BC: You have had so many friends through the years through good times and bad. We hope this book is a small reminder of all the friends you've had and still have and how many lives you have touched. You are special to many people.
FC: The Memories of Chuck and Jan's Life
1: This is a book from your family of special memories you have had through the years with family and friends. We hope you enjoy it and we want to let you know how special you are to all of us. We also want you to remember special moments you've had in your lives together over 50 years. We Love You! . . . And now you shall never forget | Dave | Tawny | Jordan | Amanda
2: Chuck & Jan's Childhood
5: Dating & Marriage
6: The Family has begun . . .
11: Through the years
12: Chuck ~ Carpet ~ Enough Said! Love Tim Johnson OK, really- I spent many happy times beating Chuck at Cribbage. (Though the times I lost would be his happy times.) Either way - we enjoy the time time together! | Workin' & Livin'
13: A New Generation . . . | Jordan
18: Unassigned Territory
19: Theocratic Memories
21: Happy Anniversaries!
27: These are just a few of the funny faces we have seen through the years. . . . | . . . We're sure there will be many more
28: My Cometary on the Learned Couple 1. When I cooked, I could just see Ms. Jan shaking with anxiety because of the mess I made. Which, I don't believe I ever made a real mess. She also claimed that I got flour on the refrigerator handle. I'm sure she put it there to try to make a point of how messy I was. 2. Ms. Jan always called me a Fuss Budget, Weirdo-Bandito, and MR. PENA!!! amongst other names, for no solid reasons. 3. Mr. Chuck would always page me to come upstairs by stomping on the floor above the studio where I was working or my chambers while I was sleeping. Scared something crazy out of me for the first few times. 4. They also have a mean dog, named Trevor, that would intentionally wait till they were both gone to attack me or threaten me with malicious intent. Ms. Jan was always an accomplice to my Hypertension by gladly supporting people such as Tawny and Sarah, by allowing them to do things to me that would scare me, ie. putting vicious Trevor on my bed and Ms. Jan waiting in the room next to it so she could hear me scream when I saw it. 5. I would never see Mr. Chuck without a cup of coffee in his hand. 6. We would play cards all the time. I always won and skunked 'em both in Cribbage. 7. Ms. Jan also would hide behind doors and jump out and scare me, thus furthering complications with my hypertension. 8. I always knew there better be plenty of butter in the house!
29: Finally, they are both a fun and loving couple. They are truly generous and caring for their brothers and sisters. I enjoyed my time immensely getting to know them and allowing them to know me better. They are spiritual pillars of the congregation, because either Jan was studying all day for Thursday or Chuck was in his chambers studying. I won't be able to make it up there for the soirée. I feel really bad, but I just don't have the circumstances to do it. I hope Mama and Papa understand. Alex J. Peña
30: I remember Chuck's persistence in offering me a Bible Study. I was attending Sunday meetings with Tracy, but was very reluctant to actually sit down with anyone and study. But Chuck approached me almost every meeting until I finally accepted almost a year later. I also remember my requirements for accepting: just Chuck could come, nobody else, and I wasn't going to underline in my book. Yeah, I was very strange... er... AM very strange. Needless to say, Chuck succeeded in shepherding me into the flock. Tracy and I will always appreciate Chuck and Jan's efforts to encourage, help and support us. We will never forget that. Much love, Shane and Tracy | When the Learned’s and Wareham’s play cards Always remember that Marc can easily be distracted with Cream Puffs. Laughed so much-good times. -Marc & Linda Wareham | For all the years I've known him, I call him Charles. I'm pretty sure I'm the only one who gets away with that. Love you both, -Gladys Nesheim | My memory of them was us double dating. Fun times! -Linda Loose | I remember when my grandma would pretend to cry and I would get so mad at her and say "I'm going to call my mom!"...she scarred me for life! -Your Favorite Grandson
31: Good friends since 1979 when we started to study the Bible with Chuck & Jan. Very good and patient teachers they were as we were sometimes difficult students. For example, our first Bible study book was the Family Happiness Book. Each time they read something we thought the other could work on we would poke each other. Chuck made us stay after school so he could counsel us privately. I guess we were disrupting the class. But they both stuck with us and we were baptized together in Janesville on March 29, 1980. We have had may years of the Learned's friendship and now to be able to see these two great people celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary - This is "Oh so good." We look forward to celebrating with you. -Gary & Sandy Davey P.S. Chuck finally caught a "little" Musky. Be sure and ask him about the "big" one that got away. I caught it a couple days later and thanks to catch and release it's still out there. Maybe next year Chuck.
32: Chuck & Jan, Congratulations on your 50th wedding anniversary! It has been wonderful to be part of your lives all these years. Many times over the years I have thought back about how special it was for Lynda and I to be at your wedding and share that happy time with all our friends in the Monona Grove congregation as well as other friends that witnessed that special day. You are a living testimony to Jehovah's blessings for Christian families. The friendships and experiences you have enjoyed while serving Jehovah together are beyond measure. This ocassion is a wonderful opportuntiy to reflect on the memories you have created during your married life. There are so many memories....for example: Chuck I remember you hanging out with our family and appreciate how much you respected and loved my Mom. Your family has always had a special place in our hearts. Jan you have always shown a caring spirit and lended a hearing ear. Then there is the time Chuck took all 10 tricks on that Nullo hand, wasn't that fun for you and I, Jan? We really also enjoyed the cruise we took with the two of you to the deep Southern Caribbean. It was amazing to travel together and see all those islands. I hope there will many more opprotunties in the future to travel and see more of Jehovah's creation. How Mom and so many other loved ones who are resting in death would have enjoying sharing their memories and this special celebration with you also. Looking forward to serving Jehovah with both of you in the final part of these last days and forever in the Paradise. Warm Christian Love and Friendship, Jeanne
33: HOSPITABLE~ Definition~ "gladly and generously receiving guests and attending to their needs and comforts." I would put Chuck & Jan's picture next to this definition in the dictionary! We always feel welcome, comfortable and among friends in your home. You opened your hearts to us two decades ago and your home to us many times. Only among Jehohavh's people could we find such true friends! We love you tons!! Tim and Mary Johnson