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An Extremely Memorable 50th Wedding Anniversary Day

Last weekend we celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary. We did not want a big bash – just something between the two of us.  We had a nice lunch and then my wife wanted a “Senior Coffee” at McDonalds.  I drove up to the drive-thru order screen and ordered.  Not thinking – and in another world as I am some days at 71 – I pulled in front of the car in the other order screen. It was not my turn!  My wife told the lady driving that we were “sorry” – she said that was OK.  When we got to the pay window – at my wife’s suggestion – we asked how much was the lady’s order?  It was around $12.00 so we decided to pay for her meal.

After we got the coffee – we pulled around the corner so my wife could place some ice in it to cool it down.  The lady pulled up beside us and rolled down her window so I rolled down mine.  She said “thank you!” She explained that her mother had died this year, and she recently got divorced, plus she was down to her last dollars – she just had enough to pay for her and her daughter’s drive-thru order.  She was crying!!!!

We told her that this was our 50th Wedding Anniversary and that she sure gave us a great “memory” to remember this day.  She said “thanks” again and wished us a “Happy Anniversary.”  My wife and I just looked at each other as she pulled away – my wife had tears in her eyes.  I had a lump in my throat.  What a great 50th Anniversary Day memory this will be for us!!!!!!!!

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Bob Grant
I am semi-retired and host a number of Wordpress content management system websites. I live in Kansas City, Missouri and my work history was primarily spent within the business community.

4 comments to An Extremely Memorable 50th Wedding Anniversary Day

  • Don Frankel


    It’s a good thing you had your wife with you. I mean you could have not just cut in front of the woman but eaten her meal and this whole thing could have wound up on the news. ‘Woman chokes man at McDonald’s for taking her last bit of food!’

    But seriously a really sweet memory. A lot of times in this life you do things for people and never know what the outcome is.

  • Bob Grant

    It was certainly something we did not anticipate but will “always” remember.

  • Happy anniversary, Bob. You are one of the world’s nice guys.

  • Bob Grant

    I appreciate that – thank you! I will have to share this with my wife – there were times, over the 50 years, she had her doubts I am sure.

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