With our pre-autumn weather settling down for the afternoon, we celebrated royally with our five Golden Jubilarians for 2014. If you haven't been to our website yet, you can see them here.
We were expecting 300 guests adding to 100 of us---and I think everybody showed up. Great Evening Prayer service with renewal of vows, delicious food at the reception provided by our own kitchen staff (transformed into their catering mode) and lots and lots of conversations, laughter and enjoyment in each other's company.
Anne's reflections at the prayer are here if you haven't read them.
Afterwards the celebrants all had a gathering for family and friends, especially for those who have traveled from out of town. One of the parties was held at a small place just south of us but with a considerably higher elevation. Here's the view of the sunset we got from their deck.