Jack and PJ Hidde celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the Christopher Creek Bible Fellowship Church with about 80 friend and relatives. They renewed their wedding vows with Pastor Ed Hepworth. Their son, Art Hidde, and daughter, Gayle Naftzger spoke about their parent's relationship and their dream of moving to Christopher Creek, which came true when Jack retired in 1998.
The Hiddes reside in C-Canyon in Christopher Creek and anyone who meets them will tell you they are one of the most delightful couples you could ever meet. Their anniversary was wonderful, and afterward the children decorated their car. The Hiddes drove through the community with a sign on their vehicle that read, "Just Married Again." We all wish Jack and PJ another 50 wonderful years together.
Don't forget the Ninth Annual Rusty Cooper Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament scheduled for Saturday, May 21, at Pine Meadows Country Club in Overgaard. All proceeds benefit Payson High School students. For more information call Power Webb at (928) 474-4903, Karen Thorton (928) 478-4133, or Larry Boeschling at (928) 535- 5148.
In honor of Mother's Day I would like to urge those of you who haven't spoken to your mother in a while to pick up the phone and call her. Do something special for her this year. Life is too short and someday you may wake up and wish you did things differently. My mother was here visiting for three months.
I am very fortunate to have a very caring mother who I love dearly. She is not just my mother. She is my best friend. I miss her immensely and wish she could always be here. As we get older we realize just how short life is, and that our mothers may not be around forever. Treasure every moment you have with her; mothers are a rare breed and deserve to be loved unconditionally.
My mother showed all of us hope, compassion, and understanding. She put God in our lives and taught us all about life. I remember the first time I fell and needed stitches. She was there for me then and she's been there since when I fall. She taught me how to cook and sometimes I am not so good at it. Sometimes I have to call her to find a certain recipe because I messed it up, and 53 years later she is still there, telling me how to make it. I love you mom today and always. If your mother is no longer around take some flowers to a nursing home and visit the women there. It will make their day and your's too. Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers in the world. Know that you are loved and cherished even if sometimes the words are not there. All I have to do is look in the mirror and I see her, laugh and I hear her. She is always with me.