S: Joel & Pat: 50 years
FC: Pat & Joel Lamb Celebrating 50 years of marriage July 29, 1961 - July 29, 2011
1: From your children and grandchildren on this momentous occasion. This book is too small to capture all the great memories from 50 years of marriage, yet may it serve as a small token of our love. "The love of marriage has the power to stir the human heart to great courage, confidence, and generosity." --Francis Xavier Cardinal Nguyen Van Thuan
2: Patricia Catherine Martin Born August 28, 1942 in Teaneck Twp, Bergen Co, NJ
3: Joel Archer Lamb Born November 18, 1938 in Westwood, Bergen Co, NJ
5: Wedding Day July 29, 1961 Bill Lathrop, RIch Conrad, Bruce Littman, Jim Lamb (Joel's brother), Joel Lamb, Pat Martin Lamb, Eileen Martin (Pat's sister), Kathy Lee (Lathrop), Maryanne Gusto, Melanie Mohn Flower girl: Lynne Anne Haupt (Pat's adopted cousin, age 7) The bridemaid dresses were different pastel colors. Eileen: pink Kathy: mint green Maryanne: yellow Melanie: lavender Lynne wore a pale blue print of pastel flowers with organdy sheer, made by Pat's Aunt Stella Haupt.
6: It was a cloudy, wet day in Westwood, NJ when Joel & Pat were married in St. Andrew's Church. However, when they traveled to the church, there was no rain. It rained during the ceremony, yet upon leaving, the rain stopped once more!
7: What a handsome couple!
8: Soon came the children! Robert Michael Lamb was born on January 27, 1963 in Suffern, NY Raymond George Lamb arrived on September 10, 1964 in Suffern, NY
9: Richard Matthew Lamb was born November 3, 1969 in Galveston, TX | Catherine Mary Lamb was born January 6, 1973 in Trenton, NJ
10: The Early Years
13: A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers. –Ruth Bell Graham
14: Taking care of business... | "Home Sweet Home(s)"
15: Those kids sure grew up fast! Then the family adds some more...
16: Rob married Molly Moore on November 12, 1994 | Ray married Kim Tragon on September 29, 2001 | Rich wed Anna Castellani on July 14, 2009 | Cathy married Brent Leffew on September 26, 2004
17: And the next generation began... | Bernadette Joy Lamb born Dec 2, 1997 Martin Delaney Lamb born May 25, 1999 | Owen Davis Lamb born Nov 22, 2000 Michael Drew Lamb born May 9, 2004 | Casey Patrick Lamb born Nov 29, 2007
18: Jackson Connor Leffew, born Feb 22, 2005 Bennett Cole Leffew, born Aug 1, 2008 Mason James Leffew, born Nov 9, 2009
19: Nina Sophia Lamb, born Aug 18, 2006 Oliver Horatio Lamb, born Aug 14, 2009
20: The Later Years...
23: Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night. -- St. Jerome
24: Sacraments mark time... Bernadette made her First Communion on April 2, 2005 | Owen's First Communion May 4, 2008 | Martin's First Communion Easter 2007
25: Martin's Baptism June 1999 Nina's Baptism Fall 2006
28: Relaxing at the Cape... | ...and enjoying time with family
30: Friends and family are always a big part of life at the Cape. | Jim, Joel and Jack Lamb at a family reunion in 2004
32: Paddling Pine Creek
36: Christmas in the new cottage | Loved the snow!
40: Celebrating 50 years: on Cape Cod with friends and family June 2011 | Rob & Molly flew in from Arizona Ray & Kim flew in from Florida, as did Eileen Martin Suhey and Joanna Lamb Kingsley
41: Dinner was held at The Orleans Inn, Orleans, MA Friends Bruce and Mary Ellen Littman attended (they drove a whole 12 miles to get there) | Rich, Anna and children arrived from NY Cathy, Brent and children were there on a stopover between England and their California home
43: The end of a beautiful evening together! Front Row: Cathy Leffew Eileen Suhey Pat Lamb Joel Lamb Joanna Kingsley Anna Lamb Back Row: Brent Leffew Kim Lamb Ray Lamb Rob Lamb Molly Lamb Mary Ellen Littman Bruce Littman Rich Lamb