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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Optimism

While at my dentist for my 6 month checkup he shared the following story:

My parents live in Minnesota and have all their lives and so for their upcoming 70th wedding anniversary my siblings and I decided to rent the local town hall and have a party and celebrate. We asked my Dad to compose an invitation list and was shocked to find 800 people on his list! We chucked the lite dinner, cake and ice cream idea to only cake and ice cream and indeed there were over 680 people that attended.
Now my parents are in their mid 90's but my Dad had such a good time he put down a deposit for the town hall for their 75th wedding anniversary.






If that isn't optimism I don't know what is..................

7 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

And you know - because he believes they will make it - they probably will.

Nancy said...

The greatest gift that we (my brothers and sisters) ever gave our Mother was a 75th birthday party. People drifted in and out all afternoon, and the glow of happiness on her face was priceless.

Granny Annie said...

Wow, great story. I'll bet they make that 75th too.

JeanMac said...

Wow, I love his spirit - congrats to dentist's parents!Nice story.

Lady Di Tn said...

That is truly a delightful story. I am glad he shared with you so you could share with us. Peace

Beverly said...

Go dad!!!! I bet he is a happy fellow.....

Farmchick said...

What a sweet story. I love it!