Five decades have passed since the warmth of a perfect day shone on the newlyweds of Beeton. Just north of urban sprawl, St. Pauls Anglican was the setting for a union that was about to initiate a life of love and adventure. A Brown’s Corner farm became their forever home, where they invested in hard work, and trusted that Mother Nature would bless them with favourable and prosperous conditions. The health care field called her name, and she served others unselfishly at two different Forest City hospitals. The arrival of two sons brought them joy, and as they grew into military careers pride mixed with substantial worry circled in their thoughts. Six grandchildren have blessed their lives with youthful enthusiasm, and Magnetawan became their playground. Lake Cecebe became a vintage boat’s channel to adventure, and delight abounded during boathouse fishing sessions. Late fall and early spring often drew them to the slopes of Arizona’s Superstition Mountain Range where wildflowers and cactus blooms greeted them in shades of yellow and crimson splendour. Canyon Lake cruises surrounded them with amethyst encrusted cliffs and dreams of Dutchman’s gold. With family tree always on her mind, they hope their future honours their past by travelling to Pas de Calais, France to visit a young man named Samuel who was lost on June 29, 1916. Violet breezes blow gently over past and future dreams, as they give thanks for fifty years of memories, and look forward to many more in the spirit of Tredarrup.