At my grandparents’ golden wedding anniversary party, my new fiancé, Mac gave an impromptu toast to the happy couple. Fifteen years later, we never imagined we would once again be celebrating with Joe and Dot for their 65th anniversary. Last month, we were lucky enough to do just that.
My grandparents are part of The Greatest Generation.
He, a World War II Navy veteran saw The Battle of Normandy in the Atlantic, Okinawa in the Pacific, and lost his parents and almost his own life in a tragic accident all before the age of twenty-one. A devoted husband and well-meaning father with a strong work ethic who can fix anything, Joe greets life with a smile. My grandfather is a youthful, spirited song and dance man, musician and opera lover who has serenaded and entertained generations of children.
She, a family and community matriarch who experienced divorce, fierce sibling…