On January 22, 1949, Leslie & Anna Shumake Tidwell…aka….Tank & Sucky got married. 2019 celebrates 70 years of marriage.

“That girl from New Hope can still hear in her memories the sound of that boy from Siloam’s vehicle crossing the creek bridge about a mile away…the remembrance still makes her smile. Joni, John, Jane, our spouses, children & grandchildren are thankful.”

-Joni Tidwell Haldeman

Tank & Sucky on January 27, 2019 at their surprise anniversary party. First Baptist Church Family Life Center De Kalb, Texas
Gerald Proctor, Steve Proctor, Renee Proctor Jones, and Vonda Proctor

Amalie Karem, Henry Tidwell, Linda Shumake

Sucky Tidwell and Amanda Haldeman

Robb & Will Haldeman
Cavin Reed Fannin

Henry and Barbara Tidwell, Rhonda Flanery Bowers, Charlotte Flanery Powell
Tank Tidwell and Wayne Rhea

Sucky and Tank with Mary Lou Weaver
Ronnie McMillon on the left
Tank with Clet Weaver

The replacement cake. The original still resides at a grocery store somewhere in Waco, Texas at last check.