S: Knoble 50th Anniversary Review
FC: August 26, 2011
1: Two join to begin a journey. Carmen and Jim come together to start a new family, with a strengthened bond to face life and all it has to offer.
2: Carmen Rebecca Jones was born in Rice Lake, Wisconsin on January 12, 1940 to Martin and Elinore Jones. | Brother Michael and sister Polly were constant companions.
3: James Keene Knoble, was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 1, 1939 to James and Miriam Knoble. | Jim often looked after younger sister, Jacky.
5: Carmen grew up in Rice Lake, WI with siblings Polly and Michael. Her horse, Pal, was her constant companion. Jim grew up with his sister, Jackie in Minneapolis, MN.
6: The Jones Family
8: Jim and Jackie | Jim Sr. & Miriam
9: The Knoble family spent time at the lake | Miriam with Jimmy
11: Forever Young May the good Lord be with you Down every road you roam And may sunshine and happiness Surround you when you’re far from home And may you grow to be proud Dignified and true And do unto others As you’d have done to you Be courageous and be brave And in my heart you’ll always stay Forever young, forever young Forever young, forever young May good fortune be with you May your guiding light be strong Build a stairway to heaven With a prince or a vagabond And may you never love in vain And in my heart you will remain Forever young, forever young Forever young, forever young Forever young Forever young And when you finally fly away I’ll be hoping that I served you well For all the wisdom of a lifetime No one can ever tell But whatever road you choose I’m right behind you, win or lose Forever young, forever young Forever young, forever young For, forever young, forever young
12: A young girl who was described as a tom-boy, grows up and goes off to college where she meets Jim. She announces to her roommate after a first date with Jim: "that's the man I'm going to marry."
14: As predicted, Jim and Carmen walked down the aisle on August 26th, 1961.
16: A glimpse into the future above. Right top: Mart watches on as Elinore hugs and kisses Carmen. Right bottom: Jim gets some last minute advice from Jim Sr. and Mart.
19: Jim graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College and went on to earn a Masters degree from the University of Minnesota. Carmen chose to finish her undergraduate work alongside her new husband.
20: Kristan Clare came into the world March 1st, 1964 in Saginaw, Michigan | Kristan is shown wearing the baptismal gown that her great grandmother Clara made around 1905.
25: May 6, 1967, Bethany Blinn came into the world in Duluth, MN.
26: Carmen & Jim, Snowball, Bethany & Kristan, pose with Mike and Mart Jones
27: Carmen with Tshu-Tshu, our Lhasa Apso show dog.
30: Christmas in Rice Lake always promised plates filled with cookies and pies! Kristan & Carmen above.
31: Kristan & Bethany with cousins Jenny, Stephen, Mary, & Tom Farho Christmas 1968 | Miriam and Jim Sr. with Kristan
32: the flowers are blooming
33: Jesus tender, Shepherd hear us, bless Thy little lambs tonight. Through the darkness be Thy with us, Keep us safe 'til morning light. -Amen
37: Wood Haven Lane neighbors in Duluth celebrate their patriotism with a parade. Kristan leads as baton twirler and Bethany pushes a baby carriage.
39: The ski team: from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Carmen would drive the boat or spot... We were in Big Sandy for most of the day!
42: You're Gonna Miss This She was starin' out the window of that suv Complainin' saying I can't wait to turn 18 I'll make my own money and I'll make my own rules mama put the car in park out there in front of the school and she kissed her head and said i was just like you your gonna miss this your gonna want this back your gonna wish these days hadn't gone by so fast these are some good times so take a good look around you may not know it now but your gonna miss this before she knows it shes a brand new bride in her one bedroom apartment and her daddy stops by he tells her its a nice place, she says it'll do for now starts talkin bout babies and buyin a house daddy shakes his head and says, baby slow down cause your gonna miss this your gonna want this back your gonna wish these days hadn't gone by so fast these are some good times so take a good look around you may not know it now but your gonna miss this five years later theres a plumber workin on the water heater, dogs barkin, phones ringin, one kids crying ones screamin and she keeps apoligizin he says they don't bother meI I've got 2 babies of my own ones 36, ones 23, huh its hard to believe but your gonna miss this your gonna want this back your gonna wish these days hadn't gone by so fast these are some good times so take a good look around you may not know it now but your gonna miss this your gonna miss this oh yeah, your gonna miss this
43: Twenty fifth anniversary surprise party
46: Fishing in Canada brings many walleye and BIG competition between Carmen and Jim.
47: The summer we met Fred.
49: Craig Allan and Bethany Blinn Married on October 13, 1990 in Peoria, Il.
50: January 1991, Kristan Clare Knoble and Frederick Allen Rice get married- Carmen and Jim are kicking up their heals!
52: Hannah Rebecca Rice, born January 17, 1994 Chicago, Il
53: Summer 2011
54: Christopher James born September 20, 1995 Newport Beach, CA
57: Freddie Allen Rice born 10-12-95, Chicago, IL
58: Isabel Blinn 8-01-1998 Tulsa, OK
62: Happy 50th Anniversary, Carmen & Jim! We love you with all our hearts.
63: L | Love, Kristan & Fred, Hannah, Freddie, Bethany, Craig, CJ & Isabel