Sunday, December 17, 2017

Celebrating 50 Years

December has been a busy month of celebrations and milestones for my family.  Not only do we have Christmas coming soon, but we celebrated my mom's birthday, my stepdaughter's birthday and my parents 50th anniversary.

We took my parents out to an anniversary dinner a few weeks ago and it was a good celebration as they had all three of their kids there and most of their grandchildren.  Dad & mom recounted the stories of how they met and dad surprised mom with an upgraded replacement engagement ring.  Apparently, she had lost the original years ago and it had never been replaced. It was an emotional time and mom was so surprised and happy.

Mom and dad were married December 7, 1967 in Muncie, Indiana.  From the Muncie Star of November 26, 1967:

Muncie Teacher to Wed Ord LeMaster of Portland

The engagement of Miss Gloria Jean Wright to Ord Weldon LeMaster is announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Wright, Alexandria. Mr. LeMaster is the son of Ord W. LeMaster, Portland.

Miss Wright is a graduate of Alexandria-Monroe High School and received a B.S. degree in elementary education from Ball State University. She is a third grade teacher at Roosevelt Elementary in Muncie.

Mr. LeMaster is a graduate of Portland High School and Ball State, where he received a B.S. degree in history and geography. Attending Ball State graduate school, he is a history teacher at Dunkirk High School.

It was good to be able to celebrate this milestone with my parents.

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