Meet Steve and Daphne Oakes, celebrating 40 years together, they gathered together for a family reunion in the mountains. From rocky mount, Va, a small town about 30 minutes south of Roanoke, Steve and Daphne were high school sweethearts and both of their parents were from the Rocky Mount area as well. Daphne is a retired registered nurse at the local hospital and Steve is retired from administration in the school system in Rocky Mount/Franklin County.
Their children Evelyn and Clay and all their grandchildren gathered in the mountains to enjoy some fun family time together. Clay and his wife live in Rocky Mount with their four children. Both Clay and his wife are X-ray technicians at the local hospital. Evelyn and her husband live in Virginia Beach, Va with their two children. Evelyn moved there ten years ago to go to school and met her husband there. She now works as a speech therapist and her husband works in sales.
I had a wonderful time meeting this awesome family and getting to know them a little bit. Together for forty years! It’s so encouraging to me to meet such amazing people. Here is to hoping I get to wake up to my husband’s hairy face for thirty more years. Congratulations to Steve and Daphne, 40 years is a great milestone…here’s to many more together!
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Family Reunion in the Mountains | Bryson City Family Photographer