Light Posting Alert: Mead Clan Celebrates Diamond Jubilee
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  • ms

    Congratulations to the Venerable Mead Matriarch and Patriarch! May they celebrate many more anniversaries with their family and friends. If only every child could have such parents.

  • Kenny

    Congrats and best wishes.

  • “We made a deal at the beginning,” they say. “Whoever left had to take the children.”

    I will remember that.

  • I love what you wrote about your parents and count myself fortunate to have been able to have been a recipient of their very special love. Please pass along my good wishes and thanks.

  • david c

    All the best to you and your family!

  • Corlyss

    Congrats to a couple with remarkable endurance.

  • John

    God bless the entire tribe, as clearly He has already–and if they’re much at all like you, the tribe has blessed everyone with whom they’ve come into contact.

    Thanks for sharing this time of joy, Walter, and thanks for your efforts in this blog.

  • WigWag

    Congratulations on the Diamond wedding anniversary!

  • Chaim

    Congratulations and best wishes to the entire Mead family. What a beautiful story. Lives well lived. And a blessing to the world. May they have many more celebrations to come.

  • Toni

    Look all around you. Our world has too many examples of bad parenting passed down from generation to generation.

    To hear the story of a faithful couple who passed along examples of good parenting is incomparably heartening.

    Here’s to the Venerable Mead and the Grand Matriarch and all the progeny who have passed and are passing along those examples! The world needs more of you.

  • Raymond R

    Congratulations and may you have many more

  • Soul

    Happy anniversary for your parents, and hope the reunion goes well for all!

    As someone that at one time worked extensively on his family genealogy, I would joke about family reunions and meeting distant cousins for the first time – the legend can often be better than reality!

    What you mention about your family reminds me a bit of my father’s folks. My grandparents were as poor as they come. When they got married they had no where to live. So my great grandfather split off around half of his house – a house he built himself – and dragged it to the other side of his farm for them to live in. There they raised 4 boys. Granddad never was healthy, he was a diabetic, and holding jobs was not easy for him. He eventually stopped trying and took up rock hunting in geologic rich eastern Oregon. He had some success, most notably finding a large uranium deposit. Didn’t make much money on it, but was always proud of what he did. And my grandmother was a volunteer nurse, who I believe also was a bit into politics. her uncle at least was an elected official in Idaho and later worked in DC and she followed his work. She was well thought of, and hard to believe after all these years, but I will occasionally hear about how much of a difference her work made for others.

    But despite the lack of wealth, my father and 3 uncles often say the small home was full of love and caring. All have gone on to successful careers, lives and more or less are friends today often taking with each other.

  • Anthony

    “They never had much money but always did the important things”…. And the reward is there love and progeny – God Bless.

  • SteveMG

    “Celebrate we will ’cause life is short but sweet for certain.”

    So very sweet.

    Congrats Mr. Meade. You’re a very wealthy man.

  • Scott

    Thank you for sharing this loving glimpse of your world. Your postings are even more meaningful knowing a little of the ground out of which they grow.

  • Pete Dellas

    In a day when marriages are as expendable as baby diapers, a marriage of 60 years ought to be celebrated and held up as a role model! Congratulations to the Meads on such a wonderful milestone.

  • Tim Nauss

    Walter, I attended the 50th event in Charleston and considered myself very fortunate indeed. These two people are so special in my life and I wish I could have been there again this time around. Please extend my hearty congratulations to Loren and Polly!

    They say the apple does not fall from the tree. In your parents case, they benefit greatly from their respective two families and their parents, which were notable themselves. Those southern values have long legs and have followed your parents over the years as they moved from place to place raising the four of you.

    I call myself fortunate to know them and be an extended part of your family.

    Thank you again for sharing.

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