August 18, 1962, Vidalia Methodist Church, Vidalia, Georgia
**As one astute commenter noticed, I wore my mother's gown when I got married (see this post)
Back in November my parents had a party to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. A lot of family and friends flew in from around the country to attend, and we had a wonderful time that evening.
Family portrait taken before the party. Vivian cooperated for all of about 10 seconds before falling down and rolling on the ground. The photographer was able to get a picture of Vivian by herself later and photoshop it in!
Will with his cousins Matt, Jed and Henry
Will and Dots
Vivian and Robert (Vivian went back to my mom and dad's house after the picture - she can't handle being at a party with so many people - too much sensory overload for her)
Me with Will and Dots
My dad and mom
Anniversary cake and cupcakes with pictures and clippings from the wedding in the background
Dots, Will's friend Page, Will, my Aunts Nancy and Martha and me
My niece Guinn - she celebrated her 16th birthday the weekend of the party and my dad made a toast to her
Cousins out on the dance floor - the disc jockey played a lot of great music
My mom and her three sisters dancing to We are Family
My sister and me with our girl cousins. We had such a great time together that weekend!
Me with my Aunt Judy and Uncle Frank
Nine of our twelve cousins on my dad's side came in from the party from Georgia, Louisiana, Connecticut, Delaware and Texas
My dad with his two brothers (my Uncle Terry and Uncle Rod) and his sister (my Aunt Chris)
My sister and brother and I hosted a brunch at my brother and sister-in-law's house the next morning for all of the out-of-town family and friends (I use the term "I hosted" very loosely as I didn't do anything but allow my name to be on the invitation!)
Married for 27 years to Robert, three kids: Will (23), Vivian (20) and Dots (17) ~~~~
Majored in mathematics at SMU, taught elementary school for six years before Will was born, currently tutoring math ~~~~
Things I enjoy: playing duplicate bridge, working NY Times crossword puzzles, reading good books, entertaining, visiting with friends, planning trips, traveling, playing board games, spending time with family, cooking, keeping up with old friends ~~~ happy to correspond with other parents about raising a child with special needs
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