S: Mom and Dad : Trish and Tom
BC: 60 never looked so good | Love You
FC: 60 years through life
1: Thomas Neil Tipton July 27 1951 | Patricia Diane Eck November 22 1951 | May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, The rains fall soft upon your fields and, Until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand. | Life is beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is life, fight for it.” Mother Teresa
2: a strong father = a strong son
3: the perfect dozen | the perfect dozen
4: A journey through life...
5: ...that brought you together!
6: beautiful | fun loving | one of a kind | perfect | When girl meets boy in a classroom sparks fly
7: silly | funny | handsome | cute | amazing | When boy meets girl in a classroom love blossoms
9: TOM TIPTON Swimming, 1970-74 Inducted February 23, 1985 The first swimmer to be selected to the SMS Athletic Hall of Fame, Tom Tipton came to SMS from Kansas City and lettered for the Bruins from 1971 through 1974. Swimming for Coach Dale Williams, Tipton helped SMS to three straight MIAA swimming championships from 1971 through 1973 and the Bears had a near-miss second place finish his senior season. Only the second SMS athlete ever to gain All-American honors three seasons in a row and the Bruins’ first All-American in swimming, Tipton finished fourth in his specialty, the 100-yard breaststroke at the 1972 NCAA Division II meet; captured 10th in that event in the 1973 national meet; and was seventh in the race in the 1974 championship. His fourth place finish in 1972 equaled the highest NCAA finish ever of any SMS swimmer at that time. He was the only SMS swimmer to score points in NCAA competition from the time the program was started in 1965 until 1978. He won the 100-yard breaststroke race in the MIAA championship meet four years in a row, won the 200-yard breaststroke race twice, and swam on the winning SMS 400-yard medley relay team in the conference meet four years in a row. During Tipton’s four seasons, Coach Williams’ teams compiled a dual meet mark of 36-13.
10: The one and only... Tom Tipton | 1st Swimmer Three time All- American
11: Better than the best!
12: The best gymnast around | Patty Eck SMSU Gymnastics
13: girls just wanna have fun
14: "Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, love is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never Fails." 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
15: "I, Thomas Tipton take you, Patricia Eck for my lawful wife to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and health, until death do us part." | "I Patricia Eck take you, Thomas Tipton for my lawful husband to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and health, until death do us part." | Live. Laugh. Love.
16: Honeymoon Bliss | Love | To have and to hold | Always and Forever | Till death do us part
17: fun in the sun | perfect for each other | best friends | great times in paradise | a new beginning
18: Teaching how to do yard work! | No FEAR! | sleepy | WEEEEEE!!!!! | two became three...
19: three became four... | daddy's little princess | daddy's little princess! | fish | smile
20: four became five... | Daddy's Ribs! yummm! | sleepy
21: five became six... | Daddy built one comfy crib! | looking good in daddy's hats | mommy did my hair
22: ...six became seven | He shoots he scores! | clowning around
23: and last but not least ... seven became eight | wanting to be like daddy | dog pile! | welcome to the world
24: Through the Holy Sacraments of... Baptism Reconciliation First Communion Confirmation and Marriage we become one with God and our faith grows stronger. | In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit Amen.
25: Without God we are nothing
28: Merry Christmas | HO..ho..ho.... | Joy!
29: Celebrate!!! | Cheer | Laugh... Love... Live...
31: The best family a child could ask for | one good looking bunch | brothers and sisters forever! | The best parents... | ...in the universe! | Where there is family there is love
32: good looking gene? | I think so!
33: SHARK! | FAMILY FUN | jumping waves with papa | relaxing with grandma | Braves Game | beach fun | GOOD TIMES
34: We couldn't have done it without you! | Springfield Catholic HIgh School | Missouri State University | Baker University | Drury University | St. Agnes Elementary
35: GrandKids | Papa | Grandma | Leah | Noah | Rachel | Isaac | Owen