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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Happy seventieth anniversary

1937-2007

Seventy years ago today, January 9th, 1937, on a cold night outside the Laneville schoolhouse gymnasium, Charlie Vaughn and Adelaide Chapman were united in matrimony in Rusk County, Texas. They were born in the same community, attended the same school and the same church, were baptized a year apart in the same creek by the same pastor. Seventy years and five children later, they are still together in Rusk County, Texas; and still attend the same church. With the exception of a year or so during World War II, they have spent very few of some 25,550 days apart. Happy anniversary! Praise the Lord.

"Thus far the Lord hath led me on,
Thus far His power prolongs my days" - Isaac Watts

4 comments:

amity said...

Well, happy anniversary to two dear people. 70 years marriage is a blessing not very many receive. I look forward to congratulating them on their 75th!

clinch64 said...

What a grand occasion. We all should be blessed by this example.

Jim1927 said...

God bless. To think I was only ten when they got married. I could have been their flower boy..lol.

It is always nice to read about dedicated people bonded in marriage, especially in these days.

Cheers,

Jim

R. L. Vaughn said...

Thanks for your kind words.