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63 Years

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Happy 63rd Anniversary to my sweet grandparents Betty & Fritz who met 65 years ago when they were 19 years old at UNC-Chapel Hill (what a great Tar Heel legacy Rand could be…). The photo above was taken in 2005 at their 80th birthday party.

Grandmother is near the end of her battle with cancer and today, as I watched my grandfather lean over my grandmother’s bed to hold her hand and give her a kiss, I realized that although it is their anniversary, I am the one who they have given an anniversary gift: The gift of love and family and the example of a lasting marriage built on a foundation of faith in God.

Wes and I met when I was 19 years old and I look forward to following their lead to 63 years of marriage. Perhaps every Sept. 8th we will make a toast to their unending gift.

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3 Responses to 63 Years

  1. Aunt Claire September 9, 2011 at 6:56 pm #

    Thoughts and prayers to Betty and the Judge. They have been so kind and gracious to us. Please pass along our love to them.

    C & B

  2. Roxane September 10, 2011 at 7:35 pm #

    Anna,
    I hope you’ve shared this beautiful piece with your grandmother. I am sure it would mean a lot to her.
    Roxane

  3. chris September 15, 2011 at 11:37 pm #

    A beautiful woman and a beautiful life!

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