Picture #1.. shows my little (6'4") brother, Steve, bringing the bride down the stairs from the bride room to the sanctuary of the church. He and my sister-in-law have three daughters that are younger than Julie so this was like a "practice run" for him. Two of the girls have since married and have children of their own ....but the youngest is still single. So, someday he'll be taking his last trip down the aisle with her.
Picture #2...a view from the church balcony.
Picture #3..shows the bride and her "little" brother hugging...I'm sure that was the first & last time they hugged, so I'm glad it was captured in a picture. A week or so after the wedding, Jim left for San Antonio, TX and his Air Force basic training.
Picture #3..Julie and my dad..her grandpa. Their wedding was the day before what would have been my folks' 50th anniversary. My mom had passed away two years earlier on their 48th anniversary. I know this day was bitter sweet for him. Julie was born on his 48th birthday, in 1961. She was the first grandchild, and the only one for almost 10 years, until my son, Jim came along. She was always the apple of grandpa's eye. Just less than a year later, he passed away. We were so happy that he was well and able to be there for this happy occasion.
I have to admit this is a nearly duplicate entry to the one I did last year in honor of their anniversary. But, felt I just couldn't change it much, because the events of that day and the wish today are still the same...Happy Anniversary and may you have many more !!