Lou Pickney's Online Commentary
November 1, 2003
My grandfather, Evert Blaylock, recently wrote this poem in celebration of his 60th wedding anniversary to his wife (and my grandmother), Pearle. I thought I'd share it with you on here.
by Evert Blaylock
As I review my game of life
I never could play ball
But in the game of I life I won
The greatest prize of all.
In the mountains of East Tennessee
Where Mountain Laurels grow
I met and won the sweetest girl
That any man could know!
Through 60 years both good and bad
We've stuck through thick and thin
And if we'd live life over
We'd do it all again.
She's been the perfect partner
As fine and true as steel
And that is why I'm writing this
To tell her how I feel.
Today more than one hundred people came out to celebrate my grandparents' 60th anniversary, which we celebrated with a party at their Windlands retirement community in Nashville. It was a great time, getting to see family members I hadn't seen in years, talk with various family friends, and be introduced to acquaintances of Grandmama and Granddaddy who I'm told had heard many stories about me from them over the past few years. My Mom in particular worked especially hard to make the event a success, and everything went very well. I wouldn't have missed it for anything.
Think about their accomplishment for a second... SIXTY YEARS married to the same person. That's an absolutely incredible achievement. I'm thrilled to be up here in Nashville to celebrate the milestone with them.
|I made the trip to Nashville to celebrate my grandparents' 60th wedding anniversary.|
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