JUST REMARRIED ... what a hoot!
On April 11, 2003 my uncle Bobby
and aunt Doris celebrated their 50th anniversary with a renewal of
their wedding vows. The Mass and ceremony were celebrated by
Monsignor Doug Ruan at the St.
Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Rio Rancho. Music was by
Steve Woodbury. St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church is the largest
Catholic church in New Mexico.
[Front left] Stephanie
Loken, Andrea Loken, Uncle Bobby,
Aunt Doris, Martha Moss, Jeff Moss
[back left] Barbara
Moss, Paul Loken, Laurie Loken, Robert Vander Putten,
Barbara Vander Putten.
Photo by Christine
Following the wedding, a reception
was held at the reception Chamisa
Hills Country Club in Rio Rancho. All their children and
grandchildren and numerous friends attended. Relatives and
friends from all over the country sent "tons of cards and
Daughter Laurie wrote, "It was
very nice, very touching. It is obvious that they still love
each other as much as they did on their wedding day. I guess a
touching thing was that I had the
wedding photo (8x10) that is posted on [this] site blown up to
a 22x24 poster that I had mounted and laminated. we put that
on a easel that was displayed at the door when people first came
in. It totally blew mom and dad away. The really funny
thing was, that as a gift to us children, mom had made smaller
versions of the same one that she has framed for us!"
Aunt Doris added, "There were so many
things that could be told but mostly being surrounded by our
family and friends and knowing how much went into the planning of
that day between our children....it was beautiful and
loving......maybe we did something right all those years"
"[Oh] and I forgot to mention [our]
granddaughters sneaked out right after the ceremony and soaped the
windows of the van.....'JUST REMARRIED'...with the original
date...what a hoot...."