The 16th of the month was our 50th wedding anniversary but we had to put celebrations on hold because not only did Phil have a bad cold but one of the young families had bad 'flu. That day was warm and sunny (25C) and it would have been delightful to spend the afternoon outdoors at K and B's home.
Celebrations postponed until 25th which is a public holiday in Perth so the weather decided to change and now Monday is forecast to be 17C with an 80% change of showers and a thunderstorm in the morning. Quite strong winds and up to 20mm of rain. Seems the sun is not going to shine on our party. I love this weather but feel for Karen who I know has gone to so much trouble to make this a memorable day for Phil and me. I just hate the idea of people having to go out in the rain but I am sure they will gladly do so for 'the ancients' as Karen calls us
We are so looking forward to sharing our day with the family and when thinking of 'the day' 50+ years back I decided to find some black and white photos. This group comprises Best Man Eddie Simcock, the groom and bride, Matron of Honour Betty Simcock and in front is 10 year old son Steven (the ring bearer) and 12 year old daughter Karen (my bridesmaid). Betty was a workmate back in the 1970s and we still keep in touch although live many kms apart these days. Her hubby Eddie unfortunately left this life some years ago. Incidentally I made Karen's frock which was yellow linen with yellow lacy sleeves. (I still have it in a cupboard as a keepsake but don't think she knows that). The orchids were kindly supplied by a charming man where we worked, Bruce Cantwell. Oh yes, my brother Len gave me away but as he was taking the photos I don't have a photo of him which is sad.
Will be back next week to let you know how it all went.