Thursday, August 30





Some of you have asked to see my wedding photos, and this is nearly the only good one we have, as our photographer (and I use the term loosely), left a lot to be desired. The color has changed over the years and it was not good to begin with.

I could never open my eyes in the sunshine, and that day was no exception. The weather was lovely; hot, but not too hot, and low humidity.

I made my heavy lace dress and my hat too. It was crusted with seed pearls around the crown. You can read about our wedding and see another photo here.
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The trip to the hospital tonight was pleasant. Mr. kenju has a new roommate, and he is a perfectly lovely gentleman of 76, who suffered a heart attack about 2 weeks ago. He is jovial, grateful to be alive and an interesting conversationalist. We all talked before my daughter and I left, and as we left, he and mr. kenju were chatting happily, trading histories and "war stories", as we used to say. Mr. kenju may not admit it, but he was lonely after we left each night at 8pm, and now he has someone with whom to share - and I am surely glad about that. The roomie announced that he was a sound sleeper and would not mind if mr. kenju snored (he will) or talked in his sleep. In our 43 years together, I have only heard him talk in his sleep once, so I hope he won't start now.....LOL


24 comments:

~Cathy~ said...

Beautiful wedding picture! I can't believe you made your dress... I'm impressed!

So glad that Mr. Kenju has a pleasant roommate. Hopefully, it'll make the times you're not there easier for him.

:)
Michele sent me tonight...

Leigh in Atlanta said...

Hello again kenju. It's been a while since I've been around so I'm glad michele sent me.

Glad the trip to see Mr. Kenju was pleasant and no the photograph is not all that bad.

Like I said before, Michele sent me to say hi.

Carmi said...

I can see the future in both of your faces, and it is (and ultimately was) bright.

Isn't it funny how we make connections with complete strangers at turning points in our lives? I've watched my dad have similar experiences with his hospital roomies as well. It's heartening that our ability to reach out, and to be reached out to, remains strong even when we find ourselves challenged by life.

colleen said...

I love it! It is so 60's. The Jackie O pillbox hat veil. I can't believe you made the dress. What a smashingly handsome couple! I hope Michele comes and looks.

Claire said...

I absolutely LOVE that photograph! It reminds me of my mom's wedding pictures. I believe she's about your age, if not a touch older, if forced to guess.

WordWhiz said...

Lovely photo, Judy. I hope Mr. Kenju will be back home soon. I've been praying for you.

mar said...

Gorgeous couple!! I am impressed to read you made that beautiful dress and hat, very elegant!!

And I am glad that Mr. kenju has a pleasant gentleman to chat with!

Claude said...

Wow! What a great photo of you and Mr Kenju!
Good to know that Mr Kenju feels better, and you sound like you do too :)

ET said...

Such a handsome dashing couple!

I'm glad Mr. Kenju has a good compatible roommate. That can make all the difference in the world.

Cris said...

What a beautiful couple! And you made your dress... you show us a little surprise each day... Oh Judy, I am reading all your past posts. Glad Mr. Kenju is getting the best treatment and that he has a nice roommate! He might get the guy interested in blogging! :-)

Maria said...

I know how frustrating these times can be. My husband John, had a diabetic coma and when he came out of it was so impatient and so frightened that although he put up a good front for others, he let his anger out at me. It was most difficult and I know he was not himself.

I have been lurking and reading and I hope you will try to find the time to relax a little and to find ways to reduce your stress. Even as I write this, I know of this is trulyimpossible.

Joy Des Jardins said...

What a beautiful couple you are Judy. Your dress is lovely...nice job.

Glad to see Mr.Kenju is enjoying his roommate....that's pretty important when you have to be with them every day. That always made a big difference to my mother when she had to be in the hospital. Having a friendly roommate was really important to her....to us all really. Take care...many hugs to you...

Seamus said...

What a beautiful couple!

You know, with a little work in Photoshop (or similar pgm) the color can be restored.

Glad Mr. Kenju has a roomie he is enjoying. :)

Bob-kat said...

That is a lovely picture of you both. You look like such a good looking couple :)

I am glad to hear that Mr Kenju has such a great room mate. It will help the time pass more pleasantly.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

You are such a beautiful couple, Judy....Happy to knbow your vissit with Mr. Kenju was so nice abd that he has a GOOD roomate...That certainly can make a big difference, can't it?
Hoping his recovery is going well...!

I have a very pretty flower post up this A.M.

sage said...

wonerful picture and glad to catch up with the progress Mr. Kenju is making. I'll keep him in my prayers.

Inanna said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful...

Hopefully Mr. Kenju's roommate will keep him in high spirits and take some pressure off of you. I suspect with the progress Mr. Kenju is making that by the time he comes home he'll be much better and able to cope with any residual affects.

Schedule yourself some "me" time after he comes home. It may seem impossible, but when you set it up, you'll be surprised with how easy everything will flow.

In the meantime, I will continue to pray for his continued recovery and your continued patience! Much love!

moon said...

Oh how lovely u are!!! What a handsome pair!! I enjoyed the other post about the wedding itself ..thanks so much for sharing your wedding with us.
I'm also so glad Mr. Kenju has a nice roommate, how nice for him and u both...the time may be less tedious for him now and take abit of pressure off of you.

Beverly said...

Oh, I'm so glad you posted your wedding picture. After seeing that photo of Mr. Kenju the other day, I knew it had to be a beautiful photo. And it is, indeed.

rosemary said...

Lovely pix, Judy. You both look so very happy. Thank goodness for good roommates! Hoping all is progressing.

Jennifer said...

Judy, you are an inspiration with all the positivity here in light of mr. kenju's situation. I'm glad to hear things seem to be improving by the day. You've both been in my thoughts and prayers quite regularly.

And also, it must be said: you are one beauty of a lady, my dear!

Anna said...

Oh Judy...what a pretty image! :) You look great Judy and Mr Kenju....handsome! I hope you are well. I just caught up on your blog...

I am missing my blogging. I hope things settle down for both if us soon. Give my love to your better half!

Sonia said...

Love the photo, Judy! You both are very beautiful!

PI said...

I love your wedding photo Judy.