maybe Evangel will be able to. It's only about a minute long, and funny. The above are also only a couple of minutes long.
And last of all, my little poem.
Fifty loops shalt thou make in the edge of the curtain...
That the loops may take hold one of another." Ex. 26:5
"And he made 50 taches of gold, and coupled the curtains one to another with the taches: so it became on tabernacle."
Fifty blue loops linked curtains together
So those curtains could become a wall.
Fifty gold loops linked the walls together
To make a tabernacle for all.
Fifty times Wendell and Hilda
Have ridden the world 'round the sun.
Imagine the miles they've logged together
June 29, 1963 they begun.
Fifty Christmases they've put up a tree
And celebrated their Savior's birth.
Fifty Easters saw them in church
Remembering how their Lord exited the earth.
Fifty winters they have shoveled the snow
And praised for its beautiful cover.
Cozy inside the home that they had
A man and his beautiful lover.
Fifty summers they've come to Square Pond
To mingle with family and friends.
The light of the lake brings joy to their bond
Where laughter and memory blends.
Fifty years must have seemed far away
On June 29th, of '63.
But the years have whizzed by
To this golden jubilee.
Fifty anniversaries accomplished today,
This is a marriage that will last!
One tabernacle, one blessed home,
Stability, on a Rock that stands fast.