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Friday, June 18, 2010

Happy Anniversary

June 18th - today would be my parents' 68th Wedding Anniversary. They were married in a little country church on the Miramichi in 1942. It poured rain, and Mum got "locked" in her bedroom and was very late getting to the church; I'm sure Dad was wondering if she had decided to bail on him... Apparently, as I remember the story, a piece of old oilcloth somehow got stuck under her bedroom door and she couldn't get the door opened. Everyone had left for the church but she and her dad - he eventually had to climb up on the roof, come in through the bedroom window, and I can't remember if he got the door open or if they both had to exit via the window... Along with the pouring rain, I'm sure she was pretty stressed, emotional, and close to tears by that time!! What a way to start your wedding day!
My Mum loved flowers and was a great gardener. Among her most favourites were roses, irises and peonies. When I was at Corn Hill Nursery yesterday, it seemed I was seeing these three at every turn, so needless to say my Mum was in my thoughts... So bouquets to you, Mum and Dad, today on your anniversary! I'm sure you are enjoying the exquisite gardens of heaven.

All photos on this post are from the Show Gardens at Corn Hill near Sussex.

"Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of their character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning." ~ Lydia M. Child


Linda G said...

My parents will be 62 years in October and I am lucky enough to still have both. They are coming for a visit tomorrow and I was thinking that they might like CornHill. Are they still serving interesting food? Last time we were there we had their daylily appetizer. Yummy! Thanks for the pictures!

GailM. said...

I see peony's everywhere. They look gorgeous, don't they. There are beautiful ones in front of my dentist office. Love the story about your mom getting locked in her room. I bet they loved telling that story. But can you imagine having to climb out the window, in your wedding dress!!!

Anonymous said...

Lovely story about your parent's wedding day. My parents were also married on June 18th. It would have been 59 years for them. One more thing we have in common. Lucy

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