Saturday morning dawned bright and beautiful. It was a good thing, as we had a ton of work to do to get ready for the celebration at our church in the afternoon.
Bob and Wyatt headed out at 7:15 to attend the monthly church men's breakfast with the Suburban full of decorations, etc. Our kids, Mike and Jenni, and I followed at 9:00 with two cars full of stuff!
With the help of some of my 'Church Lady Friends', we set up the tables with decorations and displays.
Each of the 10 round tables were decorated with small quilts and garden flower arrangements.
I had been working on the quilts a couple of years just for this occasion.
Bob had made several wooden boxes to add to our collection of antique wooden boxes to hold the flower arrangements.
The Christian Service Committee did a wonderful job helping with the food and serving duties.
Thanks to more of my 'Church Lady Friends'.
A note about the cake --- 60 years ago our cake was made by Schuster's Bakery in Pueblo, Colorado which is still in business today.
This is the original! The bakery was excited when we came in with a picture to order the cake for the 60th. They don't make tiered cakes anymore, but agreed to do sheet cakes and one round cake with our original topper for us to cut for the reception.
It was decorated in the same manner as 60 years ago, as were the sheet cakes.
We set it on a cake stand that my father had made in his 1931 high school shop class.
We set up several memorabilia displays, including my wedding dress.
My wedding veil with a picture of me and my daughter who also wore the veil at her wedding 22 years ago.
A table with my going away suit, shoes and purse plus Bob's tie. The pink aprons were worn by aunts who cut the cake at our original reception. The apron was made out of the same fabric as the bridesmaid dresses. The girls also wore embroidered ribbon headbands that matched the sashes on their dresses.
Treat bags contained 'monster cookies', a family tradition.
Another table had more wedding pictures and newspaper clippings, guest book, and book listing wedding gifts.
After a morning of preparation, we held a family lunch with Bob's two sisters and the rest of the immediate family.
(Thanks to Beel Photography for the great pictures!) Enough for this post! In my next post, I'll conclude with a few crowd pictures at the reception and a couple family photos.
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