Dan & Cyndy's
Its hard to believe, but the wedding took place on
September 27th, 1996 -
that was two, beautiful grandchildren ago!!! It took place "On
Time - On Schedule" and except for some unanticipated rain, a
great time was had by all! The following are some vignettes -
At the church, (left) Judy and son Dan walk
down the aisle. I was somewhere behind trying to figure out what I
was supposed to do.
To the right Judy and I receive thunderous
applause on our arrival at the reception. Well, I thought it was for
us, but evidently it was for the Bride and Groom as can be seen
My Mom had a fantastic time and was the hit of the Rehearsal
Dinner and the Reception.
At left, she can be seen dancing at the reception with her two
Leif's Significant Other, Wendy was
Mistress of Ceremonies and did an outstanding job.
At left, they can be seen enjoying the
The Mother and Father of the Groom on the right
also enjoyed themselves! (No, that is not my daughter, and I did NOT
"Rob the Cradle!") I'm the one in the tuxedo for those of you
accustomed to seeing me only in my retirement duds (jeans &
And now, The Bride!!! It is said that all brides
are beautiful, but in Cyndy's case, this
is obviously an understatement!
A picture of the Bride and Groom taken outside
And finally, "The
On the Saturday night after the wedding, we had a get together at
our house. In the kitchen, a Scotch-tasting ensued instigated of
course by who else but Edward Fitzpatrick, who also took many of
these photos. The tasters are, from left to right, son Leif, Keith
& Fran MacLeod, and Judy's sister Sandy. "Try a wee dram o'
My Mom stayed in Ottawa for a week after the wedding. She and I
had a great time touring the countryside visiting such landmarks as
The Hershey Chocolate Plant in Smiths Falls, Lanark (Village Treats),
and Balderson's Cheese Factory in Perth. I guess the highlight was a
drive up into the Gatineau Hills on a beautiful fall day! We marveled
at the colours and the view from Champlain Lookout, and stopped for a
while at a small lake in the park. It was so quiet and tranquil, a
real back-to-nature adventure for both of us! This picture is one I
took of Mom at that beautiful location.