Donna and Darrell Brown celebrated 70 years of marriage today in Tekonsha, Michigan. SEVENTY years!!!! That's a LOT of loving, communication, patience, compromising and endurance. These two did it well! They were my neighbors during my growing-up years. They were my best friend's parents. I spent a lot of time with Sharon at her house and her parents always included me in their family. I even went to several Brown reunions. I also love Kathy (younger sister). Where Sharon ended up being my sister-in-law, Kathy ended up being a sorority sister at Olivet College. Then there is pesky Richard. Richard treated me just like he treated his sisters. Rotten!
I arrived at the Union Church (my hometown church) in Tekonsha and was so happy to see so many people! Mother, Debra, Darrell, Donna and Sharon had already arrived. My brother was there somewhere.
As people arrived, it was difficult to be quiet and get into 'worship mode'.
|Seeing Mary and Howard Main was a great joy! They were best friends with my Mom and Dad. They are friends to this day!|
Mary Main and Mother: BFF's
Kathy, Ted, Robin and her fiancee