What Mark And Melissa Should Keep In Mind


Later today Mark and Melissa get married. Very exciting. They are the focus of this weekend and our trip from Connecticut.

Mark-and-Melissa-with-her-grandparentsOf course, like any good story there are also subplots. My parents (Melissa’s grandparents) are here from Florida. That’s a big deal. They consider a trip to the condo clubhouse a schlep, so imagine flying to Wisconsin!

My folks are in their mid-80s. It would make no sense to deny age has taken a physical toll, but they are still mentally fit and they were sharp last night at the rehearsal dinner held at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center.

Schlitz! Yeah, it’s Milwaukee.

Mark-and-MelissaA steady stream of well wishers came to their table as they held court. There were kisses and hugs and lots of laughter. My folks can schmooze with the best of them.

As Mark and Melissa get married tonight, they should keep my folks in mind. Harold and Betty have been each other’s love and support for over 60 years. That kind of love never has to fade. My parents are living proof.

5 thoughts on “What Mark And Melissa Should Keep In Mind”

  1. Geoff

    Thank you for sharing this moments with us. All the best Mark and Melissa on a great future together.

  2. Geoff,
    Beautiful pictures,beautiful family, so nice that all the family is together for
    your niece’s wedding. Enjoy….Your parent’s look like newlyweds.
    Looking forward to the wedding pictures.

  3. My dad passed away in August at 82, and they would have been married 62 years this Easter. I always knew how much in love they were, not that they didn’t have their ups and downs, but it was the most secure feeling a child could grow up with. For their 60th anniversary, my dad took my mother’s bridal portrait to the florist and recreated her wedding bouquet for her! What a mush!!!! But the most beautiful act of love I had ever seen. Mazel Tov to the newlyweds and I hope there is that continuing love that my parents had for each other!

  4. All the best to Mark and Melissa as they start their lives together. And I hope your folks are around for many more years to provide a good example to the younger generation.

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