The main reason for our swing through Ohio and Pennsylvania on our way to Maine was for our daughter Denise’s marriage to Gerald Lindemuth in Northeast, PA. It was a joyous time for all.
The reception was to be a family style picnic. Due to the weather in that part of the country this time of year it was held in doors. The American Legion Post 105 hall was an excellent place to hold the gathering. It was large, clean and they would cater the party for us. Of the 80 or so family and friends invited more than 60 attended.
The families met on Friday to do some decorating. Here are Gerry, son Connor and mother of the groom Irene. Irene did a wonderful job getting all of the decorations and flowers together. Gerry’s father, Glen, was busy erecting a lighted arch covered with a silver studded mesh. He was so quiet, he did not attract attention and I failed to photograph his work.
Denise’s son Dre’ and daughter Paige were big helps as was Dre’s friend Brandy. Of course Lou was involved with the decorating. A friend of Lou’s designed three style of wrappers for miniature candy bars. The wrappers had wedding scenes, the couples’ names and the date. Lou had the arduous task to wrap and glue the wrappers on over 150 bars. They were well received especially by those with a sweet tooth.
Next came the rehearsal at the Free Methodist Church in Northeast. Pastor John had all in control as we were shown our parts. I had the honor to walk Denise down the aisle and on behalf of Lou and I, give her to Gerry. I didn’t care for the phrase “give her away”. She is still our daughter!
We travelled to Harbor Creek to a Chinese Buffett for a sumptuous meal treated by Glen. There were 20 family, friends and clergy there.