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55 and Counting!

Summer road trip. Day 26 Monday June 27, 2011

55. Jerry and I spent our 55th wedding anniversary in Globe, AZ. Jerry and Brother Dean, along with Brother Dean’s son played 18 holes of golf beginning early in the morning. I had to take care of some printing and mailing, then poked around this nifty mining town where there are lots of historic buildings.

Suddenly, as I prowled about with my camera, wafting over the warm air, I heard magnificent music. It was 11:00, and coming from this building were clear, splendid peals of church bells. It was beautiful.

Meandering flower shots.

In the evening the Deans joined us for our anniversary dinner. We drove out to Roosevelt Lake, but both the places they had in mind were closed on Monday. No problem, for when we had eaten at the Mexican food place on Saturday, Brother Dean’s steak has looked so delicious, and he had raved about it so much, we gladly went there. Jerry and I shared a 16 oz. rib eye. Fabulous.

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 83 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 63 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

6 replies on “55 and Counting!”

Happy Belated Anniversary to you and Brother Buxton! I haven’t been around the blogworld much, mostly due to Internet problems we’ve had, so I’m catching up a little. God’s richest blessings on you both.

Carol Connell


Dear Sister Buxton – Today is my first day to check out your blog. I am so impressed with your writing and photography. I wish I knew you better. You and Brother Buxton seem so inspiring and precious – awesome godly people!! Recently, my daughter, Heidi Flowers, visited with you in Missouri. She loves you, too!! Happy Belated 55th Anniversary!!! We celebrated 37 years in May; my parents celebrated 60 in February!! God is good!!
Love & Prayers,
Charlotte Mills, MS


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