We had a fall wedding, September 6, 1980.
I thought this pattern was extra special with its bright colors.
We rented the township hall down the road from our house. There were thirteen people around our jolly table. Lots of old time memories were brought up and talked about as we made new memories.
It is always a high light for Ellis and me to open up that old building, sweep out the ladybugs from the corners (ok - Asian beetles - which is the correct name) and let the gorgeous metal ceiling ring with laughter once again.
We mopped the wood floor with Murphy's Oil and opened windows so cool breezes could blow through the room.
Ellis stirred together a grand mixture of nuts, chocolate covered raisins, dried fruit, etc. We topped our ice cream and brownies with chocolate sauce and nuts and sipped coffee as old stories and new circled around us.
I suppose the mice were having a party in the basement and hoped we'd leave some crumbs for them. Not a speck remained for their enjoyment.
It feels like we haul lots of our stuff over there and bring it all back to make a cosy evening. Ellis told me I'd drive back and forth 50 times before it was all said and done. :)
Quite the exaggeration! But that's why the French dressing stayed at home and was sadly missed at our table. I thought of it at the last minute and decided to skip it.
French dressing is such a lovely orange color! Homemade French dressing is the best.
1 cup oil
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup ketchup
1/3 cup white vinegar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. paprika
Whirl all ingredients in a blender until it gets thick. Serve on salads.
I didn't say it was healthy. ;)
I remember celebrating a 40th anniversary with Ellis's parents in 1984. I thought Mark and Florence were quite elderly at that time.
I suppose the little boys at our party last night think Ellis and I are right up there almost equal to Methuselah in age.
Time changes our perspective.