Today, Keith and I spent some wonderful time with old friends at the celebration of marriage between Tracy Eliott (AKA Tracy Hernandez) and Dick Tatum (AKA Richard Rosenblatt). We got lots of laughs out of the various combinations of names, plus enjoyed a brilliant toast from… who was that oh-so-funny guy? Richard? Robert? Augh… didn’t catch it.

Barry Carver performed a beautiful wedding (that’s him above, holding JA, for Tracy and Dick, several years ago — click for larger). Children played like children do. We made new friends. It was delightful.

I was worried about wearing jeans, but then I said, “LOOK. They want you there. They don’t care what you’re wearing.” I’m so glad I talked myself into going despite my lack of suitable wardrobe options. That’s just a constant battle for me, so it’s nice to just get over it for a moment and go have fun with dear friends.

Nick Holly Faith Salie wedding

And, since this post is about wedded bliss (and yes, Dawn, it does seem that this wedding thing is in the air lately), I thought I’d share this gorgeous photo of Cousin Faith Salie and my new cousin-in-law Nick Holly. Again, click for a larger version of this princess photo. What lovely bliss! Cool tie-in: Faith’s former castmate Brian Palermo went to college with Tracy, so he was at the wedding today, among all of the ARK friends, Wolfesden folks, and years of Orphans Christmas Dinners-buddies.

What’s beautiful about celebrating unions like this is that we all benefit from the reminder that we do need one another. Keith and I talked on the way to the wedding about my upbringing (wherein survival and independence was championed above partnership and investment in others — since others can go away) and how every day that he is in my life is a triumph of human connection over going it alone.

Awesome.

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7 Comments

  1. Joni August 6, 2005 at 8:53 pm

    Tease!

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  2. Joni August 6, 2005 at 8:54 pm

    Also – Faith’s man is a cutie, isn’t he?

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  3. Col. Hogan August 7, 2005 at 9:29 am

    Congratulations to Tracy and Dick. I’ll get up to LA to congratulate them myself……soon.

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  4. Jeannini-Nini August 8, 2005 at 1:06 pm

    Hahahahaha – “tease” is right! :o)
    What a lovely photo of cousin Faith and her man…..
    “What’s beautiful about celebrating unions like this is that we all benefit from the reminder that we do need one another. Keith and I talked on the way to the wedding about my upbringing (wherein survival and independence was championed above partnership and investment in others–since others can go away) and how every day that he is in my life is a triumph of human connection over going it alone.”
    Being a “survivor” and encouraged to “depend on nobody,” I really, really appreciate this observation, Bon. I’m getting BETTER at community, and at cultivating relationships and at investing in others…but it is hard to break that tough, “independent” wall at times. Thanks for reminding me that I’m not alone…and that I’m not any stronger or braver when I try to BE a “lone ranger.” :o)

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  5. tracyel August 8, 2005 at 6:10 pm

    The fabulous toast was by the fabulous Atlanta-born writer-director Tom Abernathy (I believe we’d hooked you two kids up to chat once before?).
    Thanks for all the kind words –
    and you’re right, all I wanted was you guys there –
    and oh my gosh, was JA ever that small????
    Love you –
    Tracy

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  6. Debra August 10, 2005 at 1:06 pm

    I hear ya, Joni!!!

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