Of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, our friend (and best man) Art says there are, “Absolutely no words.” I think he’s right, but I am going to sprinkle a few among the photos.
Our friend Paula DeLancey–gone unto another plane these 30 years and more–said we were “lucky ducks” and so we were to live together there on the rim.
When I am at the rim, I think quite a bit about William Butler Yeats. Hard not to with the bee-loud glades in the sunny meadows among the ponderosas and aspens. Right now, I am thinking of “Easter, 1916” where Yeats lists those he won’t forget. Along with Art and Paula (above) and Sally (below) I don’t forget: Chef Floyd and Bertha of the pantry, Leah and Karen–the sisters, Bill of the Mozart horn concertos and Kentucky bourbon, Anita and Becky–cousins and my roommates, Terri–so earnest (one of my favorite character traits), Keith and Pat–hippies among the Mormons, Sue–courted in moonlight by a wrangler on horseback, Richard of the trail and pantry, Jim–sweet baker, Howard–dear friend, and all the rest. Thank you.
This photo is for Sally, mule girl, friend, and maid of honor:
Yes, I said maid of honor. In three days, Tom and I will have been married 40 years. In that time, we’ve shared many lunches.
Lucky ducks, indeed.
Great stuff, Lynda. Hope you are enjoying it!
Thanks, Mike and ditto to you and Judy up in Sleeping Bear country!
Lovely, Lynda. I remember visiting there. Love to you and Tom!
40 years…who’d a thunk it! Love and congratulations, bungaloonies!
Thanks, dear Bims, 40 years sort of took us by surprise, too! Wedding dress, including embroidered violets in good shape in storage in Charlottesville, thanks again.
Time certainly flies by when you are having fun. Congratulations to you all. You have created an amazing history. Love you guys more that you could ever know. Keep it up.
Thanks for your kind words Art–it is sort of surprising to find ourselves 40 years (actually 43 from when we met at the rim!) and still making our way. We love you, too!
Wonderful photos and words, Lynda, and great memories of you, our friends, and a place that will forever be a part of us.