Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A FRIEND


"A friend loveth at all times." Proverbs 17:17a
&
"A man that hath friends must show himself friendly:
and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother."
Proverbs 18:24

These are just a couple of the wonderful references in God's Word about friends.

This man &

this couple, are such friends.

We have know Don & Barbara since the mid-70's. We met in 1975-76. They are those TRUE friends. The one's that you cannot only share all your hopes, dreams & joys with, but also your sorrows, your concerns, your tough times that we all face, but also hide from most and put on our happy faces for. They are the couple we did a lot of our RV traveling days with.

Yesterday, September 23rd, was Don's 71st birthday.....so what does he do..... invites us, and two other couples, over to celebrate with him cooking a wonderful, home cooked meal of Greek Salad, Lasagna, fresh corn right off the cob, green beans with bacon, asparagus, french bread and a delicious dark bread called, Dakota, ice tea, coffee and water.

All prepared by Don himself.

The lovely table.

The other guests, Dody with Mickey

Mary, Jack & Ron (You might remember Ron & Dody when I posted about us celebrating Ron's 70's birthday recently at his 50's party)

Then after the delicious dinner Don brings out the Raspberry Chocolate Cake
(click to enlarge and read)
Don got this group together not only to celebrate his Birthday
but
our 50th Anniversary!!!
We were totally shocked and blown away.

Then Don & Barbara presented us with this precious Sugar & Creamer.
I put the ruler behind it so you can see how miniature they are.
Don found these at an Estate Sale. We are the 3rd couple to receive these.
Isn't that wonderful? The woman's grandparents, then her parents
& now us.
It always shocks me that people are willing to sell such treasurers and not keep them as heirlooms.
Their loss......our gain.
They will have a place of honor forever in our home,
as will this couple in our lives.
Thank you so much you two TRUE FRIENDS!!
Last, but not least, Don reading HIS birthday cards.
"A friend loveth at all times." Proverbs 17:17a
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10 comments:

Tammy said...

Susan, what a wonderful, generous way for your dear friend to celebrate his birthday!
They sound like dear people!

You are so right...true friends are treasures and never to be taken for granted!

Hugs,
~Tammy

Shirley said...

very sweet!
Shirley

Kansas Bob said...

This was a great post Susan!

Nancy said...

What wonderful friends you have. Such hospitality! It was great to stumble across your blog. I enjoyed it.

Kitty said...

Such wonderful friends!!!!! You are very blessed.

I love the beautiful sugar and creamer. And all the food sounds soooo good too. =)

Sioux said...

Yes, friends are so much a treasure, and we are blessed with such friends who have become more like family...than some family itself!

Jillian, Inc. said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate - and the meal sounds delicious! Happy Birthday to Don!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Happy Anniversary - what a great surprise.

Wonderful friends!

Momma Roar said...

How sweet!! What a wonderful kinship of friends! The cake is beautiful as are the little treasures!

Truly wonderful memories!

The Young Artist said...

Happy 50th anniversary!! I can only imagine what it must have been like to find out that this get together was also for you!! I hope that when I get married, I get to see a 50th anniversary!! It sounds like you had a great party. Tell your husband I said Happy Anniversary too!!=)