Herschel and Barb live in Farina, IL, the tight-knit farming community where they were raised. Until 8th grade, Barb went to school in this schoolhouse, which still stands:
On Saturday, April 23, 2011, over 100 of Barb & Herschel’s friends and family gathered to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary – in the same church in which they were married.
The party had so many loving touches from family and friends, including photo displays for guests to enjoy. Their wedding photo is visible below left!
60 years. Wow! Almost two of my lifetimes. Just imagine what Herschel and Barb have experienced together, how the world has changed before their eyes, and they joy they feel in a room filled with their children, grand-children, great-grandchildren, and friends, some of whom have known them all those 60 years.
Nathan and I couldn’t be happier that we were able to make the drive to Farina for the anniversary celebration, and couldn’t be more thankful for such a remarkable example of commitment, trust, and love between two people. We are still becoming an “us,” but how time flies. Soon, we will be looking back on many years together, and God willing, I hope it’s at least 60.
Barb and Herschel, I love you, very much, although I’ve only known you a relatively short time (not even three of your 60 years together!). Thank you for accepting me so warmly into your family, for loving each other and therefore, giving me Nathan. 🙂