Saturday, May 19, 2018


Jilda and I attended a wedding today. It was south of Birmingham. The groom is a great-nephew. The wedding and receptions were beautiful affairs. The wedding cake was some of the best we've ever had.

One of the things they did was ask all married couples to go to the dance floor. The MC then told anyone who's only been married a few hours to sit down. Obviously, the bride and groom sat. He then started stepping up in two-year increments. I told Jilda, that we'd be there a while. By the time he got to 44 years, there were only 6 couples (out of a hundred) left. The couple married the longest was a couple married 64 years. They were rock stars.

It was after eight when we got on the Interstate for home. Just outside of Birmingham when we left the city lights behind, we could see the horizon. The sunset left a crimson wash on the western sky.


  1. Interesting call by the MC. I like that!

  2. What a delightful way to celebrate marriage. Matched by that fire in the sky.

  3. Anonymous12:16 AM

    All in all, a great day!!

  4. Only another 20 years and you'll be the last couple standing at another wedding.... something to consider for the future.
    Alphie (from one of her other hangouts)

  5. Tis the season for weddings it seems. That was a wonderful thing to recognize all married couples with a dance of their own. It was also a wonderful sunset to end a great day !

  6. Sailors delight! Since they didn't stipulate the couples time of marriage to "each other" Mrs. C and I would have been in the floor for a long time also.

  7. I love the idea of honoring all married couples. Touching.

  8. First, what a beautiful photo! Love that! Second, we had a wedding this weekend too and it was outdoors...and it rained...but it was nice all the same and I think that's a super idea of honoring the long marrieds. 64yrs is great and the fact they can still dance is even better!

  9. 64 years is awesome, my parents have been married 57yrs so many marriages don't last now days things get hard and sticky and they throw in the towel


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