Hello everyone! Welcome to my Druck Family History blog.
A lot has happened since my last post!
I’ve written about this event on my companion blog, www.boonvillebeat.wordpress.com, but since this really is part of family history, I thought it deserved a place here, as well – even though I’m a bit late getting it posted!
My parents, Ben and Hazel Druck, observed their 70th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, February 8. Yep! That’s right – 70 years together. When filling out an information form for a local newspaper announcement, the question appeared: To what does the couple attribute their long marriage?
Well, I had my opinion, but decided to ask Mom and Dad to discuss the question and let me know their answer. They agreed: their marriage has lasted because they “have always done everything together” – whether it’s working, dancing, traveling, hunting, or golfing. Until recently, my mother has been blessed with excellent health. At 92, Dad has his share of medical issues. But, together they raised five kids, who produced 12 grandchildren, who gave them 22 great-grandchildren. I’ve written a lot about my parents previously, so I won’t go into their life histories again (for more information check the earlier blogs on this site go to www.boonvillebeat.wordpress.com).
But, since they are both amazing people, I wanted to honor by parents on this special occasion. Given Dad’s health issues, however, Mom asked that we forego the partying. Instead, she suggested that I ask everyone to send cards – which I did. Cards from all over the U. S. and even some from overseas arrived to fill their mailbox. They were surprised and amazed by this generous outpouring of love and caring.
The highlight of their anniversary week for me (I was staying at their house) was actually the night before the celebration date. Two of my brothers who live nearby and their wives (both of whom are named Linda) joined us for dinner that evening. Always ready and willing to feed us, Mom made her “world-renowned” chicken pie, as it’s known in Pennsylvania Dutch Country. In other places people call it “chicken pot-pie.” Whatever you call it, it was absolutely delicious! We spent a wonderful evening reminiscing and laughing about the “good old days.” Missing from the group was my only sister, Bobbi (real name Barbara!), and her husband Mike, who were wintering in Arizona; and my brother Phil and his wife, Carol, who live in northern Pennsylvania.
A 70th wedding anniversary is something not many couples achieve. The many lovely cards (nearly 200) sent by old friends, family, fellow church members, and strangers alike helped create a lasting memory.