Happy 58th Anniversary, mom & dad!

Today my parents celebrate their 58th wedding anniversary.

For their 50th, we had a small family party and wrote some poems.

Here’s a brief excerpt:

April 4th 1954
Ike was president, our nation was at war
But this couple – while on a blind date
Had each found their ultimate mate

Leaving New York and Pharmacy behind
Mom de-beaked chickens with no never mind
Dad had visions of a business or two
Mom right beside him had her advice too

Mom and Dad tackled issues at home and beyond
Always together  – eating lunch by the pond.


About cyclingrandma

I was a journalist (Danbury News-Times, Ct), before becoming a teacher, and continue to write for professional journals. I have written several study guides for Penguin Books and write for Education Update, a newspaper based in New York City. (www.educationupdate.com). I’ve interviewed many authors, college presidents, and scientists. I wrote “The Kentucky Derby’s Forgotten Jockeys” for Smithsonian Magazine's website, www.smithsonian.com. (April, 2009). Two essays have been published in book anthologies; one for Wisdom of Our Mothers, (Familia Books) and the other in “College Search and Parent Rescue: Essay for Parents by Parents of College-Going Students.” (St. Martin’s Press). I was a middle school Language Arts teacher for more than 10 years and have just completed a five year grant position under No Child Left Behind in Newark, NJ public schools. I have three children, two daughters-in law, and six grandchildren. I'm an avid cyclist, knitter, cook, and reader. I love theater, museums, and yoga.
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14 Responses to Happy 58th Anniversary, mom & dad!

  1. Leah says:

    What a great post! I love those photos of your parents. They look as happy today as they did then.


  2. madeline taylor says:

    I cannot believe I missed this post! I shared with friends at work. Such great great photos!!


  3. Anne (Kroll) Stassen says:

    I love this, and love your parents! Wow — fantastic photos.


  4. Ariana says:

    What a beautiful pictures !


  5. What a beautiful tribute to your parents! Z


  6. imexcited says:

    Cheers to a beautiful couple! Love this post – real life love stories always touches me. God bless your parents and your family.


  7. jakesprinter says:

    Happy Anniversary


  8. Madhu says:

    A solid relationship 🙂 Wishing your parents man,y many more happy years together!


  9. Bams Triwoko says:

    Amazing… Happy anniversary to your parents.. 🙂


  10. So glad you used this post for Jake’s “Solid” theme! Lisa, I love the poem you did…and the photos are priceless. 🙂


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  12. restlessjo says:

    Those were the days! Don’t they look great. Some achievement!


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