We joined them at 10:30 Mass in Bloomfield. Mass was being celebrated in their honor on their 50th anniversary. Grandpa and Grandma were surprised when we slipped into the pew beside them. During the announcements before Mass, the lector pointed out that it was Roger and Merina's 50th wedding anniversary. Father pointed out during his homily that it was their 50th wedding anniversary and Father also called them forward for a special blessing during the prayers. There were many family members in attendance for Mass. They were Lois Leader (sister-in-law), Frannie and Sharlene Guenther (brother & sister-in-law), Charlie and Judy Guenther (brother & sister-in-law), Michael Guenther (nephew), Gary Leader and family (nephew) and our family. Many parishioners congratulated them after Mass.
After Mass, we invited all the family members and Father to join us for lunch in Lindy at the Country Club. Lindy is a very small town, but the buffet lunch was excellent. We enjoyed a salad bar, cheesy potatoes, ham, pork loin, green beans and cake off of the buffet.
Roger and Merina enjoying the day!