Saturday, July 18, 2015

Sepia Saturday - a Wedding

Mom's still doing the weird work hour thing, but I found a post to put up for Sepia Saturday.  It's her wedding picture, as she put Dad's ring on him.  It was taken with a friend's cell phone but it is her favorite picture from the day.This was in October 2 years ago. Mom and Dad were friends for a lot of years, the bestest of friends. Mom said he was so much younger than she (24 years) she knew they'd just be friends. But Dad thought otherwise. Dad's an engineer - he's smart like that.

They wore Victorian garb and told their friends in the wedding party to dress however they wanted. They had a bridesmaid in a kilt, some in Renaissance wear, and all sorts of fun things.The minister who married them is a retired  prison chaplain, married to a female pilot friend of Mom's. They got married at Mom's house and there was toasts and cake, followed by dinner at an English Brew Pub. It was a grand day, one where Barkley ran off with the pillow for the ring and they stayed that night in a haunted bed and breakfast that had a garage full of British Cars while their friends stayed with Barkley. They only honeymooned one night as they didn't want to leave Barkley, who was a senior dog.

I'm sorry I wasn't there, but I'm SO happy they love each other so much and are my Mom and Dad.


  1. How very sweet. I remember that pictures. :)

    We're at sea again out here floating around all week, then in a US port on Sundays.

    Hugs from Port Canaveral,

  2. Abby you are truly blessed to have found such a grand forever home with your Mom and Dad!

  3. Hari OM
    That is a super extra special sepia story for Saturday Abby!!!
    Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  4. What a fun and special wedding!! I'm glad their wedding was exactly like they wanted.
    Hugs madi and mom

  5. Abby,

    We are so glad you have them too... You couldn't do better. Even doggies have guardian angels... Lucky you! You have two!

    Fair Winds and Sticks on the Water,

    Cap'n Jan

  6. Did we get that right that your dad is 24 years younger? Cuz your mom looks about 14 years old in that photo!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  7. Lois - you two have fun. I so enjoy the photos you share of your life at sea when you join your husband as he works.

    YAM-Aunty - a hug to you from Abby and I as well.

    Madi and Mom - it was such a fun day and no stress and big expenses.

    Idaho Pug Ranch - thanks for stopping!

    Cap'n Jan - I do hope one of these days our paths will cross.

    Murphy - yes - 24 years. I'm blessed with really good skin though my metabolism moved to Aruba when I turned 50 and hasn't sent a postcard. Sunscreen is a redhead's best friend.

  8. THAT was like a FAIRY TALE story... and Marriage... We LOVE it... THANK YOU fur SHARING WITH US, ABBY.
    Hugs and Sniffs... FRANKIE and ... you know WHO..


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