Fifty Years!

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.

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6 thoughts on “Fifty Years!”

  1. Congratulations to our wonderful Christian friends. We love you and appreciate all of the good that you have done for so many years of serving the Lord. We look forward to being with you next week in the meeting if ya’ll have time to come and nothing else to do.

  2. Happy anniversary to Bill & Rex Ann! And congratulations on this milestone! I would love to see them again! I’m reminded of good–and I mean GOOD–RoundHouse memories!!

  3. Hello brother and sister Roderick. Sheryl and I, along with my mother, Mildred, would like to wish you both a very happy anniversary. You were such good friends to my parents and we will never forget it. Thank you for the example you continue to provide of dedication, love and Christian faith. May you have many more happy years together. May God bless you both as you continue to serve in His kingdom.

  4. Thank you. We appreciate you. We’re not the only ones holding up a Christian example (we see that in you as well). Give your mother a hug from both of us.

  5. Donna Cobb
    Congratulations! I’m thinking there was a whole lot of that story left out. Maybe the Cobb Kids should address those adventures in one of their radio shows. You know– talk about the good ole days. Hope you have many more exciting years together!

  6. thank you for your congratulations, the kids could put a lot of stories on those shows.. We sure have been enjoying them and their little episodes, between us we have some talented grand kids, and kids too.

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