The theme of my in-laws’ 60th Wedding Anniversary came from an old, almost forgotten movie “The Lost Horizon” with Burt Bacharach’s song, “Living Together, Growing Together”.
While this song never made it big and can hardly be found in CDs of Burt Bacharach songs, we felt this was the most appropriate for our celebration as it talks about how families start out and grow together. Some of the lyrics go this way:
Fill it with people and you got a home
Fill it with love and people take root
It’s just like a tree
Where each branch becomes a family.
Living together, growing together
Just being together
That’s how it starts, 3 loving hearts
Just building together
That makes you strong, when things go wrong.
Reaching 60 years of marriage together is quite an achievement. Many of our guests expressed this sentiment and come to think of it, how many couples are actually blessed to live long enough to see through their 60th? I think I myself won’t live long enough to reach that! So we cannot thank the Lord enough for this tremendous blessing He has given to us.
Cousin Marisa found a YouTube video from the actual movie. The lyrics alone express exactly what family is all about.
Last night, at the celebration, we all sang this onstage while the video presentation that C2 and her cousins worked on for days, flashed on a giant screen.
Below is the video prepared by C2 and her Aussie cousin, Eugene: