Saturday, August 14, 2004

Dowdy days of avocado and peach

Ken and Bev 70s Posted by Hello

As the evening sun filtered through the 60s styled stained windows the soft colors dappled over the avocado green carpet and drapes. The mellow baritone voice of Ken Dowdy filled the air.

“You see, I’d like to share my life with you
Show you things I’ve seen
Places that I’m going to, places that I’ve been
To have you there beside, never be alone
And all the time that you’re with me
We would be at home”

(Song by John Denver)

“I’ll love you forever and forever
Love you with all my heart
Love you whenever we’re together
Love you when we’re apart…
Sing it loud so I can hear you
Make it easy to be near you
For the things you do endear you to me
Oh, you know I will, I will."

(Song by the Beatles)

The congregation sang.

For the beauty of the earth
For the beauty of the skies
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies
Lord of all to thee we raise
This our sacrifice of praise.
The girls in apricot and the guys in beige tuxedoes with apricot ruffled shirts stood up with us, sang to us, sang with us, and prayed with us. The parents, sans my Daddy who would have loved Ken Dowdy, blessed us. Our friends and family celebrated with food and fun for hours.

The fashion police and the music critics might cringe at a reprise of that wedding of 30 years ago, but there is nothing in this world I would trade for all the Dowdy days I have reveled in Ken’s love.


Matt Elliott said...

What? You married Lindsey Buckingham?!? I had no idea! (Or that the guitar player from "Boston"??)

Congratulations, you guys!

Quiara said...

Late congrats. ^_^

(Though I do remember why I tried to miss the 70s altogether...)

B. S. Denton said...

Speaking in complete honesty, without my trademarked sarcasm or irony, this may be the greatest post I have ever read on a blog.

Congratulations to all of you.