Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Last weekend, My Beloved and I attended the wedding of our dear friend Sari and our newer pal Jeff. At our ages, it's unusual these days to attend weddings that aren't for the children of our friends, but Sari and Jeff are considerably younger than we. Even though we are nearly old enough to be their parents, they treat us like buddies rather than like elders, which we love.

We have known Sari for about 15 years and we count her amongst our dearest friends. She met Jeff through the most amazing sequence of events, a blind date set up by someone who used to work in our law school career office but hadn't in perhaps five years!  She just thought they might get along. 

Their courtship was careful, both being so tentative that all her friends were impatient for progress. Jeff had been married before, so was understandably cautious. Sari had never been married but she could be incredibly shy in a dating situation. Still, we were all itching for that first kiss.

It happened about four months after they started dating. Four months!  Sheesh! Happily, My Beloved and I were witness to it, as it happened on New Year's Eve at an intimate dinner we held for just the four of us. As the fireworks went off at midnight across the bay, the pyrotechnics started between these two, as well.  She was dreamy-eyed after that kiss - he must be a great kisser!

Things moved on nicely after that kiss and, a while ago, they moved in together. They are very affectionate now, so much so that they are frequently advised by their friends to "Get a room!" They constantly call each other "Babe;" it's so much a part of them that they actually worked it into the marriage ceremony, and Sari's brother used it in his funny reception speech. 

Sari's dress was like whipped cream, so beautiful with her pale skin, as she circled her beau seven times. Jeff looked every inch the handsome bridegroom in his spiffy tux - we are used to seeing him in shorts!  You'll have to excuse this grainy cell phone picture, taken as the sun was setting - it's not clear, but I think their joy is.

As the Best Man said in his graceful little speech, "Let the romance that has brought you together become a love that keeps you together. And may you always ask for help from those who love you most."  

Mazel Tov!


Anonymous Jann said...

Aaah, who can't love a happy ending.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013  
Anonymous Janie said...

Ditto. Mazel Tov!!!!

Thursday, October 03, 2013  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Jann, you're so right!

Janie, I will pass along your good wishes.

Thursday, October 03, 2013  
Blogger Diane said...

what a wonderful romance that you witnessed unfold.

Thursday, October 03, 2013  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Diane, ain't love grand?

Thursday, October 03, 2013  

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