Wednesday, August 5, 2015


Recently at our church we honored those who had been married 50+ years!  It was quite moving to hear our minister talk about love and commitment and see those examples in real life!  Afterwards, we honored them with a luncheon.  The Women's Ministry set up everything and another young class helped serve and ate alongside the older couples.

 One of the ladies on our committee brought her collection of Joan Walsh Anglund things to add to the tables with the sunflower centerpieces.  Since this was popular in the 60's and 70's she thought everyone would remember and enjoy them.  She also went out to a field and picked  all the sunflowers herself!
 Some ads from old magazines were on the bulletin board as they came in to look at and remember the "good old days."
 We used lattice work to make a photo booth and we wrote the number of years each couple had been married on the chalkboard they held.
Guess who snuck in there?  (Is that even a word?) 
 A younger Bible class took on the task of playing host so it was a great way to mix generations!

 This couple got the award for being married the longest time - 72 years!!!
A former school teacher entertained the group and sang, "That's the story of love."  So sweet!


Lori said...

I love this!!! What a great thing to do - for those who were honored, as well as those hosting!

OK Chick said...

This is a great thing to do!
Now days, it seems like marriage is not a lifetime commitment. it's encouraging to see all these couples!