Saturday, March 28, 2015

The wedding weekend


There will be a party at No. 9 on Sunday: 60 years of marriage - my parents. My mother has called it, and the menus read: The Last Party.*


Parties require flowers. Many come from the garden. (zinnias, plectranthus, salvia, plumbago). But for back-up I went to the Sillery Farm, and bought a gazillion dahlias, in their late summer prime.


And today Don and Rosie will be married in their fynbos garden in Noordhoek; their family, friends and Herbert Baker henhouse chickens will be witnesses. In the flurry of flower activity here I sneak away for a couple of hours to join them.

It is a wedding-y weekend. Beginnings and endings. Hope and endurance.

Wish them all well.

* Correction: My mother read this post and corrected me: It is NOT the last party, she said. It is the last LUNCH. 
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10 comments:

  1. Lovely! I wish both couples a joyous day.

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  2. Marie. Maybe I am paranoid? Maybe I am not understanding some humor? Why "The Last Party?" Why "Til Death do us Part?" Your readers have a lot of affection for you and your family and this language is making me anxious...

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  3. I, too, am a little worried. I hope everyone is well and I wish both couple joy.

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  4. That is one seriously beautiful bucket of flowers. :o

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  5. Congratulations to your parents and to Don and Rosie, and best wishes for glorious celebrations to all! Thank you for the photographs of the splendid flowers and garden, Leslie

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  6. Congratulations to both couples! The flowers are gorgeous!

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  7. So happy for your parents. That's quite an achievement. Happiness to all.

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  8. I hate not to be there. My love to those whose sixtieth it is, I miss you both, and my best wishes to those working on their first, through landscaping and fire. Kudos.

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  9. Sixty is something very special indeed. Congratulations to your folks.

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  10. How lovely! the Last Lunch sounds like so much fun. Many more parties.

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