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Thursday afternoon Buffy got to swim with the local ducks:
Thursday evening was wonderful! We were all together for the first time since Dec 26, 2019.
By evening the weather turned decidedly rainy but Friday morning the radar revealed a couple hour break in late morning so we took off to find the church where we were married fifty years before to the day.
The rain set back in so we scarpered. By afternoon Shannon, Carole and Mike had arrived and it was time for crafty activities. You see, we had been busy at home embroidering and sewing up 12 place mats;
The idea was that each Guest would sign every placemat and would take one home with them as a remembrance of the occasion.
As well, we brought with us champagne flutes and etching supplies. Jan's sister Jerry crafted stencils with the message "Jan and Lew 50 years 2021" so each of our guests etched that and personal embellishments on a flute, also as a remembrance of the occasion.
A small item that had made it's way through time from that day 50 years ago was brought out for this occasion: