Happy 49th Wedding Anniversary to Gordon and Joy Helsel! Next year is the great milestone of their 50th anniversary. Meanwhile, this is a little photo essay of the happy couple throughout the years. It all began in high school, where Gordon signed-up for art class. Gordon didn’t care about art, but his eyes were glued on lovely Joy Rasnick. One day he could hold back no longer. As Joy was cleaning her paint pans at the classroom sink, he rushed over there to clean his and asked her for a date. Read their love story in The Day God Showed Up . Many people have graciously wished Gordon and Joy a happy anniversary on Facebook , where you may speak to them as well.