On my parent's 50th anniversary we put together a video of the past and my two brothers put to music and sang a song I wrote. In celebration of their day today, I'd like to share some of the words from that tune.
In '53 they were joined as one Made a promise of love and a vow of fun A dozen kids and a Cadillac Was all he wanted, no turning back
They promised love of God and neighbor and family
Visitors always at the kitchen table Mom buying Avon and Swipe when she's able Example shown of giving to the church Or friends in need of money or work
Damned ol' chickens and BB guns The yellow chair and turtles on the run A basement to clean and plays to act A boy on his bed paints the zodiac
Coaching the team or watching us play They're always there if there is a way Sewing clothes, mending hand-me-downs Leaving books, driving kids all over town
Well done biscuits and Brussel sprouts West End Krystal for eating out Drive-in movies, card houses and games The O'Rourkes, friendships that still remain
They taught us love of God and neighbor and family
It is plain to see they have worked as three Built two businesses, a life and a family Fifty years have passed, few regrets looking back They have more than a dozen and a Cadillac
They taught us love of God and neighbor and family And they live love of God and neighbor and family
Happy 57th Anniversary Mom and Dad! We love you.