He knows more about orchids that most of us will in a lifetime.
And has perfected the growing of Queen Anne's Lace with it's delicate white blooms.
His lovely wife is creatively talented in her own rite. She completed the needlework on the above pictured pillowcase, and I marvel at the time and skill that was needed to complete a project like this. I was told by her daughter, that she recently made all new dust-ruffles and curtains for their bedroom. The talents that this couple were given are so many.
Near the top of the list of their varied interests, is the unwavering support of their beloved Atlanta Brave's baseball team. This year they were fortunate to again be given another visit to see their team play. Before I go on with this story I need to share some very important facts regarding this dear couple:
~ They are both 85 years old.
~ They have been married for 65 of those years.
~ They are parents of six daughters. They are the grandparents of our middle daughter's husband.
Here they are entering the Brave's stadium, and as is often their practice, making friends with everyone they meet along their pathway, even the game attendents at the stadium.
Settled in at the game and so happy to be there, they are discovered by one of the game's cameramen. It was just in time for the evening "kiss cam" and they were ready.
Over the years, they do not give each other cards, but they do share written messages with each other on paper plates. They put them at the breakfast table on their special occasions, like birthdays, anniversaries, Easter, and etc. Their daughter remembers this from her childhood and thought it was silly then, but now says, "she could almost cry as she sees their sentiments written out."
The plates were saved and are now covering the refrigerator door in the kitchen. How blessed they must feel each time they see these heartfelt messages.