Brian Wing married Marsha Roberts on June 21, 1968. This year was their 40th Anniversary. Unfortunately, Mom was in the hospital during that time, so they didn’t have much of a chance to celebrate. Dad picked up some food from Kelsey’s and they ate together at the hospital.
While we were up at the cottage, we noticed a painting that the Buckhorn tourist association was selling as a fundraiser. It was a beautiful painting of a heron. I contacted the all of the siblings and spouses, and we all went together and bought it for them. On Sunday, August 17, 2008 we told Mom and Dad we were going to have a family dinner while Julia was visiting. When they showed up, we had some decorations (red for the “ruby” anniversary), and had a bit of a party. Mom and Dad had no idea and were happily surprised. After dinner, we gathered in the living room and we gave Mom and Dad a card. Once that was opened, I gave them the painting. They loved it! Dad teared up (he always says he is pulling a Poppa), and they both were very thankful.
I took a few pictures and put them in the 20080817 Mom and Dad’s 40th Anniversary dinner. You can see some (but not all) of the thumbnails below:
Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad!