Sometimes it is just so good to celebrate! My 84-year-old grandfather just got re-married to a lovely woman, and it has been such a delight to watch him fall in love again! My grandmother died two summers ago, after they shared over 50 years of marriage, and we were all a little worried about how my grandfather would do, living alone and so far from all of his family (in Florida). When he announced this summer that he was going to get re-married (to a widow that he and my Grammy had known when her first husband was still alive) he got a whole new lease on life. He and Ellen both seem so energized by finding a new partner so late in life, and I hope that they will have many happy years together.
These pictures are from the party that we had for them here in NH (where our whole side of the family lives) a week after their wedding in Ohio (where her family lives).