I have the sweetest in-laws in the world. They’re good people who love their family and would (and have) done anything for any one of us. Jackie often shows up to fold laundry or wash dishes and Joe is very good about reminding me to color my hair and eat plenty of ice cream. Best of all, they provide sanctuary for our kids when the going gets tough at home.
Joe and Jackie have been married 52 years! Jackie was a child bride, married at 16. Together Joe and Jackie have raised three children, a myriad of neices and nephews and a succession of cats all named Gilbert Ray Hodge. They have nine grandchildren. Here are a few pictures of the 50th celebration two years ago: