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    Whatever I might have said was redundant. Couple.jpg2017-001-120.jpgPetals.jpg
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    She looks very happy. I hope her life is like this forever.

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    Goodness gracious. Such joy. Such beauty. Marvelous!!!
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    My two sons, using an opportunity to be James Bonds, then the lads, Herself, the Daughter, and me. And Clara, the one family member who couldn't attend the reception...
    James bonds.jpg

    Fam.jpgCould hardly imagine how it could have been a better day. I took all of your advice for the speech btw, and somehow still didn't manage to bollocks things up.
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    I wish them joy !
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    Lovely! ! L'Chaim!
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    May they have love, health, prosperity, and time for fun.

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    Just two more. Saying the vows, then in closer to bless the rings just given. As herself observed, "a proper wedding dress."Full chancel.jpg

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    Oh, what a beautiful, happy family, Tom.

    Congratulations to all of you!
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    Aces, Tom. Glad it all went well. I agree with your wife's description of your daughter's dress - she looked lovely. It looks like the weather cooperated that day, too. An auspicious start...
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    I have rarely seen her happier, which does my heart good. But I hope you understand my absence from here the past few days. We are down now to only 2 extra folks in the house; over the weekend I kinda lost track of who was going to be in which bed, how many for what meal etc. Good thing I have but one daughter. Great thing that I have acquired another son.
    Last edited by TomF; 09-12-2017 at 09:19 PM.
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    Time for a nap, eh?
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    Congrats to your whole family Tom!!!! May God bless you all. May he especially provide many blessings to your daughter's new family in the years ahead.

    Looks like a wonderful time. So happy for all of you. BTW, your wife and daughter look more than a little bit alike, IMO. Both are beautiful ladies.

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    Really nice your daughter takes after your wife, but seriously congratulations on a truly sweet family!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Smith porter maine View Post
    Really nice your daughter takes after your wife ...
    That is a relief, I agree. .
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    You have a beautiful family, Tom. All the best.

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    A bilge thread deserving of the 'sticky' it has just received. Thanks, Scot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    My two sons, using an opportunity to be James Bonds, then the lads, Herself, the Daughter, and me. And Clara, the one family member who couldn't attend the reception...
    James bonds.jpg

    Fam.jpgCould hardly imagine how it could have been a better day. I took all of your advice for the speech btw, and somehow still didn't manage to bollocks things up.
    Man. What a nice looking fence.

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    P.S. My bride began giggling the moment she hit the aisle and hasn't stopped, since. I wish them the same blessed joy in their marriage.

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    Congrats Tom. A new chapter begins. Best wishes to all.
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    Great work Tom.
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Man. What a nice looking fence.

    Peace,
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    P.S. My bride began giggling the moment she hit the aisle and hasn't stopped, since. I wish them the same blessed joy in their marriage.
    I shed blood for that fence to get it done in time for the photo op, Rob; thanks for remembering .
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    Just spectacular Tom. You're a lucky man. Congratulations sir.

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    Most excellent! Congrats to all!
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    Fantastic! I really have to get up your way - yours looks like a really fun family. I know you're happy to have a new family member, but I bet he's pretty tickled too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    I shed blood for that fence to get it done in time for the photo op, Rob; thanks for remembering .
    Yeah. I didn't want to go for the obvious "beautiful family" tack. I'm a maverick, you know? Hehe.

    I am so pleased it went so well. The fence and the wedding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Yeah. I didn't want to go for the obvious "beautiful family" tack. I'm a maverick, you know? Hehe.

    I am so pleased it went so well. The fence and the wedding.

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    Tom - wow! Your daughter and your wife just go to show that you can't escape the gene pool...
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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Man. What a nice looking fence.

    Peace,
    Robert

    P.S. My bride began giggling the moment she hit the aisle and hasn't stopped, since. I wish them the same blessed joy in their marriage.

    :O
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    What a vibrant and awesome family for have Tom!

    You're obviously an excellent family man and role model. The confidence expressed by your family is a testament to that.
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    Sweet, wonderful pics.
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    Great smile on the bride, epic even.

    Looks like you've got it all there, Tom, may it remain thus.

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    Congratulations to one and all.
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    Tom, congratulations to all of you.
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    Thanks folks. We really did hit the Powerball winning numbers with this group of people.
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    Great times, happy times. Congratulations to you all.

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