Oh, how we danced on the night we were wed
We vowed our true love though a word wasn't said
The world was in bloom, there were stars in the skies
Except for the few that were there in your eyes

Dear as I held you close in my arms
Angels were singing a hymn to your charms
Two hearts gently beating, murmuring low
Darling, I love you so

The night seemed to fade into blossoming dawn
The sun shone anew but the dance lingered on
Could we but relive that sweet moment sublime
We'd find that our love is unaltered by time
Major and Marthe (Drummond) Close  August 17, 1957
Major and Marthe (Drummond) Close
Celebrate 50 Years
This has been a summer of celebrations for many of us .... lots of shared memories of 50 years ago.

Our children had a 50th Anniversary Celebration for Major and me at Close Memorial Park, which is a city botanical park. The land was
given by Major and his sister in memory of their Dad.  Because there is a lake named Lake Drummond and a life-size sculpture of my late
Mother, Anne Drummond, we felt close to our parents as well as the family and friends who had gathered to share this special occasion
with us.  All of our children and grandchildren were a part of this very memorable event in our lives.

On August 17, our actual anniversary, we shared a dinner celebration with Clark and Margaret Kelly, who were married on the same day
we were. Clark and I lived on the same block when our family moved to Springfield in 1944 and we enjoy our time with the Kelly's, both
here in Springfield and on vacation. The following week, we joined Vincent and Connie Tyndall as the six of us celebrated the Tyndall's
50th anniversary.  Clark and I have been friends since the fourth grade, and became friends of Vinnie’s when we all attended ]arrett ]unior
High together. There were many stories shared at this dinner.,. some of which could be told since the 50year statute of limitations had
expired. What a joy it was to be together.  As a friend has told me, "those who celebrate 50 years of marriage are an endangered species".

We were also fortunate to go on a cruise and land tour to Alaska in late ]uly with Major’s sister and her husband (who were married two
weeks after we were in 1957) and their two first cousins and their spouses.

Marty Drummond Close