The ballad of George and Jill Hedenkamp is a symphonic masterpiece after 60 years of marriage. Their first movement was pitch perfect: meeting at a dance hall in England, falling in love, and waltzing around the globe orchestrating a family of their own: four sons, 12 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. In their second movement they found harmony in a Florida tennis community, honing their game like a fine violin. Their insistent family has returned them to their adopted home of Kansas City for their third movement, for which they are still writing the sweet notes. Happy 60th Wedding Anniversary!
Published in the Kansas City Star on May 4, 2014