J.R. and Christine get married in a garden ceremony.

August 12, 2012, We take a trip to the Trolley Barn in Atlanta to  attend the wedding of my wonderful son J.R. and his beautiful bride, Christine. (actually, they are both beautiful and they are both wonderful.), There was a fun rehearsal the night before.

A good time at the Friday evening rehearsal
A good time at the Friday evening rehearsal
Willoree waits patiently for the action to begin
Willoree waits patiently for the action to begin

On the afternoon of the big event, I enjoyed the old fashioned look of things as Willoree waited patiently for things to begin. It remind me of someone patiently waiting for the scheduled train in days long gone by.


















The groom and his mother struggled over the boutonniere. Maybe wrestled would be a better word. At any rate, it was finally pinned to perfection.

 a flower from mom
a flower from mom

A proud and happy grandmother waits for the festivities to begin. You don’t have to look to closely to see the love in her eyes.

 A proud grandmother
A proud grandmother

Sheila Ennis (who is also my wonderful sister-in-law) officiated, giving a most pleasant combinitation of humor, sensitivity, and love. Christine was radiant throughout the entire event and J.R.—Well he was J.R.

Mr. and Mrs. John Robert Schulz
Mr. and Mrs. John Robert Schulz

J.R. and Christine had spent a lot of time selecting the music. I was impressed with the d.j. who made everything work with actual records. That’s what I said, records. After a very nice dinner and a few toasts and speeches, I was delighted to see my baby sister Mary get into some rockin’ and rollin’.

 My baby sister lets her hair down
My baby sister lets her hair down

And instead of a Wedding cake?  POPSICLES. How delightful that was. We had a choice of chocolate with sea salt or orange basil.

I thought the planners were smart to put up a tent so that it wouldn’t rain.

 popsicles instead of a wedding cake--I love it!!
popsicles instead of a wedding cake–I love it!!

There’s my blog for today. Now it’s nap time.

Published by John P.Schulz

I lost my vocal cords a while back due to throat cancer. The laryngectomy sent me on a quest to find and learn to use my new, altered voice. I am able to talk now with a really small and neat new prosthesis. My writing reflects what I have learned in my search for a voice. My site johnschulzauthor.com publishes a daily motivational quote and a personal comment. I write an article a week for my blog, johntheplantman.com which deals with a lot of the things that I do in the garden. I am also the author of Requiem for a Redneck and the new Redemption for a Redneck--novels portraying the lives and doings of folks around the north Georgia hills. I have an English Education degree from the University of Georgia and very happily married to the lovely Dekie Hicks. You may enjoy my daily Quotes and Notes at http://johnschulzauthor.com/

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  1. Glad to be afacebook friend. So happy for JR – have always felt I knew him! Mom looked terrific. Happy, happy! G

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