Wednesday, May 27, 2009

FIFTY YEARS TODAY---MAY 28th 1959----MAY 28th 2009

Mary Burleson

Here is the woman who has shared those fifty years with me.



Mary Burleson said...

Back atcha' Handsome!
Love you. MB

Thy Peace said...

Congratulations to both. The closest person I can think of who was similar to you Paul and Mary's quest for life long learning and yearning to share this knowledge with others is Fred Smith Sr., of Breakfast With Fred. Fred loved to think in principles, same as Leonardo Da Vinci.

All the below links are from Breakfast with Fred site.

Focused for Greatness
How do you determine who your own personal heroes will be?

Work Out the Principle
In excerpts from a 1961 speech Fred Smith talks about the power of principles

Learning To Identify Principles
Fred Smith shares his wisdom about the proper use of experience

Decision Making Principles
Principles and examples of decision making principles

Bob Cleveland said...

I know how it felt to get to that milestone, so I am thrilled that you have, too.

Heartiest congrats!

Paul Burleson said...

Thy Peace.

Thanks and those look like great sites. I appreciate the heads up to Fred Smith Sr. I'll check him out.


Again, thanks for your friendship.

MB said...

Congratulations to both of you. I have benefited from most of those 50 years, watching, listening and loving you both as you have loved Bobby and me. My life has been blessed by your long journey! What a wonderful milestone. Love you both!

Aussie John said...


So! The penalty for cradle snatching in your country is greater than fifty years!

Paul Burleson said...


You have in fact been a part of a good many of those years and you're one of the reasons Mary and I cherish them. You and Bobby are more than friends. What is that "sticketh closer than a brother" [sister] thing the scriptures speak about?

Aussie John,

Now THAT is funny. Mary is going to especially like it. [But she's got a weird sense of humor also.] :)

Steve Miller said...

Paul and Mary,

I guess we just missed your posting for today because we sent comments last night to the May 22 posting. Anyway, if you get to read it or not, congrats on a wonderful milestone of love and commitment. We love you guys and thank you for your influence in our marriage.

Steve and KaJean Miller

Paul Burleson said...

Steve and KaJean,

Thanks you guys. I'll check the other post too.

Clif Cummings said...

Paul & Mary,

Congratulataions on 50 Years of enjoying God's gift of marriage to each other. You are both a testimony of growing in God's grace and an example to all. May you children rise up and call you blessed! (Oh - yeah, they already do!! - Praise God!)

Pastor Clif Cummings

Kevin Bussey said...

Happy Anniversary

Paul Burleson said...


Thank you and good to hear from you.


Thank you.

Ken said...

Paul and Mary,
Congratulations. We think of you often and wish the best for you today and everyday.

Paul Burleson said...


Thanks. it was a great celebration the kids put together.