Seven similar, selfless, scintillating, stimulating, sexy, scrupulous, sagacious, and spontaneous couples shared their October anniversaries in a special way!
The seven couples – Adventurous Austins; Charming Cheathams; Compassionate Clarks; Noble Norrises; Powerful Powells; Regal Reids and Wonderful Woodsons blessed GOD and others recently at their auspicious occasion held at Sweetwater Country Club on October 28, 2011. GOD created and ordained marriage; therefore, marriage is a good thing. Life is a celebration. So they celebrated! Each couple celebrated from 12 to 49 years of marriage with a total of over 225 years of married bliss.
The Anniversary Celebrants with wedding dates were: Jessie & Stanley Reid, October 26, 1962; Jannifer & Cleveland Woodson, October 26, 1968; Brenda & Roland Powell, October 03, 1970; Anita & Bill Cheatham, October 19, 1971; Mable & Mose Austin, October 27, 1978; Bessye & Franklin Clark, October 08, 1994; and Sonja & Garfield Norris, October 19, 1999.
The celebration began with a meet, greet, & photo session; followed by the welcome, the occasion, and introductions; then prayer, sharing, bon appétit, and a fun game. Lots of hugs, smiles, and laughter filled the exquisitely decorated private dining room.
“Every couple who RSVP’d came,” said the event coordinator, Mable Scott Austin, wife of Mose Austin. “WOW! Perfect attendance!” Each couple contributed to the success of the special evening. Every couple brought gifts to share. The Adventurous Austins coordinated the event, secured the Sweetwater Country Club private dining room, and penned the “Marriage Couples Blessings” prayer. The Charming Cheathams printed the prayer on beautiful parchment paper and presented to each couple in magnificent frames. The Regal Reids provided the parchment and card stock printing of the programs. The Powerful Powells provided magical music and edited the prayer. The Compassionate Clarks provided the inspiring and beautiful table place cards which contained the couple’s name, anniversary date, encouraging quote, and empowering poem – “Marriage Takes Three” printed on the inside. The poem focuses on the fact that the only third person in marriage should always be GOD! The Clarks also helped in the editing of the “Marriage Couples Blessings’ prayer.
The Noble Norris’s provided the fun-filled leadership for the ‘Truly Blessed and Highly Favored Married Couples’ Game” There were four questions valued at 5, 10, 15, & 25 points. The first prize couple was the Charming Cheathams and they were given a gift card to Target. The second prize couple was the Adventurous Austins. They received two movie tickets to Star Cinema Grill. The prizes were generously given by the Noble Norrises. Mable Scott Austin also commented, “The game was wonderful fun! The husbands took longer to answer their questions than the wives. (Smile). This was truly GOD’s appointed time for us to spend together!”
The evening ended with romantic dancing at the Austin’s home. Mable Scott Austin summarized the evening by saying, “We had a blast! Our FATHER GOD is so good, and we are so grateful!”