You're all allowed to be informed now :-)
My eldest son, Paddy, is getting married to Clare, here on the island on the 14th. The weather has thus been the worst possible for 25 years, and is set to continue thus. None-the-less it will a very happy day.
I hope you'll all send me congratualtory messages to read out the wedding :-)
Congratulations! May their marriage be as long and happy as yours has been.ReplyDelete
Lisa S. in Seattle
Congratulations, everyone. While a marriage is the formation of a new family, it is also the extension and expansion of both their birth families. It is a show of faith in the future of the world, and the reason the world has a future.ReplyDelete
That is just awesome. :)May they always be as happy as they look in the picture above.ReplyDelete
Congratulations Dave, Barbara and the whole family! - Mohd Asyraf Jali,3rd year meds studentReplyDelete
And let's hope that the future has them settling somewhere within cooee! distance... (from someone whose daughters didn't)
Wonderful news. To Dave and Barbs well done, you have a wonderful family and to Paddy and Clare all good fortune in the exciting years ahead. I'm sure the auld fellow will let you off fishing duties on the 14th. This will be the social event of the year on the island :-)ReplyDelete
Congratulations to Pads, queries of sanity to Clare :) May the weather gods behave and may their marriage be better than the weather no matter what.ReplyDelete
And of course you/they have chosen Bastille day to get married so the French will be celebrating their wedding for ever more. It seems to me that the alternative French National Anthem (http://www.horntip.com/mp3/1960s/1963_why_was_he_born_so_beautiful__sportsdisc_records_%28LP%29/06_a_frenchman_went_to_the_lavatory.htm ) should be sung at some point during the proceedings to lower the tone appropriately
Congrats to them and the family, Dave! The start of a new life together is an exciting thing for everyone. May you all be blessed :).ReplyDelete
Hurrah! Although I've never met them, through your eyes I see that they eminently suited and no doubt shall wind up like yourself and Barbs - utterly dependent on one another.ReplyDelete
Congrats to the happy couple and the growing family of Freer!ReplyDelete
Congratulations to Paddy and Clare, may they be as happy together as you and Barbs and they won't go far wrong. I'm very happy for all of you. :)ReplyDelete
May you always have walls for the winds,ReplyDelete
a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
and all your heart might desire.
There are 4 things you must never do: lie, steal, cheat, or drink.
But if you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love.
If you must steal, steal away from bad company.
If you must cheat, cheat death.
And if you must drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away...
-- Brianne Kelly Darragh
Congrats guys, that's awesome! I hope Clare is proficient in the recital of the Ballad of Idwal Slab, a prerequisite of joining the Family Freer!! Wishing all the happiness in the world. Lots of love from NZ xxReplyDelete
Thank you all guys - I'll try to get to individual replies tomorrow morning... it's late and an early start omorrow - carrying tables.ReplyDelete
No one expects you to have time for replies, Dave.ReplyDelete
Lisa S. in Seattle
Dear Paddy and Clare - We wish you a life full of love and happiness together. May you always cherish and respect each other, and listen to what each other has to say. Life's richest blessings to you.ReplyDelete
Helen, Katherine, Jacqui, Lauren and Margaret (Gran)
Congratulations to Paddy and Clare, and may you have a long, happy life together.ReplyDelete
(Also congrats to both sets of parents, who clearly did something right)
Congratulations to Paddy and Clare. The wedding looked wonderful. Both sets of parents have raised great kids.ReplyDelete