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Happy Is The Bride That The Sun Shines On

The date was set over a year ago. September 14, 2013: Brad and Laura’s wedding day. Motor Man and I were honored when they accepted our offer to be married in our yard.

(Brad’s mom and I met in 1978, and have been good friends since then. I wish I could say that we were just children at the time, but that would be stretching the truth quite a bit.)

The weather could not have been more perfect for a wedding.


The flower girl could not have been more adorable…

flower girl

…nor the bride more beautiful.

laura thru arbor

Right on cue, Bride and Groom swans showed up in time for the post-wedding photo op.

with swans

The ring bearer and flower girl stopped for a second in front of our 1932 Ford. I happened to be in the right place at the right time to snap a cute picture.

ring bearer flower girl

The newlyweds’ first dance.

first dance-001

And then the groom’s dance with his mom.

brad bevs dance

Bubbles as a send-off…



bye bye bride

(sigh…. ) I just love a wedding, don’t you?

Driving The Good Doctor

You may recall seeing this photo here before.

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This is our 1932 Ford Victoria, a.k.a. Vicky.  Vicky played a part in the wedding that was at our house last weekend. She has a special parking spot in the back section of our shop, but as of yesterday, she was still at the front of the building.

Our family doctor when I was growing up was from Ireland .  Now 83 years old, he’s long retired, but we see him around town occasionally.

Yesterday, he stopped by our shop to ask Motor Man a question about a car battery.

He saw Vicky and began asking all sorts of questions about her. As he was walking out the door to leave, Motor Man asked me to drive Vicky around the building back to “her spot”, while he opened the roll-up door. I asked Dr. L. if he would like a ride.

When I was 10 years old, if someone had told me that, one day, I would be driving Dr. L. around  in a 1932 Ford…..