Peevish Pen

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Location: Rural Virginia, United States

I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), Miracle of the Concrete Jesus & Other Stories, and several Kindle ebooks.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Perfect Fall Day

John and I spent Saturday afternoon in a very civilized rural setting. It was a perfect fall day.

We went to the wedding of our neighbor's daughter. I've never much enjoyed attending weddings, but I really liked this one. This wedding was outside, at an old homeplace place called Sundara in Boones Mill. From what I understand, a wedding is held there almost every weekend. The old homestead has lots of old and really big trees, like this elm where the harpist is setting up her instrument:

A creek flowed just the other side of the elm:

Behind the altar was a view of Cahas Mountain:

Here's another view:

One of the nicest things about this wedding was that the bride and groom invited their whole families—kids included. The wedding party featured two flower girls and two ring bearers.

The little girl who sat in front of us was attired in an elegant dress:

Even John cleaned up pretty good:

Of course, we had to wait about a half hour before the ceremony started. Some got restless while waiting for the bride and groom to appear.

Having a purse to swing around makes the time go faster:

Finally everyone was lined up, Yolanda and Evan faced the minister, and the ceremony was just getting underway . . .

. . .when the youngest flower girl lost her nerve and fled down the aisle. She dropped her flowers but she kept hold of her cookies:

The rest of the ceremony went of without a hitch. Well, Yolanda and Evan did get officially hitched—after the minister had cracked a few jokes and a grandfather had made a few comments.

After the ceremony, we went to a huge tent to partake of refreshments. The cakes tasted as good as they looked, and the chocolate dipped strawberries were heavenly.

The toast:

The cake cutting:

Today was a perfect day for an outdoor fall wedding. Best wishes, Yolanda and Evan.


Blogger CountryDew said...

Wow, your husband is a good looking fellow!

7:52 AM  

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