In our family, when we refer to "the picture of Grandma and Grandpa" we are talking about this picture:
My grandparents got married young, when getting married young was the thing to do. They worked hard, raised 4 kids, and grew together in such a way, each of their grandchildren and great grandchildren look to them as an example of how to do it right.
At their 40th anniversary, I broke with grandchildren tradition and didn't sing in the program we put on (frankly, I'm a terribly singer and I couldn't do it one more time). Instead I wrote them a poem about their wonderful love.
At their 50th anniversary, I relented and stood with my cousins and our kids and sang that old classic, "A Mother was Chasing her Boy 'Round the Room," made a classic to us because Grandpa used to sing it to us. I personally have sung it hundreds of times to my children and nephews and niece.
At their 60th anniversary, and every year since then, we all gather and eat and laugh and play and tell stories and count our blessings....the blessings that started with these two kids.
This post inspired by prompt #3 at Mama's Losin' It!
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