Shhhhhh! Don’t tell anyone!
Tomorrow, April 11th, is a historic day. Bill and Rex Ann Roderick will be celebrating their fiftieth wedding anniversary!
Who are these people, you might ask? Let me tell you:
He is a Yankee (born in Ohio), while she’s a Southerner (born in Arkansas). They met in California in the 1960s. In 1964, they got married in jeans, and after the wedding, he took her back to her parents’ house, because he had to report for basic training. Oh, and one of them lied about their age on the marriage license.
They are Christians who have, for the last 40+ years of their lives, been teaching the Bible. Bill (a.k.a. “Blondie”–even though there’s not a blond hair on his head) has been preaching at Gravel Hill as long as anyone can remember (rumor has it, that’s about 39 years). Rex Ann has been teaching classes there just about as long.
They’ve had their difficult times (ask them about the time where he tried to grow a beard and she started plucking the hairs out one by one with tweezers while he was asleep). But they’ve stuck together through it all (he’s been shaving every day since).
They have also both appeared on the Cobb Kids Audio Show (in episode 2, Jane’s Restaurant).
They are the proud parents of Jesse Cobb (and her siblings, too), and they tolerate her husband, Bradley (because of their grandkids).
Congratulations on fifty years, and thanks for showing what love and dedication can accomplish in a marriage!
Why not take the time to leave them an anniversary wish? We’ll pass any comments on to them.