S: Happy 50th Anniversary. . . A journey down memory lane
FC: In 50 years together You've shared so many things, That's why this very special Anniversary brings to you, a wish that Love, Laughter, Joy, Contentment too will be yours to share throughout the years ahead of you. Happy Golden Anniversary !
1: White Brocade Suit, Orchid Distinctive Bridal Costume ~Joyce Brothers A costume suit of white brocade, worn with matching accessories and an orchid on a white prayer book, was the bridal ensemble chosen by Miss Joyce A. Grunenwald for her marriage Saturday to John W. Abrigg. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Grunenwald, 1514 Elm St. and the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Abrigg, 829 Michigan Ave., pledge their vows at the rectory of St. Edward Church, with the Rev. Patrick Breen Malone officiating in the presence of their immediate families. The newlyweds left for Chicago following a buffet luncheon at the brides home. They will live at 140 S. Garland Ave. The former Miss Grunenwald is a receptionist. John Abrigg is a student at Youngstown University and employed in the office of Niles Fuel and Supply Company.
4: Mother | Grand Mother | Grand Father | Great Grand Father | Great Grand Father | Great Grand Mother | Great Grand Mother | Alice Mabel | Nettie Clark | Ellis Harry | Joyce Anne | John Grunenwald | Alice Emily Givens | John Bernard Grunenwald | Clark Family | Givens Family | Charles Grunenwald | Anna Marie Runtz
5: Father | Grand Mother | Grand Father | Great Grand Father | Great Grand Father | Great Grand Mother | Great Grand Mother | John Walter | Aletha Eversole | George W. Abrigg Sr. | Pearl Dysle | William Eversole | Lillie M. Potts | Noah L. Abrigg | Dysle Family | Maggie | Abraham Eversole | Potts Family | Phoebe | Samuel Abrigg
12: You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you
16: To the outside world, we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuss and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time.
21: Birth made us siblings...years of being brother and sisters and being there for each other through thick and thin has made us friends. We are bonded--we will always be connected.
22: Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation. They say genes skip generations. Maybe thats why grandparents find their grandchildren so likeable. | Grandparents hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever.
34: Grandchildren are God's way of compensating us for growing old.
35: True life lies in laughter, love and work. No matter how grown up we may become, no matter where we go in life or what we do, we NEVER outgrow our parents LOVE.
36: The most precious gift I have ever given was life to my kids... The most precious gift I have ever received is time with my kids
37: To understand your parents love, you must first raise children yourself!
38: Tradition.... .passing down of beliefs and customs from one generation to the next. | When you look back at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.
39: As I look back to our years at Myers Lake I have this memory of you John... You were little but a fast runner. You had done something to upset Dad. He grabbed one of his hidden switches from the hedges and started after you. You headed toward the lake, down the bank and unto the dock. You jumped straight into the water. Then Dad had to jump into the lake and save you from drowning... Fond memories. Love, George
40: Uncle Larry remembers the time we all came to see them in Texas. What a fun time. He remembers that bull bucking you off in 2 seconds flat..ha-ha... Here's a story Aunt Jan told me... Both she and mom (Joyce) were "really" big and expecting Pam and Denise any day. They went to Uncle Larry's football game with you and Pap. Game got too exciting, Uncle Larry had a good play and you all started screaming and cheering and Paps dentures flew out of his mouth and down 3-4 bleachers. You all were laughing, but you were so embarrassed your pregnant sister had to climb down the bleachers to get them.
41: Tidbits of memories... Wow! Pap delivers a baby brother. You are the little one who runs down steps out into the water to get away from Pap. Your oldest sister calls you worm-"why"? It was fun sled riding down Stambaugh Auditorium steps and better yet walking around the building on a ledge. You made me awesome hot fudge sundae's at Isaly's. I took your graduation picture. I signed your marriage license. Now, its really exciting: growing old together comparing age spots. Love you Johnny and Joyce! Happy Anniversary. Love Janice
43: I have respected you, John, from the time you first took Joyce out. You have made Joyce smile through the years and I thank you for that. You both have taught Shar and I a lot about marriage and commitment. Joyce, you have always kept your head up and kept moving forward and I believe you taught all us kids that. When Mom got sick I'll never forget how John stepped up and helped Joyce. We know it wasn't always easy. I remember years ago , shortly after I returned from the service, Joyce and Denise needed a ride someplace. I picked them up and we drove downtown in my 64 Chevy. For the first time I realized, "Wow, this is a cool feeling. People probably think that we are a family and I realized I wanted that". You both have always made your kids top priority. It shows to this day how much you all love each other. We love you both! Happy Anniversary. Bob and Shar
44: John and Joyce, Geez!! 50 years already? And we are still young...I remember the day you got married. Joyce, your brocade suit with the fur collar was beautiful! John, don't have a clue what you were because I was looking at Larry-I had such a crush on him--. Then came Denise-the first grandchild-Mom and dad were in their glory. I also remember how sick you were with Bryon. You were crying & said "I thought you couldn't get pregnant if you prayed a lot". I think you learned something from that. Ha! As time went by, Jack, Bob and I got married and along came the nieces and nephews. And then we took the whole kitten-kaboodle to Uncle Paul's camp for the weekend. Had a ball and remember, John, you slept in the back of the station wagon. Not sure, but I think you were a bit tipsy-were the pine tree's spinning?? Ah, but that reminds me of the time Joyce, that you had us all for dinner and you were sick with the flu -thats what your kids thought at least- but you fessed up to us adults that you drank too much the night before. Tummy just a bit queasy? Huh? All the memories of these past 50 years-too many to count. But you have raised a beautiful family that just keeps growing. I am so blessed that you are my "big sis" and John is my brother in law, in title only because in my heart you are another "Big Brother" to me. Even with all that badgering you give me I know you love me too. Congrats! and Thank you for always being there for me. You both are so very special to me. Love you both, Sue
45: Mom and Dad, For fifty years you've been the ones who have showed us how to live Your marriage demonstrates it best, how to live and how to give You always had a helping hand, a smile and a dose of love; 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; more than you'll ever know!! Your love for each other and for your marriage has been an inspiration and a beacon of light for me and I know that it will be passed on from generation to generation, Thank you so much Mom and Dad!! Congratulations and I love you both so much! Dee & Scott
46: Mom and Dad Thank you for all the Love and Guidance. You guys get smarter everyday! Love, Bryon | John and Joyce Your Love and Acceptance of me and mine is truly one of God's Blessings! Thank You! Love, Diane
47: Mom and Dad...You have taught us so much through the years. You have not only shown us, your children, but you have also shown your | grandchildren what Love really is. You are Admired for your commitment to each other. Blessed for your faithfulness to God, and Appreciated for the wonderful example you have given us all. Thank you both! Much Love Always... Mark and Michele
48: Congratulations on your 50 years together. You both mean so much to me and I am proud to have you in my life. Grandpa, you are such an inspiring man and Grandma you are such a loving and caring woman. I have many great memories, but one has got to be all the classic movies we used to watch together. I have you, Grandpa John, to thank for my "fondness" of E.T. Love, Jacob (Jakers)
49: A Grandparent is someone with silver in their hair and gold in their heart. A grandparent is a "Grand - Parent" | Looking back I don't have a specific memory to recall. That is because when I think back ALL my memories are very special and important to me. You both have been there guiding me and praising me in all my accomplishments in life. Thank you for your unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor and lessons in life. Happy Anniversary!!! We Love You..Katie (bird) and Matt
50: Gramcracker and Grandpa, You guys have given me the opportunity to fly, and for that I am forever grateful! I am who I am today because of you both and I love you so much! We have all been blessed with wonderful grandparents | and I thank God everyday for both of you! I pray that Blaine and I will be able to follow in your footsteps to celebrate a wonderful marriage after fifty years. I love you both! Love, Adriene
51: Wow, 50 years together. When Mom asked me to write a note I couldn't think of anything. First off, I feel so thankful to have spent as much time with you as we did when we live 11 hours apart. I never felt that distance though. You both were there for our sporting activities, birthdays , all our graduations, and vacations. Not to mention all our fun getaways to Aunt Dee's for along weekends. I smile when I think of you as my "cussing" grandma and when Katie and I painted grandpa's nails while he was sleeping. Priceless! Thank you for the memories and time spent with us. Happy Anniversary. Much Love, Matthew
52: It is such a blessing that you both have been together for an admirable 50 years, I have learned so much from the both of you and I am so grateful to have such amazing Grandparents. I would not be driving today if you had not paid for my driving school when I was 16. | You guys have done so much for me and have supported me through everything. I hope you both have had 50 years of celebration, love, and commitment together, you deserve it ! I love you both, Graham cracker (what I have called you since I was very little) and Gramps. I hope you have many more gratifying years together. Love, Claudia
53: The Story of our family is made up of many things-From silly jokes to goodnight kisses, from nicknames to summer vacations, from hard good-byes to the most joyous homecomings The Story of our family is made up of Love and Time and Memories..All the things that really matter. At the heart of our story will always be the two of you. We Love you very much. Happy 50th Anniversary