Monday, April 10, 2017
The Wedding and a new young friend, Erin
So, we attended the wedding of dear friends, sweet seniors. In my opinion these two will have a happy marriage. When you are in your 80’s and NEED someone I am one who hopes you find the ONE.
Before the wedding of Wayne and Joyce, I had a chance to speak to one of the Wayne’s son-in-law’s, Bill. I pulled him aside and told him I was hoping to get there earlier and have a talk to Wayne and suggest birth control, because they do not need to start a new family this late in life. Bill looked at me a little funny then broke out laughing. Said he would text Wayne about that.
After the wedding we met one of Wayne’s Granddaughter-in-laws, Erin. What a beautiful young lady. She has hiked some on the AT and was very interested in talking about the trail. I could remember when we were excited to start and how we wanted all the info we could learn. I went out to the car and retrieved her a copy of my AT book. I picked up three copied of Johnny for Wayne’s daughters. Di was living out of state when I published. I was not familiar with her reading habits. SOOOO I go over to Di’s family table and she was off talking so I sat down beside Bill, and asked, “Bill, does Dianne read?”
“Well Jack, she is doing better, but the long words are a little troubling,” he said just as dead panned as could be.
I am thinking, was there a medical problem I hadn’t heard about that kept her from reading, then I looked across the table and the kids were cracking up. I looked back at Bill and he was laughing, I said, “Bill I have a new knife in my pocket, I could cut you BAD!” WE all had a good laugh at my expense. Bill is a great guy, but of course I don’t like him anymore! ;-)
All the children on both sides were at the wedding, even the 99 year old mother of the Bride! Now isn’t that wonderful? She actually made a speech, and invited EVERYONE to visit her because she loved company and didn’t know how much longer she would be around. In closing she said, “I will be a hundred next year, I want to live that long. Then after that I will be ready to leave this old world.” She got a big round of applause!
(This is the Northern Terminus, Mt Katadin, in Maine.)
The pictures are for Erin who is anxious to section hike the AT.