|Me, Chica as a young ladycat.|
Hope you don't mind if this is a repost from Mom's other blog and many of you have not seen it. Mom is still sick - hasn't been out of the house in a week.
This is a very special day in our house - our people's 20th wedding anniversary, Pop's birthday (we won't tell you how old) and Valentine's Day! Mom and Pop have postponed their celebration until Mom feel much better but she did get some flowers from all of us!
We just wanted to take you down memory lane to 20 years ago today.....we (Chica, Mom and Pop - Yoko didn't come to live with us until 2 years later) were living in SW Florida and decided to get married on Valentine's Day. Since both families lived in other parts of the country they, being a very unconventional couple, just went ahead and did it without telling anyone. In Florida, at the time, all you needed to do to get married was to have your marriage license notarized. Since it was a busy day at the courthouse, they found a realtor in town who would do it. We lived a block up the street so the folks got "married" at the real estate office, had breakfast at one of their favorite places and headed to the Everglades for a day of hiking and birdwatching. Not everyone's idea of a perfect wedding day but it was theirs!
This top pic is where the so called wedding took place and below Pop is posing in the banyan tree at the end of our street.
Their wedding photo is unique. They wore hiking clothes so they could head off to the Everglades after breakfast. Their neighbors bought white roses for flowers and took them to breakfast. They like to celebrate our special holidays by either going for a hike or going out to eat. Pop is a chef so that is understood. They never tired of visiting the Everglades while living in Florida!
They visited their favorite photography studios in the Everglades - Clyde Butcher who is a modern Florida Ansel Adams capturing breathtaking larger than life black and white photos of the natural surroundings in the Everglades. We have a couple of his photos in our house to remind us of a very special day!
|Clyde Butcher photo|
Happy Valentine's Day to all of you from all of us! May your day be special whatever you do!
|Ivy decked out for this special day!|