S: Charlie & Sam Forever...and ever!
FC: Charlie & Sam's 50th Wedding Anniversary "Riding the Golden Wave" November 19, 1960 - November 19, 2010
1: TT | Mom & Dad For 50 years, you’ve been the ones Who showed us how to live. Your marriage demonstrates it best, How to love and how to give. You always had a helping hand, A smile and a dose of cheer; Your selfless, sweet devotion Kept us sheltered, year by year. You’ve dealt with life like champions For half a century now; You’ve blessed all those who know you; Mom and Dad, please take a bow! | Take A Bow
3: Dana Lynn Dear Mom & Dad - Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary! What an appropriate time to acknowledge two of the most loving and caring parents in the whole world. The both of you have passed down to us many wonderful and memorable traditions, however, none compare to the importance that you've instilled in us of the value of love and family and for which we treasure in our hearts and share with our own families today. What a gift! I've often thought that if Dylan has half of the admiration and love that I have for the both of you, I will have accomplished my ultimate lifetime goal. I know that you both go to bed each night saying a prayer for each us and wake up each morning contemplating how you can make our days happier. I just want to tell you how very much you mean to me and thank you for your infinite love and support. That is what carries me through each day. Home is where the heart is and where we all love to be the most. Why? You! With all of my love on this very special occasion... God Bless! Dana ~
5: Dylan Drake Dear Grandma & Grandpa, Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary! You are the best Grandma & Grandpa ever! I love when you come to visit, because I love to come home to your smiling faces. I love how you love me unconditionally and how you support everything that I do. I love our special relationship and just being in your company. I sure miss you living close by and look forward to the times that we can spend together! Grandma & Grandpa, you are very special to me and I love you very much! Love, Dylan
7: Leslie Deane Mom and Dad, On your 50th Wedding Anniversary, I think it is only fitting to tell you how much you are loved. I feel so blessed to have such extraordinary parents. From wonderful childhood memories to the birth of children and living our own lives, you have been there every step of the way loving and supporting us. How do you begin to measure the importance of the gift you gave of instilling a sense of honor, respect, and Christian values that help us through all of life’s challenges? You have prepared us well, and continue to provide wisdom, understanding, and a sense of security knowing that you are always there for us. As Anthony and I face our own parenting challenges, I think back on the many lessons you taught me. Some bring tears to my eyes, while others make me laugh with the knowledge that paybacks always come back to show you how much you have learned along the way. So many techniques, lessons, and values I try to emulate from the wonderful role models that you are for me. For the tears, joy, laughter, and unconditional love you constantly give Thank you!!!! You are loved more than you will ever know, and I am so grateful that God gave me both of you as my parents!!!! Love, Leslie | Leslie Deane Mom and Dad, On your 50th Wedding Anniversary, I think it is only fitting to tell you how much you are loved. I feel so blessed to have such extraordinary parents. From wonderful childhood memories to the birth of children and living our own lives, you have been there every step of the way loving and supporting us. How do you begin to measure the importance of the gift you gave of instilling a sense of honor, respect, and Christian values that help us through all of life’s challenges? You have prepared us well, and continue to provide wisdom, understanding, and a sense of security knowing that you are always there for us. As Anthony and I face our own parenting challenges, I think back on the many lessons you taught me. Some bring tears to my eyes, while others make me laugh with the knowledge that paybacks always come back to show you how much you have learned along the way. So many techniques, lessons, and values I try to emulate from the wonderful role models that you are for me. For the tears, joy, laughter and unconditional love you constantly give... Thank you!!!! You are loved more than you will ever know, and I am so grateful that God gave me both of you as my parents!!!! Love, Leslie
9: Sarwat Ramzy (Anthony) Richard and Carolyn, Congratulations on your 50th Wedding Anniversary. It is a great milestone not only to demonstrate your love to one another, but is a testimony to a life long commitment that is rare in our younger generation. Thank you for leaving a legacy for your children and grandchildren to speak of for many years to come. May God bless you and keep you healthy and happy every year, more than the year before. Truly, Anthony
11: Alexander Sarwat
13: Mikayla Sarwat
15: Stephenie Kaye Mom and Dad, 50 years is a remarkable accomplishment and any long-lasting marriage is always the result of a lot of commitment, patience, tolerance and most important love. This is why you both have been such amazing parents. Our hearts have been filled with so many incredible memories and cherished traditions that we now can pass along to our children. We have felt love and support no matter what chapter of our lives we were going through. I knew my parent were aiming to please at all times. This has molded me into what I hope to be the best parent, mother and wife I can be. Now that I have my own children, I understand all that you both have given me and I want you to know how much I treasure your whole hearted love. What a blessing the both of you have been to me and I have so much to be thankful for because of my PARENTS. Love, Stephenie
17: Bryan Marc Congratulations Dick and Carolyn on your 50th Anniversary. We could not have had a more special time than celebrating with you this summer. You two set a great example of what a marriage should be. Love, friendship, understanding, importance of family and a true partnership. I hope that Stephenie and I are as lucky to share 50 loving years of marriage. Thank you for treating me as your own son and I hope to celebrate many more anniversaries with you. I love you both. Bryan
19: Chase Cooper Dear Nana and Papa, I want to wish you a Happy 50th Anniversary. I want to thank you so much for always supporting me at my hockey games, even when they are late at night or if they are far away from home. Also, I love golfing with you guys like every week in the summer, and how you help me with my flaws and cheer me up when I am doing bad. For 14 years you have been sending me cards with money inside on like every occasion! There are tons of other moments where you guys have been there for me and have had a fun time, but I can't name them all because there are too many. After all the years I have been alive, I have always loved you guys more then you will ever know, but I bet that you already knew that... I just had to tell you again. All in all, I want to wish you a very Happy 50th Anniversary and tell you that I love you both very much. Love, Chase
21: Bryce Kent Congrats! on your 50th Wedding Anniversary. WOW! 50 years, you guys must love each other a lot. I know you love the whole family because you rub everyone's backs, make us great breakfasts, come to every sporting event we're in, give us money on every occasion and tell us how much you love us all the time. I love all of the special moments like golfing, going to Dick's Sporting Goods and eating at fancy restaurants. I also love when you're watching me when my parents aren't here. I like it with you because I get lotion back rubs every night and I get to watch football with Papa. I always know that you will take great care of me. I love that I have Grandparents like you guys. I love you both very much. Love, Bryce
23: Your Dimension Of Greatness No one can know the potential, Of a life that is committed to win; With courage - the challenge it faces, To achieve great success in the end! So, explore the Dimension of Greatness, And believe that the world can be won; By a mind that is fully committed, knowing the task can be done! Your world has no place for the skeptic, No room for the doubter to stand; To weaken your firm resolution That you can excel in this land! We must have vision to see our potential, And faith to believe that we can; Then courage to act with conviction, To become what god meant us to be! So, possess the strength and the courage, To conquer whatever you choose; It's the person who never gets started, That is destined forever to lose!
25: You Can Be What You Want To Be There is inside you all of the potential to be whatever you want to be... all of the energy to do whatever you want to do. Imagine yourself as you would like to be, doing what you want to do, and each day, take one step towards your dream. And though at times it may seem too difficult to continue, hold on to your dream. One morning you will awake to find that you are the person you dreamed of... doing what you wanted to do... simply because you had the courage to believe in your potential and to hold on to your dream.
27: Playing The Game Life is a game with a glorious prize, If we can only play it right. It is give and take, build and break, And often it ends in a fight; But he surely wins who honestly tries (Regardless of wealth or fame), He can never despair who plays it fair How are you playing the game? Do you wilt and whine, if you fail to win In the manner you think your due? Do you sneer at the man in case that he can And does, do better than you? Do you take your rebuffs with a knowing grin? Do you laugh tho’ you pull up lame? Does your faith hold true when the whole world's blue? How are you playing the game? Get into the thick of it – wade in, boys! Whatever your cherished goal; Brace up your will till your pulses thrill, And you dare to your very soul! Do something more than make a noise; Let your purpose leap into flame As you plunge with a cry, “I shall do or die,” Then you will be playing the game.
29: Always Have A Dream In Your Heart Follow your heart, never surrender your dreams. Constantly work towards your goals. Believe in yourself, and always be truthful. Take time to enjoy life's pleasures. Keep your mind open to new experiences. Think before acting, but don't forget the joys of spontaneity. Make your own decisions. Look out for yourself, but remember that you share this universe with others. Look for the good in others, everybody has their own song to sing. Live each moment to the fullest, for a moment too soon becomes a memory. Look for opportunities, not guarantees. Hope for the best. Give people a chance to love you, for that is how you learn to love. Live your life for yourself, but always be considerate of others. Believe in tomorrow, for it holds the key to your dreams.
31: Little Ballerina Little Ballerina, dance for me, A delightful scene for anyone to see. On your tiptoes ever so light, You dance with magic through the night. Across the floor you flow with ease, Little Ballerina, dance for me, please. I watch you glide with splendor and grace, As a smile of innocence beams on your face. Prancing about with magic in your feet, A wonder to see like an angel so sweet. Little Ballerina, dance with flair, Swirling and turning through the air. Hands moving with the music as you go, A fantasy to see with a magical flow. Dance upon dreams that play in your mind, Upon the dance floor miracles to find. Feet moving so graceful with ease, Little Ballerina, dance for me, please.
32: Three Sisters We are three sisters Three sisters are we I love each of you, And I know you love me We're not always together, Life sometimes keeps us apart. But we're never separated We're in each other's heart. Now I know we've had our troubles, But we always get thru. The real message is you love me, And I also love you. We have had lots of good times That we'll never forget Sometimes we worry And sometimes we fret But if God ever gave me Something special you see, It might have been the blessing of, Three sisters are we. The Lord above has given me lots Of happiness and glee But the most special thing he did was Make us sisters, all three.
33: What Makes A Dad God took the strength of a mountain, The majesty of a tree, The warmth of a summer sun, The calm of a quiet sea, The generous soul of nature, The comforting arm of night, The wisdom of the ages, The power of the eagle's flight, The joy of a morning in spring, The faith of a mustard seed, The patience of eternity, The depth of a family need, Then God combined these qualities, When there was nothing more to add, He knew His masterpiece was complete, And so, He called it ... Dad
34: Mom & Dad... When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and I wanted to paint another one. When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you make my favorite cake for me, and I knew that little things are special things. When you thought I wasn't looking, I heard you say a prayer, and I believed there is a God I could always talk to. When you thought I wasn't looking, I felt you kiss me goodnight, and I felt loved. When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw tears come from your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things hurt, but it's all right to cry. When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw that you cared and I wanted to be everything that I could be. When you thought I wasn't looking, I looked... and wanted to say thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn't looking.
35: I'm glad there's you to smile at me And brighten up my day, To share my thoughts and understand The things I do and say. | I'm Glad You're My Family I'm glad there's you to laugh with me At ordinary things, To show me what is special, In everything life brings. | I'm glad there's you to be with, And I think it's time you knew, Just how happy you have made me, my family, And how glad I am there's you!
36: Twas The Night Before Christmas,,, | Hey, where is everybody? I came to see a Rodeo! | Leslie is looking lovely! | Coach Anthony, did we win yet? We're Hungry!
37: Looks like Al & Minnie are in a JC Penneys Ad and girlfriend is working it! | Will the real Minnie please step forward?! | OK... Do not be afraid, but right here next to me beginning to form right in front of my eyes is a Tornado! No... it's not magic or anything?! | Zoro and his Spanish Dancer I see..
38: I hear we're part of the "Taz Club"! Where's Dylan? | "Cat Women" in training. Clear the set! | I'm just spending some quality time with my handsome cousin. Eat your hearts out girls! You'll have to go through me to get to him...Start lining up!
39: Haaaaaa...... They don't even see us behind them! | It was a big day here in Brighton, MI. Upcoming PGA Pro Bryce Kallen came out today and gave it his best shot. We'll be seeing more of this talented young man in the future. Remember the name... Bryce "Raisin" Kallen!
40: The Golden Celebration Begins... June 18, 2010 Haymarket, VA
41: A Wedding Cake Recipe 1/2lb good looks 1lb sweet temper 1lb butter of youth 1lb blindness of faults 1lb of wit 1lb good humor 2lb of sweet argument 1 pint of rippling laughter 1 wine glass of common sense a dash of modesty Put the love, good looks and a sweet temper into a well furnished house. Beat the butter of youth into a cream, and mix well together with the blindness of faults. Stir the wit and good humor into the sweet argument then add the rippling laughter and common sense. Work the whole thing together until everything is well mixed, and bake gently forever.
42: Grandparents Few can bring the warmth We can find in their embrace, And little more is needed to bring love. Than the smile on their face. They've a supply of precious stories, Yet they've time to wipe a tear, Or give us reasons to make us laugh, They grow more precious through the years. I believe that God sent us Grandparents As our legacy from above, To share the moments of our life, As extra measures of His love.
43: Oh... it's so good to have Nana & Papa here! | No... we're not twins!
44: Ce-le-brate Good Times COME ON! Da, Da, Da, Da, Da, Da, Da, Da, da...da! | Now...that's a really nice card! | Smile...It's a PARTY!
45: Deja Vu... November 19, 1960 to be EXACT! | A Family Celebration Dinner Of A Wonderful & Special Milestone... 50 Years Together! | Burr, it's freezing in here. There should be limits!
46: The Golden Celebration Continues... June 21, 2010 The Clan Heads To Williamsburg, VA!
47: Wait... Are those the Beastie Boys right here at Water Country U.S.A.? | OK, look...ONE more picture then the Paparazzi HAS to go. I have to rest up for my game! | Hey, have you seen my Assistant? I ordered a coke like an hour ago! | Ya... We're Angels Alright!
48: Want some? NOT! | Gotta love the Cheese Shop! Oink...Oink...!
49: My Mother's Garden My Mother kept a garden, A garden of the heart, She planted all the good things That gave my life its start. She turned me to the sunshine And encouraged me to dream, Fostering and nurturing The seeds of self-esteem... Her constant good example Always taught me right from wrong~ Markers for my pathway That will last a lifetime long. I am my Mother's garden I am her legacy~ And I hope today she feels the love reflected back from me.
50: Riding the Golden Wave Celebration... Moves to Virginia Beach, VA June 23, 2010
51: As Time Goes By As Time Goes By We are older now but better by far Who knows how good it can be Our love still grows like a plant in the sun Or a wave rising up from the sea. We laughed before, but we laugh more now. Life is more fun so it seems. Days are sunnier, the moon shines brighter; Our life is the stuff of dreams. We shared in the past, but today we share more. There’s a warmth that keeps growing inside. We loved when we met; it was powerful then, Yet now our love’s strong as the tide. You’re the best, dearest thing to come into my life, Like an angel from out of the sky. And I know one thing sure: You’ll be dearer still, As time goes by.
52: Girls...Pass the lotion.. I think I need more on my face! | Yep... Still Smokin HOT in their FABULOUS Forties! | Another photo opportunity for the girls... Perfect!
53: Nana & Papa on their way down to the beach for a little game of contact Volleyball!
54: Whoa...That was awesome! Hope Nana didn't see that stunt! | Girls, don't let your eyes fail you now... | Do you see that girl in the red bikini? Keep up Uncle Bryan...We've been watching her for like an hour! | Hurry up and take the picture...I can't hold this jaw dropping pose forever...
55: Question: Who's having the most fun? 1. Grandparents 2. Grandchildren 3. Uncle Bryan~ Answer: They are all having a BLAST! | Not to alarm you...but did you see that shadow in the water???
56: Bryce, did you see those hot girls.. "You mean the ones with the big boobs...Ah Ya! | Dylan...Do I have the pose down right? "Look'in Fly Uncle Bryan!... Look'in Fly!"
57: Ah... It's good to be the youngest and in charge! I'll ride in the basket and you guys peddle to Dairy Queen... Having fun can be a lot of work!
59: As We Look Back Mom & Dad As we look back over time We find ourselves wondering Did we remember to thank you enough For all you have done for us? For all the times you were by our sides To help and support us To celebrate our successes To understand our problems And accept our defeats? Or for teaching us by your example, The value of hard work, good judgment, Courage and integrity? We wonder if we ever thanked you For the sacrifices you made. To let us have the very best? And for the simple things Like laughter, smiles and times we shared? If we have forgotten to show our Gratitude enough for all the things you did, We're thanking you now. And we are hoping you knew all along, How much you meant to us.
60: Charlie & Sam Forever...and..ever...!
61: Happy 50th "Golden" Wedding Anniversary Mom & Dad! We Love You With All Of Our Hearts! Dana, Dylan, Leslie, Anthony, Alexander, Mikayla, Stephenie, Bryan, Chase & Bryce God Bless You Now & Forever!