Thanks to friends, family for surprise anniversary party

To the Editor:

Without succumbing to flowery speech and tears, I would like to send a short thank you to all the friends and family who recently attended the complete surprise party given to my wife, Joyce, and I on our 50th wedding anniversary.

To realize you still have all these wonderful people around you after so long a time is truly comforting.

Special thanks to my daughter, Amanda, and her brother, Coleman, for organizing the whole thing. They have both been the shining stars in our lives, and we know now that we owe them much more than they owe us.

Both Joyce and I are indeed the luckiest people alive. Thanks to all of you who attended, and we wish you all long life and happiness.

Brant Wilson