A Lifetime of Love Celebrated at Silverado

Location : North Houston 
Loveofalifetime ENRICHED

By Lueata Evenson, Silverado Hospice

Jack and Barbara L., both of whom are residents at Silverado Cypresswood, celebrated their 64th anniversary in style thanks to their children, Silverado Hospice and the Cypresswood community. Associates from both service lines collaborated with the family to plan a beautiful anniversary party.

The celebration was complete with a piano player and singer who sang the couple’s favorite love songs, including “Moon River” and “Stardust”. Silverado associates decorated the Cypresswood community with Barbara’s favorite colors, purple and silver, and a local bakery donated a gorgeous three-tier wedding cake.

With such a long and happy marriage, Jack shared his advice for a lifelong commitment in marriage, “one word, love.” He still remembers the first time he laid eyes on his beautiful bride — his fraternity house, Sigma Phi Epsilon, was throwing a welcome party for the Delta Delta Delta freshman pledges. He was setting up the party props when Barbara walked by — it was love at first sight.

At the party, each of the Tri Delta pledges had her own introduction line. He went straight to Barbara’s line and introduced himself. He immediately went back to the end of her line and greeted her again. He then went in for a third and final time, and instead of saying a simple hello, he went in for a kiss! After kissing her, he told everyone standing close by “this is the girl I am going to marry.” From that day forward, they have been in love and the rest is history.

Jack and Barbara traveled the world and raised three wonderful children. Through it all, they laughed a lot, loved a lot and remained best friends. Although it’s been 64 years since they said “I do”, they still look at each other like it’s the first time that they have laid eyes on each other.

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