Across the River
A celebration of a 60-year-marriage
On Sunday, last week, a surprise party was held for Betty Brock and Vince Brock. It was their 60th wedding anniversary, and their sons, Vincent, Jr., Ken and Dan and daughter-in-law, Traci, my niece, Rose, and I put together a party. It was no easy task, for we had only a few days to arrange everything.
All of the guests were relatives and a few good friends and everyone brought a dish to pass, so there was a really wonderful variety of great food.
My daughter helped me by making a basic wedding cake which I decorated- this was a great help for me as I didn’t have large cake pans. The weather was pretty nice and many sat outside on the deck.
The guests of honor were really surprised. They had been told that there was going to be a party, a picnic-type of party with hot dogs and hamburg’s, so they were completely surprised when they came to the party and saw all the cars, and only then did they realize that it was a party for them.
They received many gifts and a great time was had by everyone. It started at 3:30 and lasted till 7 p.m. I was glad to go home and put my feet up.
Most of my children were unable to attend the party. It was short notice so everyone had previous commitments. My daughter, Joanne, had to attend an art show-she was one of the participants (she is an accomplished artist) and I learned, last night that she won “best of show.”
I learned this from my son, Bo, who called to tell me. Joanne is very modest and would not mention that she won. She belongs to an art club, and periodically and art director from RIT comes to judge the art work, so this is not her first “win” — she has received many ribbons for her art work.
Joanne actually became part of a family noted for artistry-her mother-in-law, Natalie McCormick and sister-in-law, Pam are also artists and have received many ribbons for their art. And, of course, her husband Kevin, works for Jim Davis, as he does many of the “Garfield” cartoons.
My daughter, Janice, is an artist and many of her paintings adorn my walls. And, last but not least, my grandson, Sam recently received much recognition for a painting which he just completed-he attends Monroe Community College.
Last week, I accompanied y daughter as she delivered a wedding cake to the City, “Rochester.” I usually ride “shotgun” for her when she had a large wedding cake to deliver. We have to watch the traffic for any kind of “bump” would disintegrate the cake. The cake had to be delivered to “Marios” in Pittsford. The most difficult thing to achieve is delivering a huge, wedding cake. Of course, the problem was compounded for it was raining very hard and it was Saturday which is a most heavily trafficked day. Marios did not have a table prepared for the cake, so we had to wait until that was achieved.
Happy birthday to my grandson, Harley, my sons, Bo and Steve, whose birthdays occur on May 11th, 18th, and 22nd, respectively. Birthday parties will take place soon. With such a large extended family, we seem to have a party every other week or so. These are, of course, blessings, for which we are most grateful.
Christiano Hardware had a huge auction on Saturday of this week. Bid ‘N Buy conducted the auction. When I stopped in to pay my bill, Dick told me that they were disposing of most of their stock and were going to restock the store with newer merchandise. Christiano has been in business for many years-we have been their customer for a long time.
On Saturday and Sunday, I watched the Wells Fargo golf tournament on TV. I marveled at how some of the players participating in the tournament were so very young. Some of the players were in their 20’s! I watched Ricky Fowler on Saturday and noticed, with interest, that he coordinated his clothing. He wore a mint green outfit, complete with “green” golf shoes.
On Sunday, he was attired completely in orange garments-bright orange! I thought, to myself, “could these bright colors “distract” the other players?” As I watched him play I thought this young man could very well catch up and win the tournament! And, sure enough, that is exactly what he did. He is only 23 years old!
Congratulations to the Yunkers, Toni and Dave on having the distinction of being chosen as the Leicester Senior Citizens of the Year. Also to Margaret Vengalio of Geneseo, and Jerry and Evelyn Rolison of Mount Morris. All are most deserving of this honor. All of these folks will be honored at the Seniorama which will be held on Saturday, May 19 at the York Central School Auditorium.