Taking her leave at 55 to travel the world with her husband of 35 years...
they are embarking on a trip of a lifetime and plan to do it in style.
We gathered to wish them bon voyage...
I watched from the wings and had a few moments of envy.
These two have invested in revenue property, paid off their mortgage, and saved their money.
A lively party was held in a heritage home filled with local art.
The gals on staff did the decorating, catering, serving and clean up.
I offered to do the flowers...
something I am able to contribute
and enjoy doing.
(don't even ask about the skit ~ let's just say I was the one wearing the silly costume!)
I use a very sturdy crystal wine bucket
so the flowers do not threaten to tip over.
I build it big
work from all sides
bulking up with fillers like Lady's mantle
turning the vessel
as the shape takes form.
I must apologize as it must be dead set boring
to read and see these roses again...
feel free to
I never tire of roses
apricot and chartreuse
a lovely marriage of colour
There were lots of comments on the flowers
but I really didn't notice
my focus was on the happy couple
both embarking on their dreams
of travel and a life of adventure
on the doorstep of their future.
Best wishes J and S.
This quote speaks to me
(I hail from some hearty Irish potato famine survivors)
"May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand."
~ Irish Blessing ~