Niece Abigail came to pick up her son Brian. She has a high level Black Belt status and was on her way to learn from a Master.
|Mike going for the dulce de leche spread. Brian and Abby (love his smile!).|
|Andrew, Dad and "chef"; Savannah, the graduate; graduation quilt|
We met before they were married. In fact I first met them in Mexico during the Christmas crusade of 1969, just before our own wedding in January.
Later we ended up on the same team in Germany where they were married. We were witnesses at their civil wedding and I played a special piece on the organ for their church ceremony.
|Our table; one of several articles displayed; the grand surprise gift|
The children planned the event and honored their parents in wonderful ways. The family sang a song "These are a few of their favorite things" to go along with the theme.
Most of the time we mingled with friends we had not seen in eons and attempted to get caught up.
Mike initially confused Annette (Wright) with the Babcocks. Their families grew up together and have always been so close.
The saying "It's a small world" or "El mundo es un pañuelo" proved true once again as the teacher in lower left is from Dayton, TN, knows my cousins who live there.
After the program, the fellowship continued at the restaurant and then in Dave and Brenda's new home.
We finally pulled ourselves away after dark, but the house was still buzzing with conversation, stories and memories while the little ones slept downstairs in their sleeping bags.