|A heart filled thank you to one and all who helped us mark our milestone of 50 years of marriage. God’s blessings to each of you.
by James Russell Lowell
True love is but a humble, lowborn thing, and hath its food served up in earthen ware; it is a thing to walk with, hand in hand, through the every dayness of this workday world, baring its tender feet to every flint. Yet letting not one heartbeat go astray from beauty’s law of plainness and content; a simple, fireside thing, whose quiet smile can warm earth’s poorest hovel to a home; which, when our autumn cometh, as it must, and life in the chill wind shivers bare and leafless, shall still be blest with Indian-summer youth in bleak November, and, with thankful heart, smile on its sample stores of garnered fruit, as full of sunshine to our aged eyes as when it nursed the blossom of our spring.
Wayne and Nancy Burge|