50th Wedding Anniversary

This weekend my parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Not many people can lay claim to that, so in today's world, this is a big accomplishment. Mom & Dad began this journey by eloping to Tulsa, OK, then returned home a few weeks later to face mom's parents. They settled in Neosho County and have lived here all their lives.

In fact,  my parents, grandma, brothers, and I all live within 20 miles of each other. My husband's side as well. We're a close-knit family.

Our youngest daughter played a few songs for the anniversary celebration. She also performed for last week's Veteran's Assembly at our local high school. She accompanied a song for her friend, then sang Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning). I'm not sure where her bravery comes from to stand out infront of so many people--but it doesn't seem to bother her too much. She sure didn't get it from me. It was a wonderful way to honor our veterans, and I'm quite pleased with her eagerness to support our men in arms.  

What about you? Do you live close to your family? Have you celebrated any big milestones lately?