Tuesday at Marketplace of Ideas in Fargo Jasper Schneider, State Director of USDA, said, “It is an exciting time to be a North Dakotan”. “We are self determined people. We keep chugging forward.” Yesterday at Jerry & Gladys Schnase’s 50th Anniversary party I realized that many of us are chugging forward with the same mate. At the anniversary & this morning at the Senior Center brunch I took pictures of 13 couples. They have been married a total of 581 years, or an average of 45 years. That is a lot of togetherness! Add to that a few that I missed getting pictures of this am-Barb & Jerry Helm-45 years, Sandy & Ron Cartwright-48 years & Vernon & I-53 years.
But we also have younger couples & singles that give us a well rounded, stable community.
Pictured are: (Click on picture to enlarge) 1. Bill & LaDonna Goodwin-53 years 2. Buck & Janice Buchholz-53 years 3. Deloris & David Geinger-30 years 4. Dorothy & Jerome Peerboom-57 years 5. JoEllen & Butch Ehrman-41 years 6. Kathy & Doug Rademacher-28 years
7. Kevin & Deb Reinowski-19 years 8. Matt & Helen Sieg-61 years 9. Rosie & Royce Ponzer-48 years. 10. Shirley & Bill Nitz-44 years 11. Stan & Norma Martin-43 12. Tillie & Lawrence Reinowski-54 years.
13. Jerry & Gladys Schnase-50th anniversary party Sat. Oct 3. 14. Entertainment 15. Jerry’s antique car