Thursday, July 22, 2010

Roy & Theda, Celebrating 70 Years of Marriage, August 4, 2010

Let me introduce you to Roy and Theda (Dryden) Darden:

(Photo taken shortly after their marriage, 1940)

There are in one's lives people who are so special there are never sufficient words that will describe them, or your relationship with them. 

Roy and Theda are two of those 'special beyond words' people.  I met Roy and Theda and many of the Darden clan in late March of 2004 when Man and I were on our way out of the Valley (Rio Grande Valley Texas) on our way back to the north country.  We were invited to stop and meet my distant Darden cousins for the first time.

I have to laugh when I refer to them as distant cousins.  Man and I walked into their midst that March afternoon, and they opened their arms and hearts to us.  We were immediately surrounded by their love.  Seldom is that all encompassing love and affection and acceptance so easily and generously offered. 

There is nothing distant about Roy and Theda or any of their family.  They are in your face affectionate, warm, comfortable, real comfortable.  You meet them, you feel as if you just came home, safe and sound.  No strangers here, you are family, you belong.

On August 4th, 2010 this wonderful couple will celebrate their SEVENTIETH wedding anniversary.  What an amazing day this will be.  I hope all my readers and friends will join Man and I in wishing them the very best. Special wishes for very, very special people.

Roy and Theda, 2005.

Love, Carol and her Man

* This Darden clan have been the subjects of several posts here at Reflections, such as, It takes a village, another sharing experience and It takes a village, all residents invited to participate.

Copyright 2010, CABS for Reflections From the Fence


IrishEyes said...

May Joy and Peace surround you both,
Contentment latch your door,
Happiness be with you now,
God bless you evermore!

Bill West said...

Happy Anniversary Roy and Theda! Your love and marriage is an inspiration.

Southwest Arkie said...

Congratulations and best wishes for a wonderful anniversary Roy and Theda!!

Barbara Poole said...

Congratulations on your 70th. Carol spoke so highly of you, I know you must be an extra special couple. May you have a wonderful August 4th and many more. God Bless you both.

Greta Koehl said...

Roy and Theda - Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful blessing to have 70 years of marriage.

Grandma MG said...

Congratulations! You are definitely an inspiration because of who you are and your love and commitment to each other and everyone you meet. Again, congratulations!

Terri said...

Congratulations Roy and Theda on your 70th Wedding Anniversary!
In 1940 Bing Crosby's version of "Only Forever", became a number 1 hit. I think this song certainly may describe your lives together.
Here are the lyrics to "Only Forever"
"Do I want to be with you
As the years come and go?
Only forever
If you care to know.
Would I grant all your wishes
And be proud of the task
Only forever
If someone should ask.
How long would it take me
To be near if you beckon?
Off hand I would figure
Less than a second.
Do you think I'll remember
How you looked when you smile?
Only forever
That's puttin' it mild."

Congratulations on this very special anniversary!

How long would it take me
To be near if you beckon?
Off hand I would figure
Less than a second.
Do you think I'll remember
How you looked when you smile?
Only forever
That's puttin' it mild.

GrannyPam said...

Congratulations on your 70th anniversary. How wonderful you have had all that time together!

Cindy Bergeron Scherwinski said...

Congratulations Roy and Theda. Proof positive that good things do happen to wonderful people. Blessings to you both as you celebrate life.

Fondly from a fellow Geneablogger ...

Cindy Bergeron Scherwinski

John G. West said...

Congratulations! Seventy years is just wonderful. My wife & I only have 41 years and we feel blessed... your lives must be bountiful in blessings!

lindalee said...

Happy Anniversary Roy and Theda. 70 years....You are an inspiration to us all.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary Roy and Theda. Surely you must be the expression of I Corinthians 13 ~ God's Love Chapter in life. A lifetime together for the good of the other. A true testimony of marriage for us.
God's best continued Blessings to you.

Linda McCauley said...

Happy Anniversary Roy & Theda! 70 years - simply amazing!

Kathy said...

Happy Anniversary Roy and Theda. What a grand accomplishment! Here's to many more.