Our stay in Lithuania overlapped with my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. In accordance with their wishes, we celebrated it in a very low-key way by having a party just for the immediate family at my brother's house. Here, sitting on the backyard deck, are my mom (left), her close friend who was also a witness at my mom's and dad's wedding. Standing at the right is my dad, who started giving a speech, but it turned into a very long reminiscing about the wedding and how he and my mom met. As the three of them shared the memories, I realized my parents' wedding party was a bit wilder than I previously knew.