Amazing 50th Anniversary Gift: A Corn Maze of Their Wedding Photo

To celebrate his golden anniversary with wife Marie, Paul Derthick took an untraditional approach — he created a maze through 17 acres of golden corn that resembled the couple's wedding portrait!

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Photo courtesy of Derthick's Corn Maze

"He did it with the kids. They kept it a secret," Marie told Good Morning America. "It was at the end of June that I finally did find out. I thought they were nuts, but it's actually turned out very well."

This isn't the first corn maze the family has made — they've been transforming their 181-acre farm in Mantua, Ohio for seven years — but it's certainly Marie's favorite design.  "Last year, we did John Glenn, because he had his 50th anniversary of going around the world, and in 2010, we had the Twin Towers in honor of the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11. And we've done the Steelers and the Browns because, of course, they're our favorite," Marie explained.

"They put it together very nicely with the church where we were married at the top, and our wedding picture of the two of us in the middle and the old tractor at the bottom," she said. 

—Kristen O'Gorman Klein


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