Saturday, November 02, 2013


By Lee Shephard

Ed and Linda, Oct.28, 1963
Linda and I celebrated our Golden Anniversary a few days ago.  Oct 28th was the magic day, back in 1963.

Since then there have been magic days galore for us. Three great children, 5 terrific grandchildren...and we're still in love.

It doesn't get any better than that!

Linda's Mom and Dad (George and Sydney Hartford) hosted an elaborate party for us a few weeks later at Columbia Country Club in Bethesda Maryland. And by elaborate, I mean elaborate (expensive). It was a "Party to be Remembered."

And it was; but for the wrong reason.

It was held on Saturday night, November 23, 1963.

The night after President Kennedy had been assassinated.

Some "party."