Sunday, August 28, 2011

Our special day

Fifty years and six months ago this Friday I attended a small Assembly of God church on C street in Sacramento. A young man, who had just returned home from working as a telegraph operator, in San Jose, attended also. I was a telephone operator. He loved steam trains, my father was, for much of his life, a truck driver. The young man had lived in Sacramento since he was four years old. I had lived in five states including part of my childhood on a farm in Missouri. No matter, we both loved Jesus; we were married six months later.

This Friday we celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. God has been gracious and kind to us. He has blessed us with six children, all with wonderful spouses. He has given us the gift of eighteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

I will be very busy for the next several weeks and may not blog at all. But, if the Lord is willing I will return to blogging when all the festivities and fun are finished.






8 comments:

Quotidian Grace said...

How wonderful! Many blessings on this very special anniversary.

Viola Larson said...

Thank you Jody. I did not see you at the Fellowship meeting. That is too bad, maybe later: )

Debbie said...

Many blessings and happiest of anniversaries to you both, Viola and Brad!

Love, Debbie Berkley
Bellevue, WA

Dave Moody said...

Woo hoo! Happy Anni to you and Brad!
dm

Kathy Horstman said...

The happiest and most golden of anniversaries to you both!

Kathy Horstman
Beaver, PA

Viola Larson said...

Thank you Debbie, Dave and Kathy, If you happen to be in Sacramento on the evening of the 2nd come by and have some barbecue : )

Mac said...

Congratulations and pray that you will many, many more happy years together.

Mac McCarty
Downingtown, PA (and formerly, Stanberry, MO)

Viola Larson said...

Thanks Mac, and see several postings up: )