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.