Jack and Jan

Had I gone to a Parents-R-Us store with a handful of money, I could not have chosen any better parents than God saw fit to give me. The two of you always made sure that we had everything we truly needed in life....Love and Laughter. From you I learned countless lessons that have served me well all of my life. You taught by example and what a shining example that was and continues to be. I feel extremely blessed to be a part of our family....even if I am adopted. I love and respect you both more than you will ever know. Thank you for always standing by my side when I've needed you most. Congratulations on your Golden anniversary Mother and Dad.
Jackie Mills
Rolla, Mo USA - Friday, May 15, 1998 at 05:17:34 (CDT)

Congratulations on your 50th anniversary and best wishes for a wonderful celebration. We wish you many more happy and healthy years together.
Gary and Julie Rodell <>
Rock Island, IL USA - Thursday, May 14, 1998 at 22:40:10 (CDT)
Jack & Jan, What a wonderful celebration you two are having! I'm sure these 50 years have flown by because you both have been having so much fun! You two are a couple of my favorite people and I hope I can E-Mail you again on your 75th!!! Sandy
Sandy Grzyb <>
Rolla, MO USA - Thursday, May 14, 1998 at 18:16:35 (CDT)
Happy Golden Anniversary Grandma and Grandpa. We're proud to have you for grandparents, not many people make it together for 50 years these days. We hope to follow your example. You're the greatest! We love you.
Scott & Angel Mills <>
Rolla, MO USA - Thursday, May 14, 1998 at 16:02:09 (CDT)
I tried to come up with something profound to say but then i didn't want you saying who's this from so here it goes. To have an opportunity to share your life with someone who loves you the same no matter what you do is truly a blessing from GOD. And your blessings have transcended down to your offspring and in turn have become a blessing to us to ! what you have accomplished is no small task, we congradulate you. there is no better example to follow and emulate than you. If i have one prayer that i repeat the most it's that i can be like you and portray the values that you passed on to each of us. I love you'all more every day. and as i struggle with the curves that come up every day in my own life, marriage, job, and parenthood i see a little of what you'all have gone through, and the many sacrifices that you made for the good of your family. I will never ever be able to thank you enough or tell you how much you really mean to me . As that child saying goes " someday when i grow up i want to be just like my daddy or mommie " well so do i. May GOD continue bless you both each and every day. all my love , Larry.
Larry Mills <>
Joplin, Mo USA - Wednesday, May 13, 1998 at 23:57:46 (CDT)
Love is patient,Love is kind. It does not boast,it is not proud. It is not rude,it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects,always trusts,always hopes, always perseveres. This was my favorite passage in the bible long before I met your son and became a part of your family. As I reflect on the two of you I am reminded of this and how it discribes the two of you. This not only discribes the way you treat each other, but how you treat all of your loved ones. I am so thankful that Larry and I have such a wonderful example to watch. We celebrate with you the love that began more than 50 years ago! I am so blessed to be a part of a family that displays such a love. I love you both. Laura
Laura Mills <>
Joplin, Mo USA - Wednesday, May 13, 1998 at 23:17:27 (CDT)
I Love Grandpa Jack and Grandma Jan. I'm only 3 so Mom has to write my message. Grandma Jan gives the best hugs and reads books to me. Grandpa Jack plays with me. I could get more work done if Grandpa would just leave my tools alone. Ha Ha. I wuv u! Hunter.
Hunter Mills
Joplin , MoMo USA - Wednesday, May 13, 1998 at 22:50:18 (CDT)
Hi Grandpa Jack and Grandma Jan! I Love you both. You're the greatest. Grandpa writes the best stories. I just love them! Grandma always makes the best icecream cones when I come to visit. I love spending time with you. Love, Blake.
Blake Mills
Joplin, Mo USA - Wednesday, May 13, 1998 at 22:24:25 (CDT)
Dear Ma and Pa: I call myself a teacher, but in truth I have learned far more from the two of you than I will ever be able to pass on to my students. I learned that family is the most important thing in the world. I learned that God is good. I learned the secrets for a happy marriage. I learned the value of humor. I learned to embrace my heritage and to be proud of it. I learned to be humble (OK, maybe I'm still working on this one). I learned how to have mountains of fun without spending a dime (just think of all the days we've spent in Branson without spending money). I learned lots of tongue twisters. I learned how to spend lottery money before we even win it. I learned that Miracle Whip is truly the best mayonnaise. I learned how to sneeze 8 times in a row without even breathing. I learned how armadillos cross lakes. But most importantly, I learned what "stove up" and "playing whaley" means. :) Thank you for teaching me about life. Happy anniversary to the best Ma and Pa the world has ever known. I love you.
Carrie Rodell <>
Nixa, MO USA - Tuesday, May 12, 1998 at 20:13:13 (CDT)
Jack and Jan, WOW! What an accomplishment, 50 years! I hope this finds you both happy and healthy. I can only hope that my 14 year marriage will be as strong and long lasting as yours. Thank you for being such strong, and early supporters of RollaNet. Wishing you both many more years of love, peace, health and prosperity. Meg
Meg Brady <>
Rolla, MO USA - Monday, May 11, 1998 at 08:34:32 (CDT)
Jack and Jan, CONGRATULATIONS!!! You made it !! Heres hoping for another 50 every bit as wonderful as the first. Even though we only see you now and then, we think the world of your family.We hope you have a great anniversary, and a wonderful day!!!
Bill and Pat Wilson <>
Deltona, Fl USA - Sunday, May 10, 1998 at 19:31:00 (CDT)
Well, there aren't many folks who can claim 50 years together nowadays, and frankly, we're trying to figure out how two such ornery folks as you could make it that long together (hehehe) but we just have one thing to say - CONGRATULATIONS!!! We can only hope to be in your shoes someday. You two have meant a lot to us through the years even though we only get to see you every now and then, but for some folks, seeing them every now and then means more than seeing some folks every day! You guys are special, and we wish you another 50 years together, if you think you could stand each other that long again!
Taylor and Sandi <>
Tryon, NC USA - Sunday, May 10, 1998 at 17:21:51 (CDT)
Dear Jack and Jan, Here's congratulations on a REAL milestone. Hope you guys have a wonderful day. Haven't been acquainted that long but have dearly enjoyed our few phone visits. Jack inherited the wonderful sense of humor so evident in the Mills and White families. Not many of us left who ate midlin's and carried their school lunch in a syrup can. Course Jack had it a little better than I did, he ate chicken legs and wings, all I ever got was the neck............... Here's to many more good ones for you guys. Your Cuz, and friend.......
Everett H. Turner <>
El Paso, TX USA - Sunday, May 10, 1998 at 11:04:39 (CDT)
I wish I could sprinkle some magic dust on you guys so you could multiply and fill the planet with more wonderful people just like yourselves. The world needs positive role models today, and you two are the perfect role models of perfect role models! I know you have greatly influenced Carrie's life, and even though I have only known you for 3-1/2 years, you have been a + (that means "positive") influence on my life too. Make that LOTS of ++++++++'s! May God bless and enrich both of your lives--you greatly deserve it! With much love, Your Grandson-In-Law, †Jim
Jim Rodell <>
Nixa, MO USA - Saturday, May 09, 1998 at 21:14:43 (CDT)
It's hard to believe that my Mom and Dad have been married 50 years! Talk about positive role models, you guys have set the example of what a loving, caring, and committed relationship is all about and I thank you for that example. My lovely wife, Jerre and I want to be just like you two when we grow up. Congratulations on achieving a milestone that many Americans never reach. You are both very special to me in many different ways and this your fiftieth year of marriage is just one more reason that I think you are the best parents in the world. I guess I am running a little long here but then I guess I come by it naturally. With Love, your son Gary.
Gary Mills <>
Rolla, MO USA - Saturday, May 09, 1998 at 18:56:16 (CDT)
Happy 50th wedding anniversary to my two favorite people. Not only is it hard to believe you've been married 50 years, but that I've known you for 27 of them! You may be my in-laws, but to me you'll always be more like parents. Congratulations on getting together and having 3 great kids, and thanks for letting me share your family.
Jerre Mills <>
Rolla, MO USA - Saturday, May 09, 1998 at 11:49:16 (CDT)