In 2003, I flew down for their 50th wedding anniversary party that was held at the Big House. At that time, my dad was in a wheel chair because of the progression of the Parkinson’s disease that was taking over his body. He planned for months and had definite ideas of what he wanted for this celebration of their marriage. I think my mom pretty much gave him free rein. Hundreds of friends and family attended on that beautiful fall day in October. I walked across the street and took a photograph while my dad was sitting on the porch. I think he was taking a breather from the crush of people inside while my mom was still chatting away with guests.
Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad! We miss you Daddy!