Today is my parents' fortieth anniversary. They've come a long way - literally, since they got married in Staten Island, NY, and now live in Portland, OR. Four kids and four grandkids later, they're doing great and having fun.
A great Kuffner family tradition got started at their wedding. During the reception, my dad's uncles got together and serenaded my mom with There Is Nothing Like A Dame. My dad and his brothers picked it up when the first of my cousins got married in 1987, and it's been done at every family wedding since (it was a huge hit at my wedding). All of the non-groom men and boys from the family get to sing along now, with a couple of solo parts being reserved for the uncles. They almost had a disaster at my brother's wedding in Missoula, Montana, back in 1996, when no one remembered to bring a copy of the lyrics. Fortunately, I found a "South Pacific" songbook at the Missoula Public Library and had copies made in time. I think they've since appointed an official Keeper of the Lyrics to prevent further near-misses.
Anyway. The anniversary official celebration won't be until November, when Olivia takes her first plane ride and the whole family can be together, but I want to take a moment to salute them. Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad!Posted by Charles Kuffner on August 01, 2004 to See, I do have a life! | TrackBack