On September 30, 2013 a 50th. wedding anniversary celebration was held for Richard and Luella Dvorak in the Catholic Workman Hall at Saints Peter and Paul Church in New Rhadek, North Dakota.

It was hosted by their children Bryan, Brenda and husband Herman Ficek, Gayle and husband Jim Berger, and Becky and husband Jon Berger.

There were about 130 people in attendance for the reception and dinner.

On the way to North Dakota we stopped in Worland, Wyoming for a visit with Mertz, and she went with us on our trip to North Dakota and Minnesota.

Gary and Suzie Bleth were kind enough to provide us with a place to stay while we were in Dickinson.

Here are some of the photos I took.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary.

Gary.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary.

Joel.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary.

Mertz.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary.

Elaine and Mertz.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary.

Hall where reception was held in new Rhadec.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary.

Becky and Luella.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary.

Elaine, Richard, and Edwin.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary.

Elaine and richard.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary.

Luella..

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary.

Mertz.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary.

Gayle.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary.

Bob and Elaine Dvorak.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary.

Bob and Elaine Dvorak.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary.

Doris.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary.

Ron and Doris.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary.

Alfred.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary.

Froni.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary.

Tinka.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary..

Mertz and Curtis.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary.

Vonda.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary.

Elaine Dvorak and Curtis Martin.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary.

Brenda.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary.

Gayle and Gary.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary.

Tom, Elaine, and Cameron.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary.

Brittany Berger.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary.

Brittany.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary.

Brittany, Richard, and Luella.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary.

Brittany.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary.

Richard and Luella.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary.

Bob and Elaine Dvorak.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary.

Ron and Joyce.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary.

Bryan and John Dvorak.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary.

Brenda and Herman Ficek.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary.

Members of the original wedding party.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary.

More wedding party.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary.

Becky and Jon Berger.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary.

Richard and Luella.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary.

Richard and Luella again.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary.

Richard and Brittany.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary.

Daryl Sickler.

Photo of Richard and Luella's anniversary..

Edwin and Elaine.

That's it. There was no structure or order to the photos. I just displayed them as I took them.

One day I went with Richard and Brenda to their farm.

Because of construction on Hwy 22 we took back roads to the farm, but even then we ran into some oil field traffic. Our first stop was at Richard's oil well.

Richard did some chores around the farm before we headed back to Dickinson.

Pics taken at the oil well and farm.

Photod taken at Richard's farm in 2013.

Highway 22 going north.

Photod taken at Richard's farm in 2013.

Highway 22.

Photod taken at Richard's farm in 2013.

More of Hwy.22.

Photod taken at Richard's farm in 2013.

Road to the well.

Photod taken at Richard's farm in 2013.

Richard's sign.

Photod taken at Richard's farm in 2013.

The well.

Photod taken at Richard's farm in 2013.

Separators.

Photod taken at Richard's farm in 2013.

Pumps.

Photod taken at Richard's farm in 2013.

Pumps.

Photod taken at Richard's farm in 2013.

Oil and water tanks.

Photod taken at Richard's farm in 2013.

Tanks.

Photod taken at Richard's farm in 2013.

Oil samples.

Photod taken at Richard's farm in 2013.

Electrical service.

Photod taken at Richard's farm in 2013.

Natural gas reclamation.

On to the farm

Photod taken at Richard's farm in 2013.

Road to farm.

Photod taken at Richard's farm in 2013.

Barn.

Photod taken at Richard's farm in 2013.

Hay.

Photod taken at Richard's farm in 2013.

Corral.

Photod taken at Richard's farm in 2013.

Cows.

Photod taken at Richard's farm in 2013.

Cows.

Photod taken at Richard's farm in 2013.

Red the horse.

That is about it for Richard and Luella's celebration and the trip to the farm.

One night after dinner some of us met at Joel's for coffee and a visit.

Pics taken at Joel's in September 2013.

Elaine.

Pics taken at Joel's in September 2013.

Mertz.

Pics taken at Joel's in September 2013.

Joel's Nancy and Sammy.

Pics taken at Joel's in September 2013.

Jay Bleth.

Pics taken at Joel's in September 2013.

Me.

Pics taken at Joel's in September 2013.

Grace in back,Chloe in front,Jackson, Jason, and Gary.