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Happy 50th Anniversary, Mom and Dad!

Dad at age 6
Wes, age 6

The Beginning

Mom and Dad, Wes and Naomi to most people, met at church when they were only 12 years old. That was back when Dad was still called "Punkie." She says that he was a brat, but he was cute. Gee, that must explain why us kids turned out the way we did! I've heard that by the time they were 16 they were spied holding hands in church.
Mom at age 6
Naomi, age 6

Wes and Naomi's Wedding
Wes and Naomi
August, 1951

The Wedding

Mom and Dad were married August 9, 1951, in Piggot, Arkansas, when they were both 19 years old. Dad came home on leave from the Navy on Saturday, they went to church on Wednesday, and Dad says, "Let's get married." A small wedding was planned for the following Monday at the pastor's house, but the next morning Dad was knocking on Mom's door, wanting to cross the state line into Arkansas to avoid the waiting period, and get married immediately. So... they hopped in the car and away they went. Witnesses were Mom's brother, Bill, and Dad's mother. The rest, as they say, is history.

The Early Years

This slideshow contains nine pictures from Mom and Dad's dating days up through 1964. For those of you who don't know us, I, Harriet, am the oldest, followed by Gene, Paula, and then John.

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Dad in Uniform
Dad in Uniform
This is for you Dad, just because you asked!

Wes and Naomi's Anniversary Photo
Wes and Naomi
August, 2001

Celebrating 50 Years!

Mom and Dad are the parents of 4 children, the grandparents of 12 more, and the great-grandparents of 7. They've taught us all by example how to live and how to love, and for that we thank them. Our parents gave us a safe and happy home to grow up in, and they made each one us feel that we were special in our own way.
Mom and Dad.... we all want you both to know how much we love you and how blessed we feel to be a part of your lives and to have you as a part of ours. Here's wishing you a Happy Golden Anniversary and many, many more wonderful years to come.
Harriet, Gene, Paula, and John

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Mountain Breeze Designs

Golden Anniversary Pages
Happy 50th Anniversary, Mom and Dad!
Make The Cake! Come To The Party

Millennium Gardening
I've Got Sunshine! View From the Patio
Pond 2000 My Shade Garden
The Back Yard In My Garden

Home About Me! Cypress Gardens My Garden
My Garden, Too! More Garden Water Garden Springtime Flowers
Faith Pics Fishing Kentucky Lake Darrell's Page
Sarah's Page Sondra's Page Sondra's Session Jimmie's Page
At the Lake My Webrings All My Stuff My Awards
Sondra Rankin Is The New Girl A Star Is Born

Snow Applet
Garden Project 2000
Mosaic Applet
Sondra's Toto Page
Fade Applet
Lee Greenwood Show
Bookflip Applet
Hibiscus Flower
Water Applet
Joseph's Coat Roses
Panorama Applet
At Grandma's House
Cube Applet
An Opryland Christmas
ImageShow Applet
Water Baby
Fade Applet

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