Vicki and Si Ford Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary With Six Children, Twenty Grandchildren and Many Friends: See Photos Print

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August 8, 2010: Vicki and Si Ford celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at their White Bear Lake home in Minnesota with over fifty guests in attendance flown in from all parts of the country and beyond. By anyone's standards, it was a smashing success.

Joining the festivities were their six children and spouses, 20 grandchildren, many extended family members, and members of their original wedding party--- all witness to the fact that family and friends have been an important part of the Ford's 50 years of marriage.

The celebration turned out to be a three-day affair.  On Friday night, when the guests arrived, a formal party for families was held. On Saturday, an early evening supper was hosted by Alex Bjorklund, Vicki's cousin.  Then on Sunday afternoon, a typical "Ford Event" gathered neighbors and all the families for a picnic, games (tug-of-war, flour bomb fight) face-painting and a scavenger hunt.

Vicki and Si have lived in Bronxville for well over thirty years and have participated and supported many organizations and colleges in the community (under statement). Vicki is the Eastchester Town Councilwoman from Bronxville having served in that capacity for over four terms, and Si, among many other things, is a former Eastchester Fire Commissioner.

A verse by Vicki from the wedding invitation reads as follows: 

Remembering the time
With children and kin
A moment of quiet
Was found in the din.
The years all away
Without a trace
When briefly enfolded
In a loving embrace.

To see photos of those attending, hit this link:  http://www.myhometownbronxville.com/index.php?option=com_morfeoshow&task=view&gallery=95&Itemid=36

Pictured here:  Vicki and Si Ford at their 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration.

Photos by Sugar Genereaux