S: Ed & Es: 50 Years
FC: Happy 50th Anniversary Es & Ed
1: Ed & Es in their high school graduation photos. They already knew each other when the photos were taken; that's why the expressions and coloring are similar.
2: c | Clockwise from top left: Ed off to defend his country, Es & Ed in front of Ed's home (a tearful goodbye before he leaves for war?) and Es at her Sweet 16.
3: Es really didn't want Ed to leave to fight the war, but duty called.
4: The lovely bride and lucky groom, half a century ago.
5: F O R E V E R
6: In a time when nothing is more certain than change, the commitment of two people to one another has become difficult and rare. Yet, by its scarcity, the beauty and value of this exchange have only been enhanced. ~Robert Sexton
7: Left: Ed's Mother-in-law delights in Ed's feigned jealousy when her daugher kisses her Dad. Below: Ed's Dad almost smiles as Es plays the jealous wife, too. Both pictures show Ed's rare tophat, which was later used as a bathtub for their children.
8: Right: Es & Ed at Howard's wedding. Further right: Ed & Es during the "Hawaiian phase" of their young marriage
9: Ed and Es, Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary to our Dearest Lifelong friends. Many laughs, cries, joys, sorrows, fun, adventures that we shared, we were honored to share them with you both. May the years ahead be filled with wonderful memories of family and friends, health and properity. Much love, Regina, Marc and Emma
10: Dear Mom and Dad, Congratulations on this wonderful achievement of fifty years of marriage. Some might say your marriage is a celebration of opposites of temperament, personality, and preferences. Others might say you complement each other well. After fifty years, however, it is clear that you both hold dear the very qualities that have helped you reach this milestone: love, loyalty, and perseverance. We are proud to help you commemorate this special day and look forward to many more celebrations. All our love, Caryn, Blay, Randyn, and Jadyn
11: Above: during the big snow of '78. Left: the family at Andrew's Bar Mitzvah, September 1979.
12: A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year. ~Paul Sweeney | Ed & Es at Caryn's wedding to Blay (left and facing page) and at Andrew's wedding to Jennifer (below). Ed & Es beam with pride and gratitude that they could finally unload their kids on someone else.
13: F O R E V E R
14: Top left: Ed, Es, and Randyn, Oct. 2003. Above: Es, Spencer, and Ed, June 2003. Left: Es, Randyn, and Spencer, Oct. 2003.
15: Right: Ed and Marshall, May 2005. Below: Es and Spencer, May, 2005. Bottom right, Ed and Jadyn.
16: Above: Ed getting a bath from Tara. Top right: Es sharing her plans for world conquest with Randyn. Right: Marshall discovers Grandma makes a great place to snooze.
17: Dear Mom and Dad, Your union is a model to us all, and not just for the wisdom you’ve each passed on to us, here rendered in its Rated G version: Rational self-interest: “Do what’s good for your own fanny!” Egalitarianism: “He has stinky stuff, too!” Prudence: “Check the pressure on your tires” Foresight: “How will you be getting home?” Beyond all that and so much more timeless wisdom is your model of commitment through adversity and shared delight in what life has to offer. Happy anniversary! Love, Jennifer, Andrew, Spencer, and Marshall
18: Best Wishes for many, many...
19: ...many more years to come!