After reading William Johnson's post yesterday Photography-Summer Flowers it brought back wonderful memories of the day I got married. This morning I went digging for my wedding album just so I could find a photo of the stephanotis bouquet I carried that day.
There were so many to choose from but the one I loved the most was this one with my youngest brother David who was my ringbearer that day.
He was such a ham and loved to sing at every chance he got and turned out to be the star of the day at our wedding reception when he got on stage with the band and sang Tie A Yelllow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree by Tony Orlando & Dawn.
The story behind that song in the 1970's was that a yellow ribbon was a signal to an ex-convict to let him know he would be welcome home by his wife or lover.
Today the symbol of a yellow ribbon today represents suuport of our troops. Call it coincidence but David ended up joining the Connecticut National Guard and has served two tours in Afghanistan. Those yellow ribbons were a constant a reminder of him while he was deployed.
It was amazing as I looked back 36 years ago and vividly remember every moment of that day as if it were yesterday. Time has passed but the memories will be there forever. Thank you William for getting me to dig out that album and relive the most wonderful day of my life!
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