60 Years and Still Counting…
Families are the backbone of San Pedro.
Within many of these families
are strong marriages that last a lifetime.
Unfortunately though, these days it
seems divorce is as normal as getting
married. Here in San Pedro, tradition
has kept relationships together. The
strongest people I know are the ones
that have been married the longest.
This november, my grandparents will hit a marriage milestone
as they celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary.
Frank and Rena Bosnich raised a family (daughter nanci
Mavar and son Frank Bosnich), developed property, owned a
gas station and sold real estate, all at the same time while work-
ing 25 years as a longshoreman. My grandfather came from
the generation before containers. Longshoreman would carry
goods on their backs and his generation help paved the way to
a better working waterfront.
My grandparents stay active and involved. When they are
not at the gym or playing tennis, regular trips are made to
Harrah’s in Laughlin. Rena is an avid video poker player. She
hits the Royal Flush more times
than I have seen anyone else, so I
nicknamed her, “Kicker.” I love an-
swering the phone and hearing my
grandmother tell me, while she is
still in the casino, I got the “Kicker.”
Rancho Mirage has been the home for Frank and Rena the past 30
years. Living in the Coachella Valley continues to be a great life for them. My grandfather Frank has continued to sell real estate and is president of
the homeowners association. When grandma Rena is not playing tennis or participating in the puters league, she is cooking Croatian dinners and entertaining
As I reflect on their incredible life together, we all must real-
ize our community is getting older. We must stop and pick up
the phone and check-in. Our grandparents are the roots to our
family’s history. The life experiences and the amount of work it
takes to stay together should be celebrated.
Finally I want to thank my grandparents for always being
there for my brother nick and me. They drop whatever they
are doing to celebrate or support us with unconditional love.
Congratulations on your 60th wedding anniversary! spt