Today Jim and I are toasting my brother John and his bride, Dana. They got married about an hour ago in our old hometown. We wish them a long and happy life together. The champagne flutes we are holding in this photo were presented to Jim and I as we cut the cake at our own wedding.
My baby brother John and I have always loved old Warner Brothers cartoons. It is hard to see, but the glass Jim holds is the odiferous love-struck skunk, Pepe LePew. In the cartoons, an overly amorous Pepe pursues, bet never wins, the object of his desires. We’re so very happy John has finally wooed and won the love of his life. Welcome to the family, Dana Pritchard.
It is of course, a bittersweet day for us since we were not able to attend this wonderful family gathering. We are very lucky though, because our good friend Mark Portrait has come to visit for a few days. Mark and Jim go way back. Here’s Mark and his bride, Ellen, on that same magical night in Napa Valley when Jim and I got married.