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Sunday, August 28, 2005

Today is my parents' fiftieth anniversary. (I've been around for all but eleven months of it!) Congratulations, Mom and Dad. They decided a couple years ago that they didn't want a big reception. Instead they wanted to take their kids and sons/daughters-in-law on an Alaskan cruise. We cashed in on that decision in June with a wonderful trip.


  • Excellent slideshow by the way.

    By Blogger EBC, at 8/28/2005 05:46:00 AM  

  • Happy Anniversary, Mike's mom & dad!

    By Blogger Jenni, at 8/28/2005 06:13:00 AM  

  • Congrats! My parents celebrated theirs on the 19th; we threw 'em a shindig/soiree/hootenanny in late July. Collected tons of dough to take a trip, so they're taking the Buick to Colorado in September. :-)

    My very best to your mom and dad.

    By Blogger Matt Elliott, at 8/28/2005 07:23:00 AM  

  • Congrats to your mom and dad, Mike. Please feel free to delete this if it qualifies as spam, but the Christian Chronicle will be posting Web updates on Hurricane Katrina related to how churches of Christ and church members are affected, responding and helping. If anyone has any information, they can e-mail me at bobby.ross@christianchronicle.org. Thanks.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/28/2005 01:25:00 PM  

  • My daughter (KeSey) happened to wake up this morning at the home of your mom and dad(along with a house full of other teenagers there for Jump Start)! What a generous way for your folks to celebrate such a milestone! It's evidence of their kind hearts-- that's for sure!

    By Blogger Penny H., at 8/28/2005 02:10:00 PM  

  • A special blest Golden Anniversary to your mom and dad, Mike! Wow!

    Guess I'm one of the few at Highland that hasn't had the pleasure of meeting them. Hopefully, and they'll be visiting us shortly. In the meantime, a huge


    to them and all their loved ones.

    In His grace,

    By Blogger Kathy, at 8/28/2005 03:53:00 PM  

  • Mike,

    I owe your parents a thousand thanks. Your dad helped me learn to teach Bible classes while I was still in High School and he was teaching the Jr. High. He let me help him. Your folks took me to Harding for Spring Sing in 1977. That event changed my life forever. They encouraged me when I decided to go to Brazil. My 20 years in ministry might not have happened if your parents had not shown such love for this shy, little country boy from Neosho. Praise God for your family!


    By Blogger Paul, at 8/28/2005 06:20:00 PM  

  • Paul - That story could be told so many times -- of young men and women my mom and dad have helped get into and through college.

    And Penny, that's such a typical story. To celebrate their 50th anniversary, they had 39 teenagers spending the weekend in their house during the youth rally at the Rockedyne Road Church in Neosho. Plus, they volunteered to be the bathroom cleaners at the church's building!

    By Blogger Mike, at 8/29/2005 06:19:00 AM  

  • Mike,

    As you know, we love your parents dearly. They continue to amaze us with their compassion for others and their dedication to the Lord. Isn't it so very typical of them to spend their anniversary weekend cleaning bathrooms and providing food and beds for others! They truly model that following Christ is a way of life not just a belief system. And, along with their generosity, humility, and wisdom and intellect, they are a lot of fun!

    Love to them and to you,
    Kathy and Steve

    By Blogger Vkls, at 8/29/2005 08:31:00 AM  

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