Today Trisha and John, Sandra, Debbie, Maverick and I gathered with Mom and Dad for a lunch at Gilcrease Museum's restaurant, the Osage. The restaurant overlooks the Osage hills west of Tulsa.
Sixty years ago on December 12, 1948 Ellis Clanton and Emalene Alexander exchanged vows in a ceremony presided over by her father Robert Alexander. They were blessed with two lovely daughters. And finally they had the apple of their eye, a son (some editorial privilege being taken here). Dad has always said I am the best son he ever had.
In a discussion over lunch I mentioned that they had been married longer than any of us had been alive. Dad said, "I hope so!"
In all seriousness, Trisha, Sandra and I have so much for which be thankful. We could not have asked for better parents if we could have ordered a set. Their home has always been one of happy times and great nurturing. They made a great team being patient and kind and loving the built a wonderful place for growing and learning how to live.
WE LOVE YOU MOM AND DAD! HAPPY 60TH ANNIVERSARY!!