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FC: Jimmy & Mary Beth Walker Celebrating 30 years of marriage | Jimmy & Mary Beth Walker | Celebrating 30 years of marriage | background
2: May 19, 1979
8: Gathering of Family & Friends
10: The storm clouds darkened ominously.
11: The heavens opened, and the rain poured down. We ran for the shelter of the house and porch grabbing drinks and decorations along the way. Thankfully, this strong shower was brief.
12: Fajita Dinner Getting the Party Started
13: After a quick wipe down, the tables were good as new.
14: Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments. Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove: O no! it is an ever-fixed mark That looks on tempests and is never shaken; It is the star to every wandering bark, Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks Within his bending sickle's compass come: Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, But bears it out even to the edge of doom. If this be error and upon me proved, I never writ, nor no man ever loved. | William Shakespeare's Sonnet 116 read by Jim Walker
16: Faith Hope Love "the greatest of these is love"
18: I read in our old journals of the days When our first love was April-sweet and new, How fair it blossomed and deep-rooted grew Despite the adverse time; and our amaze At moon and stars and beauty beyond praise That burgeoned all about us: gold and blue The heaven arched us in, and all we knew Was gentleness. We walked on happy ways. | They said by now the path would be more steep, the sunsets paler and less mild the air; Rightly we heeded not; it was not true. We will not tell the secret--let it keep. I know not how I thought those days so fair These being so much fairer, spent with you. | Christopher Morley's The Wedded Lover read by Norma Walker | add | border | back
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20: Naomi Long Madgett's The Anniversary Song read by Bob Stanton | As it began to rain lightly, Jimmy & Mary Beth sealed their vows with a kiss
21: How good it is to let our memory wander And travel back across the fruitful years To count how many miles we've walked together! On pinnacle of dreams, through vales of tears, Along the level ground of every day We've made our way. In sickness and in health, in joy and sadness, Together, side by side, sunshine or shade, We've worked toward common goals, found satisfaction In all the hours of which our years are made. All things were possible because we shared, Because we cared. After many years, we still hold dearest Of all life's blessings anywhere on earth The trust and honor that we give each other, The love that gave our other blessings birth. Praise be that I am yours by plan divine, That you are mine!
25: May you have peace— not of the stagnant pool, but of deep waters, flowing. May you have poise— not of the sheltered tree, but of the oak, deep rooted, storm strengthened, and free. May you have power— not of fisted might, but of the quickened seed stretching toward infinite light.
28: "This day I will marry my friend, the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love."
29: That special day made this one possible.