Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Happy 64th Anniversary

Today is my in-law's 64th wedding anniversary! In these days when marriage is not taken very seriously, this milestone is a model for all of us! They met in California at a dance and I think it was love at first sight! They were both young and Poppie was a good-looking soldierboy and Shirley was a beautiful young working woman! They are still a very handsome couple!
This picture was made on their 50th anniversary! Happy Anniversary and we pray for many more to come!
Although this picture was made 14 years ago at their 50th wedding anniversary celebration, the family is still intact but the kids have all grown up!! Some of these kids have kids! We all love you, Poppie and Grandma!

68 comments:

Candy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope you have a wonderful day. :)

Kaye said...

Hope you had a wonderfully blessed birthday! Sorry this is 'late' since I just read Kelly's blog this AM.
I know you are looking forward to your sweet grandbaby I am so very thankful for Kelly and her husband.
Have a wonderfully blessed day and blessings to you and your family always, Kaye

delee said...

Have a wonderful Birthday today, and congradulations on the up coming event of Kelli's new edition. Your new little grandbaby.. Again have a wonderful day..
Love in Christ

Meredith said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you have a fabulous day! Congratulations are in order too for the upcoming new addition "little" to your family. Be Blessed this day!

Fran said...

Well, I hear birthday greetings are in store!! Your precious daughter shared the secret with us!!!

Hope you have a wonderful day and may God continue to use you mightily and be the thrill of your heart!!

Hugs and blessings~
Fran
TN

Guy & Julie said...

Congratulations to your in-laws, and happy birthday a day late to you! I hope you have a wonderful birthday week!!!

Monica said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you have a wonderful, blessed day. Can't wait to see your new little grand baby! So excited for you all! ;)

SAS said...

Happy Birthday from an avid Kelly reader! She thinks the world of you! Enjoy your special day!

Jenna said...

Just stopping by to wish you a VERY Happy Birthday!!! I hope it is just wonderful and filled to the top with love!

Amy said...

Happy 60th Birthday! What a wonderful daughter you have raised and so glad we get to be a part of your lives in the blogging world!

God bless you on your day!

Amy in Texas

chickadee said...

happy birthday!!

Betsy said...

Happy Anniversary to your in-laws! That is such a testimony when a couple can stay together and make it work through the years!! And what a blessing to have such an example in your own family!

And Happy 60th to you!!!!! I hope you have a wonderful day today!! I heard that 60 is the new 40?? ;)

Jenna said...

Happy Birthday!! Enjoy your special day!

Anita said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have a wonderful day. I was also a SPED teacher for 8 years before I started staying home with my girls. I'm sure I will go back someday.

JenB said...

Happy Birthday! Blessings to you!

Kara said...

Happy Birthday! I pray that your day is blessed!

Kara-John 3:30

Jamie said...

Hopped over here from Kelly's site.

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day.

Jamie ~ Alabama

Heidi Zawisza said...

Happy Birthday to you!!

Pam said...

Happy Birthday to you! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Maggii said...

Popping over from Kelly's blog to wish you a Happy Birthday!!!

Megan L Hutchings said...

Happy Birthday! I hope that you day is as wonderful as you ;)!!!

Julia said...

I just wanted to stop by and tell you Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day and that God brings you many blessings for years to come.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Judy! I hope you have a wonderful day. I can't wait to continue the celebration with you in just 10 short days in CC!
Love, Carrie

Kelly B. said...

Happy Birthday!!! I know you can't wait to hold your grandbaby soon!

Leigh Ann said...

Happy Birthday, to you. I went to school with kelly at OBU. I hope you all have a great day, especially you!

Natasha said...

I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

I am so excited for Kelly and the arrival of your precious new grandbaby early next year!

God bless you!

annalee said...

happy anniversary to your in-laws... what wonderful examples!
and happy birthday to you! hope it is wonderful.

Amanda said...

Happy birthday to you! Enjoy your special day!

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday!

I'm sure this one is extra happy as you are filled with anticipation at being a grandma. Have a blessed day!

Jacquie said...

Happy Birthday, Judy!! We love you!
D,J,K,T

TriciaNae said...

Happy Birthday!!! May your day be blessed!!

Allison said...

Just wanted to say happy birthday! :)

tootie said...

I heard about your birthday through Kelly's blog. Hope you have a wonderful day!! You deserve it!

Heather said...

Happy 60 b-day!! I hope you have a very special day... :) Kelly posted the cutest pic of the two of you.
And Happy Anniv. to your inlaws. What a shining example their generation is for us. Both sets of my grandparents were married 50plus and I am so thankful for that!!

The Milams said...

Happy Birthday!!! What a wonderful birthday to be anticipating a miracle to be added to your family!

Anonymous said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday.
I love your daughter's blog.
Since I left Arkansas, she is my Razorback connection! I never met her, but I found her blog and kept thinking she sounds so much like me (not knowing she was from Arkansas). Thank you for raising such a great godly daughter.
Amanda

Faith said...

Happy Birthday to you!!! I know this year will be full of incredible blessings! Hope your day is wonderful!!

Meag said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!!! Celebrate big!

boomama said...

Happy Birthday! :-)

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

Happy Birthday! Have a great day!

Shannon said...

Happy Birthday!! We share the same birthday! Hope yours is a great one!

petrii said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Hope you have a wonderful day ~~ Dawn

Trina said...

Here via Kelly's blog! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

I don't know Kelly personally but I read her blog and I can just tell that you are so blessed to have such a daughter. Congrats on the grandbaby too :)

Amy said...

Happy Birthday! You are so blessed to have such a wonderful family. I love reading about your travels with your husband, house projects, times with your son and daughter, your cute little dogs and church activities! The love you have for your church and your Lord is so evident. I hope you have a FANTASTIC day!

The Garners said...

I hope you have a wonderful birthday!!! You are a blessing to SO MANY!!!

And Happy Anniversary to your in-laws--that's so neat!

pinkmommy said...

Happy Anniversary to them!

And Happy Birthday to you!!!

ocean mommy said...

A certain expecting mommy let us in that today was a special day for you too. :)

Happy Birthday!

Praying that you have a wonderful day!

Blessings,
stephanie

Julie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!

You are a beautiful creation of God! May you have a wonderful birthday!!

Meredith said...

Happy Birthday! Have a great day!

Boy & Girl said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day filled with fun memories!

Robyn Beele said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I hope that is was amazing!

Rachel said...

Came over from Kelly's blog to wish you a Happy Birthday! I hope that your day is great!

Becky said...

Happy Happy Birthday :) Hope it is a great one!

Linda said...

Happy Anniversary to your in-laws you are so right in this day and age that is a huge accomplishment.
and Happy Birthday to you.
Blessings,
Linda

Honea Household said...

Happy Birthday! You are such a beautiful woman! Hope your day has been wonderful

Leigh Ann said...

Happy Anniversary to your in-laws. How blessed you are to have such loving in-laws. They are blessed by having you, too!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JUDY! I hope you have a fantastic day! I love that picture of you and Kelly on her blog. You both should get that blown up. You both look gorgeous! Hugs to you Birthday girl!

Megan said...

64 years-that's awesome! And Happy Birthday to you Mrs. Martin!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Hope you've had a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! And Congrats, Grandma, or GG, or Mimi or whatever you decide to be called. :)
~Amanda in FL

Sharmin said...

Happy Birthday! You share a birthday with my cousin Karen (Hopper) Brantingham, Jerry's youngest daughter.

Heather said...

I'm here from Kelly's blog. Happy birthday to you! I hope you had great day and got to spend some time with your sweet daughter!!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday! I was over at Kelly's blog and read about your special day! Hope you are blessed with so much love and happiness!

Tammy Lou said...

Happy 60th Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!

Scrapper Mom said...

I just read Kelly's blog and found out it was your birthday. I often read your comments on chickadee's as well. I just almost missed it, but I hope you had a wonderful birthday today!

Katie said...

I'm a reader of Kelly's blog...Happy Birthday!!!! and Congratulations of your grand-baby!!! I know you are thrilled!

Heather K said...

Hi I came over from Kelly's blog to wish you a very happy (late) birthday!! Hope it was sweet.
I love the area that you live it is soo beautiful..you must love being out in the country!
God Bless!!
Heather
(from Canada)

Leanne said...

Congratulations on your in-laws deep commitment to each other!!!!

I read Kelly's blog and I wanted to say....

You are the type of woman I desperately want to emulate! I fail so miserably, but I'm so glad God gives me tons of chances!

Happy birthday!

Leanne in longview
http://mysupplications.blogspot.com

Laurie said...

Happy belated Birthday! I hope your day was wonderful!