The Other McCain

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Happy 50th Anniversary

Posted on | September 17, 2011 | 17 Comments

My wife’s parents, Jim and Nancy Bittner, were the guests of honor today at a party commemorating their 50th wedding anniversary.

The couple with their seven children: Front row (left to right) Rex, Jeff and Jamie; (back row) Erica, Nancy and Jim, Lou Ann, Anna and Brenda.

Jim and Nancy have 22 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


17 Responses to “Happy 50th Anniversary”

  1. steveegg
    September 18th, 2011 @ 1:22 am

    Congrats to Mrs. Other McCain’s parents.

  2. Anonymous
    September 18th, 2011 @ 2:39 am

    Congratulations, here’s to many more.

  3. Anonymous
    September 18th, 2011 @ 3:10 am

    Many happy returns to the both of them, and I’m sure they’ll start speaking to the wretch who stole their daughter soon. *g*

  4. Steve Burri
    September 18th, 2011 @ 3:13 am

    Very nice! Congratulations!

  5. MrPaulRevere
    September 18th, 2011 @ 3:53 am

    Mr. and Mrs. Bittner have been well and truly blessed.

  6. JeffS
    September 18th, 2011 @ 3:57 am

    Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Bittner! 

    Just don’t let Stacy drink all the booze.

  7. andycanuck
    September 18th, 2011 @ 5:28 am

    A childhood friend of mine’s parents had their 50th anniversary today too.

    Congratulations to them all. 

  8. Anamika
    September 18th, 2011 @ 5:52 am

    Congratulations!  May there be another 25 years of annivesary celebrations to come.

    Apart from daddy Jim Bittner, only Lou Ann and Rex look ‘fit’ in the family. Seems like the other kids (to a lesser extent Erica and Jeff) got/have their mommy’s traits and/or food/lifestyle habits.

  9. Adjoran
    September 18th, 2011 @ 7:07 am

    Congratulations to the Bittners! 

  10. Adjoran
    September 18th, 2011 @ 7:08 am

    Could you not, at the end of the day, be a decent person even for one non-political post?

  11. Anamika
    September 18th, 2011 @ 9:26 am

    Why aren’t the two elder Bittners placed top and center in that photograph? The places of Nancy Bittner and Lou Ann should be ideally reversed.

    A: Because Mrs. McCain want’s to be in the center of attraction so that her husband’s readers don’t miss her glowing face.

  12. Anonymous
    September 18th, 2011 @ 12:36 pm

    “On you the shame of open shame,
      On you from North to South,
      the hand of every honest man
      flat-heeled across your mouth!”

    Rudyard Kipling, “Cleared”

  13. JeffS
    September 18th, 2011 @ 2:25 pm

    Tsk tsk, Anamika, tsk tsk!

    The Bittner family does not deserve your hate on this joyous occasion. 

    Tsk tsk!  Your rage consumes you, Anamika.  Tsk tsk!

  14. JeffS
    September 18th, 2011 @ 2:27 pm

    Tsk tsk, Anamika, tsk tsk!

    Such hate!  Such rage!  And against people who never bore you any ill will.

    Tsk tsk, Anamika, tsk tsk!

  15. Bob Belvedere
    September 18th, 2011 @ 9:07 pm

    -A Very Happy Anniversary to Saint Mrs. Other McCain’s Parents.

    -Looking at her brothers and her father, we now know what’s kept ol’Stacy in line all these years.

  16. rosalie
    September 18th, 2011 @ 11:52 pm

    Congrats to Kim and Nancy!   Very nice photo of the whole family.  They are truly blessed.

  17. Red
    September 19th, 2011 @ 12:55 am

    Aw! I know marriage isn’t all sunshine and lollipops but it’s so great to see folks stick together through thick and thin. God bless ’em both 😉