NEW WITH PICTURE Happy New Year and We are Planning to Celebrate Our 50th Anniversary

Friends and Family.

     We are blessed by God to be in our 50th year of marriage leading up to June 1st.  All of you have been a beautiful strand woven into our tapestry. We are thankful for your lives shared with us. 

Bob continues to post his blog each Monday at He is also working on other writing projects. He has had back problems this year from past weightlifting effects and his physicians, using tests and scans, are joining to see what steps might help. 

Collette got new total knees October 2022 and April 2023. Shell Point’s home health, out-patient and now exercise classes are building strength, balance and endurance. She joined two different resident groups fall 2023 in praying for others and was pleased to see the two new groups merge this month. The hurricane left our area with massive infrastructural damage. Underground flood saltwater created sink holes causing pipes to collapse and electrical wires to malfunction even months afterwards. Shell Point has recovered and is assisting our staff families with their financial and compassion support needs. New buildings on campus are moving ahead to create refreshing spaces with water views. 

Being home together is rich and rewarding. Forty eight years both of us were working out of the home. Twenty of those years Bob spent weeks at Extended Stay in OR. Now we love days together. Hope you will flourish in your 2024 year with God’s blessing!   

 Sincerely, Bob and Collette   

5 thoughts on “NEW WITH PICTURE Happy New Year and We are Planning to Celebrate Our 50th Anniversary”

  1. I love this picture of you both. Sending best wishes for your 50th Anniversary, that’s so very special.
    Warm regards,
    Kelly (Kandy Kelly Collins)

  2. Two of our first best friends when we came to Naples 20 years ago. So many things in common. October birthdays, good food and conversation, working in Healthcare, same year for 50th anniversary’s and our walk with Jesus.
    Love you two!♥️

  3. Happy 50th to both of you! So thankful for the example of your marriage and for the contributions you’ve made to so many lives (especially for your years at Corban, Bob). Hope this is a year of growing strength and deep blessing!

  4. Donald A Croze

    We have many happy memories spent with the the two of you. To reach 50 years together puts you both in rarefied air. I have two brothers and three sisters-in-laws, none of them will come close to 50 years with one mate. You have stayed the course by God’s grace and you have kept your eyes on Jesus. May God continue to grace your lives as you stay faithful to Him.

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