Journal of the San Juan Islands


With a little help from our friends | Letters

November 7, 2012 · Updated 3:28 PM

Don and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary this week with friends and family.

As graduates of Friday Harbor High School, we consider it a privilege to have grown up on San Juan Island in the unique era of the 60s. I remember the little cemetery in the valley where my sisters Gina and Susie were laid to rest about the time Don and I married; so nothing is so dear to my childhood than the little white church in the vale.

It was so much fun to attend Friday Harbor High School. And over the years to attend class reunions with those who graduated between 1960 – 1963.

Growing up in Friday Harbor together makes us feel like cousins. Our family now includes four children; Dennis, Loree, Russ and Cheryl, their spouses and seven little grandchildren.

We want to thank the Friday Harbor community for the love and support that you’ve given us over the years, because no one reaches a 50th wedding anniversary alone. It really does take a community.

Don/Jocie DeVries / Lynwood, Wash.


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