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Ball point pen on the morning newsprint

Ordinarily I don't blog on the weekend, but this is an important date in history. Not because 82 years ago, aviation hero Charles Lindbergh was honored with a ticker tape parade in New York City, or that 74 years ago James Braddock became boxing's heavy weight champion by beating Bax Baer. It's not even that the US space probe Pioneer 10 was launched 37 years ago today and became the first spacecraft to leave the solar system when it crossed the orbit of Neptune. Yes, those are all important events, but they pale in comparison when you consider that my father-in-law, Charles Edward Hilyard married Joan Marie Opdyke 50 years ago today. Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad.

7 Comments
  1. alice
    June 13, 2009 -

    Happy ANNIVERSARY JOAN AND ED. I HOPE YOU HAVE MANY MORE HAPPY AND HEALTHY YEARS TOGETHER. LOVE ALICE AND GRANNY TOO

  2. Alyssa
    June 13, 2009 -

    happy anniversary nanny and pop pop! love, alyssa

  3. andrew
    June 13, 2009 -

    happy anniversary nanny & pop pop

  4. Maisie & Uncle John
    June 13, 2009 -

    Don't believe its been 50 years. I remember like it was yesterday. We all had a great time at Pribilas in the back. Dancing, drinking, eating... Of course I was only 10 at the time. We wish you all the best. You have been very special to us over the years. Many more happy times to come

  5. Lisa O.
    June 13, 2009 -

    You're practically newlyweds. Congratulations!!! Hope you are marking the occaision with a celebration that brings you as much happiness as the original event.

  6. Pat D
    June 14, 2009 -

    Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary!

  7. dan
    June 15, 2009 -

    Happy 50th, Hey Ed do u think one day u can shoot your anniversary as a score next