Happy Anniversary To My Parents

It was 52 years ago today that my parents said, “I do!”

I’m glad they did!

Like any couple who has celebrated 52 years of marriage, they have kept their vows in spite of major challenges.  It is worthy of honor so here is a list of things I wanted to point out that make me proud to say I am a son of Roy and Sandra Sangl.

  • My father started a business from scratch and made it pay off.  I NEVER heard him complain about getting up to work.  EVER.  He was up long before I opened an eyelid.
  • My mother always had breakfast ready to roll.
  • They had six children – all of them boys – with the perfect ending of identical twin boys (I was one of them and they tell me I was born 7 minutes after my twin bro).
  • They survived the raising of all six of us without going completely crazy.
  • I was brought to church every Sunday AM, Sunday PM, Tuesday, and Thursday – then youth on Friday night
  • They raised us on a farm – complete with hogs, cows, chickens, ducks, dogs, cats, corn, soybeans, and wheat.
  • They raised us to be thrifty.
  • I got to observe business ownership from the inside – the good, the bad, and the ugly
  • My mother taught me how to crochet – which is a man-skill because if we get stuck in the jungle, I know how to do some serious weaving and knot-tying
  • Family gatherings have always been a priority.  I can’t remember a holiday growing up where there weren’t at least 30 to 40 people present.  For me, going to hang out with family has always been something I look forward to – not an obligation.
  • They are hilarious.  Trust me on this one.  Watching and listening to them is a rolling circus.

Mom and Dad – Congratulations on 52 years!



  1. Phillip Coxwell on September 12, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Your parents anniversary is on the same day as ours! The only difference is, they have been married 50 years longer than us… which is amazing! Congratulations to them, and Happy Anniversary!

  2. Susan Horton on September 12, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Happy 52nd Anniversary to Roy and Sandra Sangl! CONGRATULATIONS!!! Wow….what an accomplishment….not only the anniversary, but the raising of six boys! My husband and I celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary on August 13th. We have two sons and two daughters. We thank God every single day for our children, but also for each other. I truly believe that God designed us especially for one another. We are truly Blessed, as are your parents, Joe, and the rest of your family!
    Happy Anniversary and Blessings for many Happy years to come!

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