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Monday, September 14, 2009

A Tribute to Big Brother!


Today I thought I would pay tribute to my big brother, Arthur and his wife, Jackie. Would you believe these two have been married 56 years! Now that’s a really long time by anyone’s standards, and for that, I really admire them. The picture above was taken about 13 years ago when they were sharing a milkshake at Johnny Rocket’s, at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

They met on a blind date, which was only half blind; I say that because Art had spotted Jackie at a Grange Meeting, and asked someone about her. When he learned that she had the same last name as an acquaintance of his, Art called on that acquaintance and asked him if he had a sister named Jackie. As it turned out, he did; a blind date was arranged, and the rest is history!

As part of that history, they brought five handsome sons into the world. These boys grew into fine young men and now have families of their own, which means Art and Jackie have grandkids and great grandkids. Those sons are pictured below: left to right—Steve, Dan, Pete, Jim and Ron. (This picture is not really recent, but it is the only one I had of all five of them together.)




14 comments:

The Redhead Riter said...

That first picture is ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE! In spite of my recent post about gray hair, I have always been a HUGE fan of white hair (on others) so that picture with their heads together, drinking from the same cup is just lovely.

I hope you have a great week and don't wrestle with retirement...LOL...YOU'VE EARNED IT, I'm sure! ♥

glnroz said...

hurrah, for you and your brother..(and his family),,and their families.. and their kids,, well you get the picture..lol

McVal said...

Oh how sweet! Congratulations to your brother and SIL!
My parents just celebrated 52 years last month. It is rare tho! My brother just turned 50 years old and is divorced, so his daughter planned a really big party to celebrate 50 since he'll never get a 50th anniversary party!

Steven Anthony said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww true love...it brings hope to us all.

what a wonderful tribute..thanx for sharing this sweet story:)

Ekanthapadhikan said...

That pic. of your bro and his wife is absolutely adorable. 56 years and still going is something that you should thank the heaven for. Really blessed couples! Convey my regards to them when you meet the next time!

Yankee Girl said...

What a wonderful post! 56 years is HUGE! I love hearing stories about lasting love.

Joanna Jenkins said...

FIVE boys! God bless Jackie :-) What a beautiful family!
xo

ethelmaepotter! said...

What a testimony to her that she still has her sanity after living with SIX MEN in her household!
Fabulous picture and post; thanks for giving me my smile of the day.

Cathy said...

How adorable are they with their milkshake!! I love it! Congrats to them on 56 years. Sounds like you have a fabulous family!

Char said...

I really love that picture of them drinking a soda. What a great looking couple and family.
Thanks for sharing.

natalee said...

What a great picture!!!!I love it!!!!!!!!!!Your a good sis

K a b l o o e y said...

Love the milkshake photo. And what a great tribute. (I think it is worth mentioning that the shake looks to be chocolate, and I bet that adds to their longevity.)

Orange Juice said...

Dropping from SITS to say hi! ;)

Christine said...

Such a beautiful couple! I hope that hubby and I are still so in love and sipping the same shake 20 years from now.
Thanks for sharing:)