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So what.

Can't write anything.

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Causing considerable consternation
to many fine folk since 1957

Pepper and me ... Seattle 1962

  

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= Jenny the Pirate =

Hoist The Colors

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I am a Blue Star Mother

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Insist on yourself; never imitate.

Your own gift you can present

every moment

with the cumulative force

of a whole life’s cultivation;

but of the adopted talent of another

you have only an extemporaneous

half possession.

That which each can do best,

none but his Maker can teach him.

= Ralph Waldo Emerson =

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The Black Velvet Coat

In The Market, As It Were

 

 

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Contributor to

American Cemetery

published by Kates-Boylston

A Pistol With One Shot

Ecstatically shooting everything in sight using my beloved Nikon D3100 with AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR kit lens and AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 G prime lens.

Also capturing outrageous beauty left and right with my Nikon D7000 blissfully married to my Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D AF prime glass. Don't be jeal.

And then there was the Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f:3.5-5.6G ED VR II zoom. We're done here.

Dying Is A Day Worth Living For

I am a taphophile

Word. Photo Jennifer Weber 2010

Great things are happening at

Find A Grave

If you don't believe me, click the pics.

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Dying is a wild night

and a new road.

Emily Dickinson

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REMEMBRANCE

When I am gone

Please remember me

 As a heartfelt laugh,

 As a tenderness.

 Hold fast to the image of me

When my soul was on fire,

The light of love shining

Through my eyes.

Remember me when I was singing

And seemed to know my way.

Remember always

When we were together

And time stood still.

Remember most not what I did,

Or who I was;

Oh please remember me

For what I always desired to be:

A smile on the face of God.

David Robert Brooks
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 Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.

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Keep To The Code

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You Want To Find This
The Promise Of Redemption

Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

So then death worketh in us, but life in you.

We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I BELIEVED, AND THEREFORE HAVE I SPOKEN; we also believe, and therefore speak;

Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.

For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

II Corinthians 4

Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it, have never known it again.

~ Ronald Reagan

Photo Jennifer Weber 2010

I Knew You'd Warm Up To Me (recent scribblings)
Not Without My Effects

My Compass Works Fine

The Courage Of Our Hearts

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 "I can name fingers and point names ..."

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Tuesday
Mar132018

The loveliest of days

Ah. It was beautiful and special and sweet, the wedding day.

The bride- and groom-to-be prayed for weeks that there would be no rain. Their prayers were answered.

I prayed for temperatures in the mid fifties and overcast, so that we'd have the silvery light I love, without the too-eager sun causing everyone to squint me to be too hot.

My prayer was answered too. It was a Goldilocks kind of day, weatherwise: just right.

Amidst the blur of bliss enfolding the happy moment, I took time to be grateful. And I told the Lord so.

Yes, I cried too. I almost always cry at weddings but when it's your own beloved child making those promises, it can become intense. The tears felt good.

Everyone was there: family members from far and near, as well friends of many decades or, no less precious, of the last few years. People who have been special to Andrew and Brittany, and therefore to us.

Our Stephanie and Joel and their three darling children, Melanie, Allissa, and Andrew; our Audrey and her Dagny; our Erica and her Chad. All were present to lend love and support. As ever.

The venue chosen by the bride and groom reflected their love of nature, and particularly Brittany's love of being near water.

The sound of the French Broad River rushing on its unhurried way past the land, under the sky, was enchanting. 

At Olivette Asheville -- specifically, a portion of it named Rosebay Park -- there is a small bridge leading to a long and narrow island, where the wedding ceremony took place.

Olivette is a new development where million-dollar houses are being built on the banks of the river. You'll see in-progress construction behind the kids as they feed each other wedding cake. 

That lovely cake was made by the bride's mother, and it was as delicious as it was pretty.

We also had fresh, hot barbecue with scrumptious sides, served by kind and courteous local folks. Pork and brisket with sauces, potato salad, green beans, mac and cheese, soft rolls -- it was all heavenly. 

The party pavilion, a mere twenty feet from the river's edge, was warmed by standing heaters and a roaring fire.

Rambo served as Dog of Honor. He was as comfortable at the wedding as he is on his blanket at home. And as universally loved.

TG and I, following the bride's parents, lit the candle signifying Andrew's life. The wind had played up, extinguishing Brittany's candle. We re-lit it and the flame endured.

Major Derick Wakefield, a chaplain at McGhee-Tyson Air National Guard Base, home of Andrew's unit, the 134th Air Refueling Wing, performed the ceremony with grace, emphasizing the sacred solemnity of the vows about to be taken.

But before the bride entered, Dagny as flower girl was to strew petals on her grassy path.

She threw out too many at the beginning and, halfway down the aisle, became concerned.

Oh no! I did it wrong, she was heard to say.

She retraced her steps -- backward -- and began gathering all the petals back up. Audrey zipped around and hustled her out of the way.

So darling. So so darling, I cannot tell you. You'll have to imagine it. A three-year-old taking her office so seriously.

Andrew had turned his back as Brittany approached from afar -- brought on a golf cart (I thought of Rebekah, who lighted off the camel when she lifted up her eyes and spotted Isaac) -- so that he wouldn't see her until she was all set to walk to the altar.

Another genesis.

Then Brittany drifted toward Andrew to the strains of All I Ask of You played on classical guitar. Like Rebekah, the damsel was fair to look upon. The moment was laden with exquisite emotion.

Andrew cried a tear or two but quickly stopped. She was there, her hands in his. I'll never forget the way she looked at him. It's the way she always looks at him: with love shining from her eyes.

It isn't the sparkling, laser-beam look you sometimes see; it's quiet and deep. I believe it and it brings me joy.

TG said a few words about the bride and groom's relationship, and about their commitment to cherish one another forever.

Then the promises had been made, swiftly and publicly.

The couple used their individual candles to light another, larger candle, then snuffed out their candles. The two become one.

I was snapping these photos from the front row; I was so happy to get a picture of the smoke against Andrew's dark blue uniform as the candles went out. I love pictures of smoke.

They returned front and center. Andrew kissed his bride and dipped her. It was done: Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Weber had been established.

And then we all posed for posterity as the photographers did their excellent work.

Of course, my camera was never out of my hand.

As the reception got underway, everyone was ebullient as is usually the case at such times.

Eventually, celebration sparklers were lit. TG made sure our grandson, Andrew, had one to hold out.

A freight train went by on the nearby track. The wedding guests gestured for a whistle, and got a double one from the conductor. It was thrilling.

Before they left for their honeymoon, Andrew and Brittany took a few moments to be alone by the river's edge.

It was happy-sad when they drove away; I'll never forget it.

Then it was time to break up the party. Folks were already leaving. It was time-change Saturday; an entire hour would soon be gone wherever it is that those hours go, not to return until next November.

TG and I went back to our hotel and crashed. I lay in happy exhaustion propped on three pillows, looking at my pictures. The next morning, my left foot was swollen and painful.

I think I overdid walking on hard surfaces in black velvet boots with no cushion in the sole.

But I've rested now; my foot is much better.

The newlyweds will soon return from Jamaica. It will be so wonderful to see them.

And now we have another wedding on the horizon: Chad and Erica, in seven weeks. The invitations have been sent.

I may expire of happiness. What a way to go.

If you'd like to see the entire wedding gallery -- my pictures, that is; not the official ones -- go here. They're in the process of being edited but you're welcome to look, and to rejoice with us.

And that is all for now.

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Reader Comments (8)

How absolutely perfect! I'm so happy for them, and for all of you!

Memories of precious blessings. Your family is beautiful, inside and out, Jenny! Who could ask for more!

Xoxo

March 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSally

@Sally ... Thank you, my friend. Isn't it marvelous, when things work out? xoxo

March 13, 2018 | Registered CommenterJennifer

Jenny! If you could see me, you would see me sitting here with a huge smile on my face! I am loving this post, and have been perusing every photo in your gallery. It was a beautiful wedding, and your family was a beautiful as ever. Brittany was glowing, and Andrew looked so handsome in his uniform. Rambo's dog of honor collar is so cute, and Dagny, sweet Dagny... I love that story. It will be told as part of the wedding story in years to come. I think little Andrew is looking a lot like his Uncle Andrew. I see they had pies at the reception - Bob would approve! My only complaint is that the mother of the groom was taking the pics I see, so I only saw you in one picture. You looked lovely!
Now to prepare for the next events in your busy life this year!

March 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMari

Jenny, this wedding was oh so lovely. My favorite picture is of Andrew and Brittany at the river's edge. I bet that he was praying with Brittany. Andrew is going to make a wonderful husband like his father. You all looked so beautiful!

March 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

I thought of you so many times on Saturday. I never expected such a beautiful setting however.
Breath taking. Can we be any nearer to God than out in nature? Their love for each other is so apparent, it makes me weep. How blessed they are to find that.

March 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJudy

@Mari ... It makes me happy that you're so happy for us. It was truly a day to remember, and for all the right reasons. xoxo

@Cheryl ... Thank you for your kind words. They're a sweet young couple. xoxo

@Judy ... I know exactly how you feel. Without true love, there's not much point. xoxo

March 15, 2018 | Registered CommenterJennifer

Well, I shed some tears looking at the wonderful photos. It was certainly a day to remember. I love the “dip” after the kiss. Brittany is a gorgeous bride and Andrew so handsome. Dagny’s wedding attire as Flower Girl is adorable. I love the picking up petals story. The setting is beautiful. I wish the two of them countless years of happiness and blessings together.

April 3, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBarb

@Barb ... That is so sweet, that you shed a few tears. I know exactly how you feel. Yes, Brittany was a gorgeous bride and Andrew has waited a long time to dip his bride at the altar, haaahaha! He has a flair for the romantically dramatic. I will pass along to them your good wishes! xoxo

April 4, 2018 | Registered CommenterJennifer

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