Last Thursday, Sept. 6th was the 60th wedding anniversary for my sister Joan and her husband Ralph Smith. Yesterday all 5 of Joan and Ralph’s children and their spouses and 6 of the 8 grandchildren gathered for cake at Manor Care in Walnut Creek where Ralph is a patient.
Ralph and Joan celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.
Ralph and Joan and their 5 children: Ginny Haynes, Dave Smith, Ken Smith, Alan Smith, and Janet Keeter
Ginny and Ron Haynes live in Pleasant Hill, Dave and Muffy live in Portland, OR, Ken and Anne live in Scotts Valley near Santa Cruz, Alan and Lisa live in Orinda, and Janet and Steve live in Lodi.
Muffy Marshall and Dave Smith, Dave’s son Anthony is between them; Alan and Lisa Smith, Dave’s daughter Natalie Smith, Steve and Janet Keeter, Anne and Ken Smith,
Alan and Lisa’s daughter Kayla is in front of Ken. Next to Kayla is her sister Alyssa. Next to Ken are his sons Kyle and Alec. Ginny and Ron Haynes.
2 granddaughters are missing. Dave’s daughter Cecilia is teaching in Peru. Ken and Anne’s daughter Caroline Smith is a student at Santa Barbara City College. Muffy’s daughters, Samantha and Sophia were unable to attend.
The family went back to Joan’s house in Alamo for a late dinner. Dave stayed with Ralph at the Manor and watched part of the Cal football game with his Dad.
Alec is about to transfer to UC Davis where he was recruited by the baseball coach, and his father Ken was helping him move in today.
As Brandon put it on Facebook, Joan and Ralph were 5 for 5 with successful kids.
Thanks to Janet for the pictures.