Sunday, May 22, 2005

The Bride Wore Purple

Purple?  Yes, Purple.  And so did the groom, a purple shirt. 

They were magnificent.  They walked down the aisle arm in arm together.  Eva is walking well in spite of having had a broken leg barely a month ago.  And they stood for their vows and most of the receiving line.  Finally Milton stepped away and brought a chair for Eva.  Well, I think he may have wanted one for himself, too, by then. Soon she was on her feet again, greeting folks.

There were perhaps two hundred guests. Their families, guests from Eva's church, and residents of the old folks home filled the parlor and over-flowed into the lobby.  The daily newspaper had come and interviewed them in the morning. The decorations were white festoons and wedding bells, and an a flowery arch to be wed under.

And pictures!  Lots of folks brought their digital cameras and the flashes sparkled brightly.  (I hope someone e-mails me one for this journal.) Eva and Milton are not too old for playful clowning at the cutting of the cake, which was delicious.

The caged bird in the lobby, pleased with all the company,  delightly sang along with soloist and with our regular pianist, George, who played for the reception.

It was everything it should have been. 

Later, following supper, as we were playing our regular game of rummy, Eva and Milton passed on their way to their rooms. Eva paused at the door of the card room to apologize for skipping the card game that evening.

We excused her.  

9 comments:

fisherkristina said...

Sounds like they had a beautiful wedding with lots and lots of people!  That is so funny that Eva thought she had to stop by and apologize for missing the game that night! -Krissy
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sylviam4000 said...

What a lovely day you all had. Would love to see some pics.
Sylvia x

plieck30 said...

The wedding sounds beautiful. Thanks for filling us in on the details. I liked the purple idea. Paula

lacaza3 said...

whoo hoo eva and milt getting there freak on....just kidding...that young peoples talk...lol
I glad for them...love happens at all ages
Donna In TEXAS

valphish said...

I wore purple for my second wedding.  It was in my home.  Very small.  This sounded so magnificent and wonderful!  I do hope you can post a picture!  Bless the bride and groom!! xox

kateh2ocolorart said...

Yes, Purple!  GREAT!  Did she also wear a red hat?  "When I Get Old I Will Wear Purple"  great poem.
Luv Kate

firestormkids04 said...

There it is!  ain't love grand?  Congratulations to Milt and Eva.  Blessings, Penny

labdancer51 said...

Love is wonderful at any time of life....I`m so happy for them :-)  Sandra xxx

mavarin said...

Aww--how wonderful!