Wednesday, September 15, 2010

How to Celebrate a 57th Anniversary

My parents celebrated their 57th year together on Sunday.


Some of us met up at buffet restaurant to celebrate the occasion. In addition to the copious amounts and variety of foods (especially sugar!) necessary for any festivity in our family...



You also need some cheery smiles...




Home-made cards from Great-Granddaughters...



A gorgeous, hand-quilted table runner made by your sister who can quilt like a fiend...


A husband willing to give impromptu speeches at the drop of a hat...



And the perfect gift for any 57th Anniversary Celebration!


Matching his and hers bottles of Heinz 57 Sauce!

I have no idea what I'm going to do next year. I can't think of anything that has a 58 in the title!

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41 comments:

J. Kwiatkowski said...

!!!! Happy Anniversary!!!! :)

Jojo said...

That is so exciting for the whole family!! Congratulations to the lovely couple.

That Heinz 57 is a hoot!

Terra said...

oh my goodness what an amazing milestone! I love the heinz 57, you're going to have to start googling now to find something with a 58 on it! Thanks for the neat sneak peek into your family

Jackie said...

Lol @ Heinz 57 sauce .

Meri Wiley said...

Hey Girlfriend,

Congratulations to the happy couple, they look wonderful. I can obviously see in your dad's smile, where you got yours...adorable. How blessed you are to still have them around.

We need to get together soon, I miss you and your wonderful self.

Love ya'
Meri

Latmberg2 said...

Hi Jenny! your cuz from MN - I talked to your Dad on Saturday and he didn't even mention the milestone....imagine that!! :) Looks like a grand time was had by all....thanks for sharing!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Jenny Sweetie...
How precious is this share this morning. I just love the smiles in the photos. Your parents are so precious. 57 years together. I love the Heinz 57 bottles, and so did they. Their faces are just truly priceless. Laughter all around for sure.

You are such a bundle of laughter and love. Looking at these photos I can truly see you get this from your parents. Yep you sure do.

Thank you for sharing this beautiful occasion with me this morning. The food and smiles look so wonderful.

Have a gorgeous Wednesday sweetie.
Many hugs and SO much love, Sherry

ain't for city gals said...

Woo Hoo 57 years! You are so right..just having the people they love celebrate with them is all they want for a present...

My name is PJ. said...

Most excellent, Matlock! Your mom looks confused by the Heinz 57. MWAHAHAHAHA!

You had extra men there that I couldn't identify.

Jocelyn said...

Wow...57 years....how awesome is that!!! I love the Heinz 57!~~~

What a beautiful family and great celebration!!!

Thanks for sharing with us Jenny!!!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a wonderful inspiration -- 57 years -- now that's something to celebrate!

RH (aka Lucy) said...

I love the Heinz 57. Wish I'd thought of that when my parents had their 57th. Which was several moons ago. Know anything that has 101 on it because my father will be that old in November. *sigh* :)

Wanda..... said...

That Heinz 57 did a wonderful job of putting a smile on your dad's face, Jenny!

Maybe next year...50 empty wrappers of something you ate...50 ATE

Allie said...

I love my "Great" Uncle Marcel and my "Great" Aunt Rosalee. What a wonderful day with the family!!!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Great party!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

How lucky for them and for all of you that they have set such an example. I have to say, your dad looks like a hoot! You can imagine I have a real soft spot for "parent joy" these days.

My dad is on his way here...will arrive tomorrow (he's driving...eek). My dad is a hoot too!

Mumsy said...

Happy Anniversary, to your mom and dad. Great pictures and wonderful smiles I see in all of them. That was really cleaver giving the 57 steak sauces. :) I bet you will think of something just as clever for their 58th too. Hugs

Theresa said...

Heinz 57... the gift that keeps on giving:) Love that beautiful couple, all smiles!

Enjoy your day and Happy Anniversary to the Parents!

Jeanie said...

Home made cards from great granddaughters and a family get
together make any occassion extra fun. Happy 57 to your parents.

Judie said...

Jenny, your parents look sooooo happy! What a wonderful memory for them.

Together We Save said...

How awesome!! 57 years, that is incredible.

Together We Save said...

How awesome!! 57 years, that is incredible.

Arian Tejano said...

wow! what a wonderful year!

fredamans said...

Looks like the best anniversary ever! Here's to wishing them many more years to come!

Cheryl D. said...

That's so awesome! I'm guessing the 57 sauce was from you!

Copious amounts of sugar indeed! They had m&ms and cupcakes and ice cream? I want to eat there! LOL!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I laughed so hard at the Heinz bottles....ONLY YOU JENNY!!!
Love that table runner too, so pretty.

You have a lovely family. Congrats to your parents!

Sue said...

They are lucky to have raised a family that knows how to show their love and gratitude. (Heinz 57 and all!)

=)

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

They look so sweet and happy together! My in-laws love each other dearly but they are so crabby to each other!! My hubby and I gave each other permission to "head slap" the other if we start acting like that!! I hope at 57 years we are still holding hands and smooching like we do now at 19!!

Love the Heinz 57!!

Aging Mommy said...

Wow, what a very special day for your parents and how wonderful to have all their family there with them to celebrate.

Pat Tillett said...

It's always great to see family and freinds getting together to celebrate. It's often hard to get everyone together at the same time. The photos will be memories your family will have forever...

Jennifer said...

Aw, that's so sweet! :D

I love the matching Heinz--awesome!!! :P

Life is good! said...

well i guess i could come and sing and dance for them next year. i was born in 1958. i know that is a stretch but hey it could work! what lucky parents you have. all of the family there to celebrate!

Mighty M said...

Congrats to them!!!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Looks like a wonderful party and Happy Anniversary to them.

Kat said...

What an amazing milestone! I absolutely love the Heinz 57 bottles! I bet they did too. There is no way in heck a couple can stay together for 57 years if they don't have a sense of humor :) 58? That might be a tough one, but I have no doubt that you will think of the perfect icon for next year too. Kat

Deb said...

you are so clever Jenny....you must keep your family on their toes all the time...trying to figure out what you will come up with next...Happy Anniversary Jenny's Mom and Dad....

Anita said...

Love seeing a couple that has grown older (not old!) together. I'm sure they've weathered some storms, but they've obviously done wonderful things to have such a loving family!

Chatty Crone said...

That is so wonderful - 57 years and still in love. Not many people can say that. Happy anniversary to them.

sandie

gayle said...

Congrats to your parents!!!

Lourie said...

Heinz 57! LOL How cute is that? And homemade cards are the best ever. Love that runner. It's gorgeous!

Pondside said...

What a great idea! Congratulations to your parents - that's an accomplishment. My parents celebrated 59 this year, so next year will be a big one, God willing.