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Friday, August 2, 2013

45 Years

This photo says it all:

DSCN1089Shortly after all my Kimberly-Clark nurse girlfriends returned home from our gathering in Corpus Christi this past April we received an email from Elaine’s son—seems Mom (our friend Elaine) and Dad (Mark) were celebrating 45 years of marriage.  The three children were throwing them a surprise party and asked that we other three nurse friends join them.  This photo of Elaine captures the moment to say the least!!!!!

We three flew into Nashville, TN Thursday night and all joked because we knew Elaine would say, “and you were here all day and didn’t come visit me???”  Which is exactly what she did say later in the evening after getting over the surprise of finding almost 50 of their friends and relatives gathered at this lake side restaurant in Nashville.  The man who was their best man, friends of Elaine’s from nursing school, family—incredible!!!  There wasn’t a dry eye in the house, let me tell you!!!  What a great party.

IMG_7628Mark on the right, the other man, Bill,  was best man in their wedding and they haven’t seen each other in over 20 years.

IMG_7653Mark and Elaine enjoying a toast using the Waterford crystal glasses a friend unable to be there sent.

IMG_7666Mark and Elaine with their children, Mikael, Sherri and Leanne.

IMG_7670Elaine’s nurse buddies from the left, Kelly, me, Rosemary, Elaine, Shirley and I think Pat.  Rosemary and Pat went to nursing school with Elaine.

It was a perfect surprise and a perfect evening.  I am blessed to have such good, good friends!


  1. What a nice surprise. You're right, the look on her face says it all.

  2. Such a fun surprise. Wonderful that so many folks could be there to help them celebrate.

  3. What a very cool surprise! So nice that you were able to get there for the fun.

  4. You're right, the top picture of Elaine does say it all - surprise! What a great idea and a great party!

  5. Isn't it great to have friends like that. A wonderful surprise. You keep a good secret.


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