Half a century, five decades, 50 years. When you’re young it seems like forever, as you get older it seems like a small fraction of time. Elizabeth and Ted know all about it, they just celebrated 50 wonderful years together.
I was so blessed to be invited over to tell a small fraction of their life together. Though I had not meet most of the family I was welcomed right away by Elizabeth. She had a bright smile and is well known for saying hello to anyone within talking distance. The family was so welcoming with a good measure of whimsy thrown in.
After lunch there was a plethora of entertainment. It started with a Beetles tribute singing “I want to hold your Hand”. This was one of my favorites from the entire day. After that we had “Jokes told by Ted”. It makes me smile just thinking back to the laughter that went through the room. Then the youngesters in the audience had a very quick gymnastics show as well as a magic show.
It was a glorious afternoon but as they say the proof is in the pudding. You can see the proof through the lives of Elizabeth and Ted’s children. They were welcoming, loving, and a joy to spend time with.