Congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Robert Weeden Sr., upon the occasion of celebrating their 82nd Wedding Anniversary

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Robert Weeden Sr.
upon the occasion of their 82nd Wedding Anniversary

WHEREAS, Robert and Alice Weeden were united in marriage on June 15,
1931, in Westtown, New York, the same year that the Empire State Build-
ing was completed and the George Washington Bridge was opened; 82 years
later, the loving couple regards each day spent together as a cele-
bration; and
WHEREAS, Wed as teens, Robert and Alice Weeden each celebrated their
100th birthday in 2012; and
WHEREAS, Robert and Alice Weeden are and always have been a tower of
strength, support, understanding and limitless love for their family;
WHEREAS, They are the proud parents of a daughter, Clara Toffel, and a
son, the late Robert Weeden Jr.; they have five grandchildren, eight
great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, Their love, devotion, caring, sensitivity and responsiveness
to their family, friends and all who know them are their hallmark and
tradition; and
WHEREAS, Robert and Alice Weeden lived through the Great Depression on
the Weeden family farm; by 1940 they had saved enough money to rent a
100-acre farm for themselves; and
WHEREAS, In 1945, Robert and Alice Weeden bought their own 200-acre
farm where they milked cows, shucked corn, and grew vegetables; in 1959
they sold the farm and built the house in which they raised their fami-
ly, and which they still call home today; and
WHEREAS, Over the course of more than eight decades together, this
remarkable couple has witnessed and celebrated the innovations, cultural
developments and awesome achievements of this country's last century as
those changes unfolded in their hometown, watching paved roads replace
dirt ones, and subdivisions replace dairy farms; and
WHEREAS, Robert and Alice Weeden have lived and continue to live their
lives with great dignity and genuine grace, always demonstrating a deep
and continuing concern for human values and ideals, and in so doing,
they have inspired others to do the same; and
WHEREAS, This meaningful occasion is the result of the love, hard work
and spirit that this couple has invested in their marriage; and
WHEREAS, These same values they have passed to their loved ones,
producing a family that is close-knit and supportive of its individual
members, public-minded in its relations to the community and committed
to the ideals of citizenship upon which this Nation was founded; and
WHEREAS, Robert and Alice Weeden have touched the lives of their fami-
ly and many friends through the shining example of their marriage, which
is a testament to the devotion and admiration which they possess for one
another; and
WHEREAS, The longevity of this enduring marriage truly marks a mile-
stone in life's journey, an event of personal triumph and joy; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when an occa-
sion of such importance is brought to our attention, the same should be
memorialized by us for the edification and emulation of others; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Robert Weeden upon the occasion of their 82nd
Wedding Anniversary; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Weeden Sr.


  • 05 / Jun / 2013
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
  • 11 / Jun / 2013

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