Thirty years ago, David and I were preparing for our wedding day. There was a great deal of anticipation leading up to it. I still don't know how we pulled it off — I had no help from family and the friends I had were fairly new, so I didn't want to ask too much of them. Thank goodness for David's family and friends in our church community.
The only photos we have of the days leading up to our wedding are from the rehearsal dinner the night before our wedding. Many pictures are worth a thousand words, so let me tell of this in pictures.
Before dinner with a laden table: Bill Cleary contemplating on the back deck.
David's brother, Dan is talking with Joan Hollister, the minister's wife.
Isn't he handsome on the last night of being single?
David looks so happy — that makes me happy to this day.
We were so young back then!
David gave the Reverend Bill Hollister a gift.
Neal Cleary was eight or nine at the time — David was nearly 27.
David and me happily opening gifts from his family.
The gift that made me happiest of all is the one in the blue shirt, sitting next to me.