Saturday, November 22, 2008

Dowager Queen Marries Prince Charming


After almost eight years of living and traveling together, Keith and Kathy tied the knot on Saturday, 22 November 2008.

Friday evening before the wedding we entertained out-of-town guests, and a few close friends, in our newly painted dining room and living room with new draperies and new laminate flooring. Everyone seemed to have a good time, and we even got one or two favorable comments on the new decorating scheme

The wedding Saturday morning was held at the Publick House in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Keith and Kathy enjoyed many pleasant dinners here while we were “courting”, so it had very romantic memories for us.

DSC_0126_1 The Happy Couple

The ceremony was conducted at 11:30am, and was followed by 90 minutes of hors d’oeuvres for the guests, while the wedding party was engaged with the photographer, who was a friend of the family. We are very grateful to him for a large number of excellent photographs.

The bride wore a beautiful green dress. The wedding party included our five children & partners, and seven grandchildren. The grandkids were all dressed in identical green dresses, except for the one boy, who wore a suit, as did the rest of the gentlemen.


The Happy Wedding Party

Music was provided by Walter Buckingham, a minstrel whom Kathy knew from her days as a volunteer at Old Sturbridge Village.

Lunch included a choice of prime rib or lobster pie, with clam chowder, veggies, and, of course, wedding cake for dessert. The food was every bit as good as we recalled from earlier repasts.

Following lunch the band played through the afternoon, after which all went home. Most out-of-town guests stayed overnight in a nearby Hampton Inn. K&K elected to take a room there so we could visit on Sunday morning. We had a very pleasant visit with Keith and Larissa’s family, as well as with Kathy’s cousin and her husband from New Jersey.

Sunday afternoon we all went home, and Keith and Kathy lived happily ever after.