OSWEGO, NY – Family and friends gathered recently at campsite #61 at Moffitt Beach in Speculator, NY, to celebrate 50 years of marriage for Jeanne (Hadlow) and Bob Coad.
In 1961, Jeanne and Bob met at the popular Adirondack destination on campsite #61, while Jeanne was camping with her family, and Bob was visiting with friends.
As it turns out, it was a meeting that would begin a longstanding commitment between a perfect couple.
After dating for five years, they were married in 1966 and celebrated their 50-year milestone this past July 2 with a renewal of their vows at site #61 and Hawaiian-style luau afterwards.
Jeanne and Bob were joined in celebration by their son, Jeff and his wife, Johnna; daughter, Kelly; and their grandson, Tanner; as well as numerous other family members and close friends for the weekend-long celebration, held earlier this month.
They have never missed a summer of camping at Moffitt Beach since 1966 and celebrate their anniversary each year at their favorite destination, and make a point every year to walk up to site #61 to reflect on their lifetime of memories.