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BAY HEAD SUMMERS - CLARK’S GABLES REVISITED

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During the late Twenties and into the Thirties, Grandma rented a large house at 200 Main Ave, Bay Head, NJ so that she could offer everyone a break from the hot (non-air-conditioned) summers.

Family would come and go as available or as invited.  When they were in residence, her older boys; Arthur, Charlie, Bob and Ken (?) would commute daily from Bay Head to Jersey City on the Jersey Central.  The station was a couple of blocks away.

Among the old family movies are some showing the Hindenburg dirigible going over the house on its way to Lakehurst, many scenes of crazy people having a great time on the beach, several aunts playing tennis in the back yard, one scene of the streets covered with at least a foot of water (perhaps an early Tsunami?), the beaching of the SS Moro Castle nearby, and, of course, one year old me crawling around on the beach trying to catch up with Howard, Cliff and others.

For many years the house has served as a first class B & B, called THE GABLES.  Earlier, the family had always referred to it as CLARK’S GABLES, but that’s another story.

This picture shows the house last summer.  It has been carefully restored and modified over the years.  You will note in the accompanying write-up that the original architect was Sanford White.  The exterior has not been changed, as far as I can tell.

Can’t you just picture how pleased Grandma would be to hear of the first class reconstruction going on at 310 Scotland Road, the farm in Whitehouse and now even Clark’s Gables? 

Charlie

Sis writes… I have no memories of Bay Head, of course. But I do remember two stories Mom used to tell about it. On one of her very first visits to Bay Head before she and Dad were married, everybody was in the kitchen working together to put out a big family meal. She was asked to make the cream sauce for the vegetables. It seems the Engler family ALWAYS had cream sauce on their vegetables (long before cholesterol and carbohydrate worries). She was embarrassed because she had no idea how to do it, so as soon as she got home, she
practiced. And on the next visit, she was ready to pitch in.

Also, I believe it was at Bay Head that Aunt Evelyn and Mom took matters into their own hands. They felt that Uncle Charlie had been going out with Aunt Ruth entirely too long with no progress. So the two of them literally took him for a ride one afternoon and asked just what his intentions toward Ruth were. It must have done the trick because soon after that Uncle Charlie and Aunt Ruth announced their engagement. In fact, Aunt Evelyn got so good at this up-front "Just what are your intentions?" approach that it was hard to keep her away from a boyfriend. I know I had to make her promise to be quiet or I wouldn't bring Wes to June's family picnic. 

June writes… Now to straighten everyone out!!!  It was Aunt Janice who was always asking ones intentions! At least that is the story that I got from Mom.  I think where Aunt Janice ran into white/cream sauce problems was when Grandma was renting a house for years in Belmar I am trying to remember the address.  It wasn't on the ocean. It was about five houses in. When she started renting the house in Bay Head was when I was just born and someone has a movie of the lengthy preparations and bath of one - June.  It went on and on and everyone was fluttering around.  Then Grandma rented it for a number of years, pictures of Charlie and Sis - there.  It seems I was always there - with a teeny tiny room on the 3rd floor at the top of the stairs... western exposure hotter than hell.  And I think the Uncles were down the hall - on the ocean side.  Grandma was always sorry that she didn't buy that house.  Apparently it was offered to her and she rued the day that she didn't then she found Lake George.

 

I can remember when the moving van would arrive at Grandma's and load all of the stuff on, swings etc. for use at Bay Head.  She was really angry with Uncle Cliff, when he and Roy rode sitting on the couch which was tied onto the tailgate of the truck. Grandma always said Roy, given name Royal, was one of the Terhune Collies and I think that’s the name the author who wrote about his dogs. Can you imagine riding on the back of that van gulping all of the fumes from the other cars and Roy’s hair flying around?

 

The storm was a hurricane that came up the coast; poured buckets and the bay came up and met the ocean...storm surge?  Uncle Cliff made money by rowing the ladies around to where they needed to go...like bridge etc.  Uncle Bob, Cliff, Howie, Charlie and my Dad spent the weekend manning the pump to empty the cellar of the house.  Uncle Arthur was always there but I don't think he pumped.

 

The water fights took place at Lake Sunapee.  And I can't remember who dumped a pail of water on Grandma thru the bathroom window when she was changing her wet clothes.  I also know who started it - Pa flicked a teaspoon of water across the table at someone and a glass of water was sent back. The beds on the sleeping porch were soaked, so all of the mattresses were put out to dry the next day. The rest is history. 

PS from Charlie:  Uncle Howie's movies show Bay Head in 1929, Lake Sunapee in 1930, and it looks like Bay Head again in 1930 and/or 1931. 

Charlie admits June is right on the dates…

Sis and I weren't clear on the dates and it did seem like we had remembered something about Belmar. So, the first year at Bay Head was 1929 HOWEVER, Sis is absolutely right about who instigated the 3rd degree of prospective suitors...it WAS Miss Evelyn, and she continued for decades.

 

AND I have the infamous bathing scene on film, which can be had for a price, or maybe we'll show it at the next Christmas party.

 

AND, since June brought it up, the story (unconfirmed) goes that Grandma decided not to return to Sunapee after 1930 because she overheard people talking in a canoe just off-shore, who mentioned that the beach house was being occupied by Mrs. Eagles'  "poor relations"!!! 

 

ENGLER FAMILY CHRISTMAS PARTY 2005

The Engler Family Christmas party is scheduled to be held on Sunday, December 18th at 4pm so keep this date open.
It is being held at the home of Lynn and Peter Kinkel
7 Chalfonte Drive, Lebanon, NJ
RSVP (908) 236-0740

SUMMER HAPPENINGS

Betsey and Sandie took a tour this summer to the Gardens of Eastern Canada and Western New York. The tour started at Fort Ticonderoga (Lake George) and then picked up a group from the University of Vermont. The tour group consisted of approximately 45 women and men plus the Curator of Landscape from Fort Ti and the extension specialist from the Horticultural Research Center at UVM. We traveled in a brand new bus to Montreal (Montreal Botanic Garden), then to Toronto (Harbourfront Centre with the Toronto Music Garden designed in collaboration with the cellist Yo-Yo Ma), then to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Hamilton with their gardens and wonderful Butterfly house, and on to downtown Toronto (tour of Casa Loma, a restored castle and gardens in the midst of the city), then on to Niagara Falls to see the falls and the gardens and greenhouses there. Even though they say that there is not as much water flowing over the falls in August, they seemed very powerful and spectacular. Safely back in the U.S., we headed to Ithaca and a stop at a local winery. The last day was spent at the Cornell Plantations. Who knew that Cornell University was one of the leading horticultural universities in the U.S.? This sounds like a very serious garden tour, but we had good guides, lots of laughter and adventure (tour group members with no passports, a bus driver who hit a car in the hotel parking lot) and many interesting side trips. We had fun, made some new friends, and learned more about gardening, but we still don't know how to get rid of that woodchuck eating everything we plant.

THE CHARLES HENRY ENGLERS

The CHE III's, this time with Bobbye's sister Elizabeth, recently returned from their semi-annual ME lobster fix in Ogunquit, and plan to go back to Sanibel (probably been 20+ years) in January/February and to Bar Harbor in the Spring.  That, plus a Williamsburg trip for Lynn and Bobbye in October, while "Charlie's Angel" sails in Ohio, and a planned visit by Chad and Loretta in November, assuming they finish moving into their new Broken Arrow home, aka DiveTulsa Scuba HQ.

Chad and Loretta's new address is:

29402 E. 70th St. S.

Broken Arrow, OK. 74014

After a nice summer working in our garden on our hilltop in PA, we had a surprise in August when Wes had a heart catheterization and a subsequent quadruple bypass. He's home now and doing his walking and rehab so all will be well in a few months. We're heading off to FL in early November on the Auto train (yay!) and once again we are sorry we'll miss seeing those of you at the Christmas party. One of these years we're going to make a surprise entrance. Love to you all,

Sis

Suezanne Harris writes. I'm no longer with McRae’s, I have gone to work for Target Corp. as an Executive Team Leader.  The job change has been wonderful and is like a breath of fresh air! When we're not at work, little Suzie keeps us busy!  So far, she has evacuated for two hurricanes, however she and I chose to ride Katrina out at home.  We have been very lucky for all of the weather that has hit the panhandle in the last couple of years.  Danny is still working as a Deputy Sheriff on what is left of Pensacola Beach, and he is happy to report that the visitors are coming back slowly but surely and the businesses there are happy to see them.  We took a quick family vacation this fall to Disney World and with an infant along it was definitely the hardest Disney trip we've ever made.  Of course we had an amazing time through her eyes and it’s only going to get more fun the older she gets.  (We were actually scheduled to leave on a cruise out of Galveston, TX the Saturday that Katrina hit so Disney always makes a wonderful "Plan B".)  This picture of Suzie was taken on her 9 month Birthday....Where does the time go?

Rumor has it the Richard Penn Englers are considering a move away from the Florida coast due to the recent hurricane activity and threats of future storms.

 

THE ARTHUR EDWARD ENGLERS

News from Ted (Arthur) –

Love the website!!  It's been about 15 years since I've attended an Engler family function so it's great to have this resource. I just thought I would send an update of what's up in my life. Allison (6) just "graduated" from kindergarten. It was a wonderful affair. I was actually pretty amazed at how much emphasis they put on it. As I recall as a child getting out of kindergarten simply meant that you went on to 1st grade, but her school put on a big graduation ceremony including caps and gowns and then had a nice cookies and cake party afterwards.  Allison loved it, and it was a super opportunity to get to know her friend's parents, teachers, and school administrators. Ana (2) is growing up nicely. She has a very outgoing nature, and shows no fear of any situation or person.  It's actually a rather amusing dynamic because my kid's personalities really reflect those of my brother Bill's and mine when we were growing up. I was always the shy more reserved type while Bill was the leap before you look type. Ally and Ana are the same way.  It's really kind of fun to watch.

 

It's now been 12 years since I moved to Columbus, Ohio and I am still trying to figure out a way to get back to an ocean bordering state. I really thought that my stay in the mid-west wouldn't last for more than five years, but somehow between the wife, kids, mortgages, and not to mention paychecks I have stayed.  I'll give it another two years.

Once again, I really enjoy the website.  Keep up the good work.
Arthur E. Engler, III

Allison Elizabeth Engler
Analise Eiliyana Engler
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Hey look at that, they're all AEE's.

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cell (614)216-0138

Bill (William Howard Engler) and Sue are expecting a baby (boy) in early March

Hey look at that, they're all AEE's.

Hi Noel & Sandie -

I just wanted to send along some updated news for the Buzz...I hope I'm not too late - we were in Disney for the week.

I'm no longer with McRaes, I have gone to work for Target Corp. as an Executive Team Leader. The job change has been wonderful and is like a breath of fresh air!! When we're not at work, little Suzie keeps us busy! So far, she has evacuated for two hurricanes, however she and I chose to ride Katrina out at home. We have been very lucky for all of the weather thats hit the panhandle in the last couple of years. Danny is still working as a Deputy Sheriff on whats left of Pensacola Beach, and he is happy to report that the visitors are coming back slowly but surely and the business are there and happy to see them. We took a quick family vacation this fall to Disney World and with an infant along it was definitely the hardest Disney trip we've ever made. Of course we had an amazing time through her eyes and its only going to get more fun the older she gets. (We were actually suppose to leave on a cruise out of Galveston, TX the Saturday that Katrina hit so Disney always makes a wonderful "Plan B".) This picture of Suzie was taken on her 9 month Birthday....Where does the time go?


THE ARTHUR PETER BRODERSONS

June reports that she has sold the house in Far Hills and is looking for a new house in Somerset County. She and Cliffie are planning to move in the spring.

Pat and Pete are wondering why they decided to build a house at this stage of life.  As general contractor Pete is on site most days, so we are moving on Nov 28 no matter what.  Kurt and Jan are in their new house and were smart not to build.  They live in Addison, VT with 2 cats and a new puppy....they both still teach and still love it.  Eric, Lydia and Logan along with the rest of us are looking forward to the birth of their second son around Thanksgiving.  He is bigger than Logan was at this time and Logan was 9'4" so Pete calls him Jumbo.  Gretchen is still in Hawaii and working hard as the night manager, entertainment booker and bartender at a popular restaurant in Honolulu and she just moved to a new place with ocean view and swimming pool.  She loves it there.  Pat's mother still very alert and active turned 97...she must have some of the Engler-type blood.  Come to Vermont to see our new house on Blueberry Hill.

 

Peter and Carole visited the Tuscany region of Italy for two weeks, just ahead of the throngs of tourists. We landed in Florence and took a "great circle" that took us to Lucca, the famed walled city, Pisa (it really is leaning), Marina Castalgana Carduci on the water, inland to Poggia Focco, a 500 acre farm with buildings dating back to 800 AD in which we stayed. We visited 15 different mountain-top walled cities, enjoyed the fabulous foods and wines (everyone there is very into food), navigating the narrow roads (which is easy as the roads are well-marked), trying out our rough Italian and enjoying being "under the Tuscan sun". We even benefitted from a break in the Euro vs dollar situation. Bought too much (things are not less expensive, just of better quality there), shopped in local grocery stores which are a kick and pretended we actually lived there (which would be nice).

Jeremy also visited Italy with his girfriend Amy just before us and Scott and Randy are off to Italy in a week to ride bikes and do what they do so well. Rob and family are fine in San Diego.


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THE KENNETH G. ENGLERS

We hosted one of the stops on a house tour sponsored by the Ticonderoga Festival Guild in September. Much of the older part of the house is just as when Aunt Dottie and Uncle Howard had it except for the furniture. The tour provided the incentive for us to finish off more of the details of the addition we put onto the back. As a “family” home we’d love to have others of the family stop by to see it anytime. 

Ken finally finished the restoration of his 1968 Lyman runabout and launched it in August. It looks beautiful but still has some leaks to be corrected this winter.

 

Karen and Jud are expecting their second baby in mid December. Karen and Julia spent much of the summer with us at Lake George while Jud had a traditional weekend commute. His route is, of course, much more pleasant than the traditional “Engler” route on the New York Thruway, and before that on old route 9N. Jud even enhances the ride by doing it on his BMW motorcycle.  Fall and winter will often find Ken and Enid there doing carpentry and painting.

 

Steve and Lisa have purchased a home near Boston. Their address is 63 Winsor Avenue, Watertown, MA 02472 and there are lots of projects there for Ken and Enid too. Steve is continuing his civil engineering with Sasaki Associates, a Landscape Architecture and Engineering firm in Watertown just two miles from the new house. Steve commutes on his bicycle. Lisa recently began a position in Boston with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.  As the Coastal Coordinator for the Areas of Critical Environmental Concern program she will manage and monitor areas designated across the state for their environmental, cultural, or historical significance.

 

THE WILLIAM HIBBERDS

Marge and Warren's new address is:

Swim

1265 North Marsh View Lane

Green Valley, Arizona   85614-6254

THE HOWARD GILBERT ENGLERS

Peter and Carole visited the Tuscany region of Italy for two weeks, just ahead of the throngs of tourists.  We landed in Florence and took a "great circle" that took us to Lucca, the famed walled city, Pisa (it really is leaning), Marina Castalgana Carduci on the water, inland to Poggia Focco, a 500 acre farm with buildings dating back to 800 AD in which we stayed.  We visited 15 different mountain-top walled cities, enjoyed the fabulous foods and wines (everyone there is very into food), navigating the narrow roads (which is easy as the roads are well-marked), trying out our rough Italian and enjoying being "under the Tuscan sun".   We even benefited from a break in the Euro vs. dollar situation.  Bought too much (things are not less expensive, just of better quality there), shopped in local grocery stores which are a kick and pretended we actually lived there (which would be nice).

Jeremy also visited Italy with his girlfriend Amy just before us and Scott and Randy are off to Italy in a week to ride bikes and do what they do so well.  Rob and family are fine in San Diego.


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Scott Engler is currently living in London selling knickknacks online. He spends most of his free time pondering the masters at the National Museum and competing in pick-up dart games at the local pub. Scott has joined the local cricket league and plans to compete over the summer in the junior Ashes Competition in Bombay. That's the buzz!

The editor asked Peter if the above was true and this is the response – “Well, it is certainly humorous. He is in London 30% of the time now and may well be playing lots of darts.......run it”.  And so I did.

Carol, Peter and family had a nice visit with Gil, Barbara and his boys and daughter in the San Francisco area last spring. It was fun to show them the wine country etc.  Peter reports that Randy is working at EBay and that Martha visited Lake George this summer at Peter Haven and that Marge moved to Arizona ahead of the rapid price increases for retirement homes, etc.



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Peter and Carole are well into our second year of marriage.  We hosted a thirty-first birthday party for Jeremy in September at which Jeremy's girlfriend, Amy, her parents and their present spouses, Scott and his new lady friend, Gillian (lovely attorney living in London), Monica (Carole's oldest with baby Melia and son Avery) and Leslie and Ethan were in attendance.  We then traveled to Lake George as part of a wedding trip to New Hampshire (Peter's boss from 30 years ago) and had the pleasure of seeing Jennifer (Betsey's youngest daughter living in Burlington), Ken and Enid and Keith and Sandy (all looking better than ever) as well as Brother Jeff (also looking pretty good with only one child left in college) among others.  Hot and steamy, just like July- lots of beach time.  Got a ride in Ken's handsome, rebuilt Lyman (Uncle Charlie would be proud) skiff, "Moonbeam", and caught up on family activities. 

Scott travels between his shopping.com offices in San Francisco and London, Jeremy is enjoying his high tech job at salesforce.com, and Rob and Deena and three kids are trying to keep everything together (Logan is a serious student and Charlie and Avery are active and thriving twins).

Peter is waiting to hear from publishers on his two book projects and forming a nine-partner search firm, Carole is busy with new grand-daughter and traveling with me.  Looking forward to fall and winter in Tahoe and hosting any of you ski enthusiasts who can make it to Tahoe (Reno airport is only an hour away). 

Word from Gil…

Bart and Jen and Eric and Catherine are expecting. Eric and Catherine's will be sometime in February while Bart and Jen are looking for the big day to be towards the end of April.

 

We recently had a Columbus Day birthday weekend with Barbara's 60th celebrated with a post birthday party luncheon Saturday at Ken and Enid's Ti house and mine celebrated the next evening again at Ken and Enid's. Both were fun and memorable. We had all of our off-spring and their spouses except for Lindsay, Tim and Jen.

Randy is well ensconced in Redwood City, CA and working hard at EBay, thoroughly enjoying California life and traveling having done a good bit of Italy this past summer. He celebrated his 34th B-day with Jeremy, Scott, friends and girlfriends recently in San Francisco. Lindsay is working hard towards her Bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona State in Flagstaff. Greg spent his high school junior summer earning his EMT and Fire Fighting qualifications and volunteers a night a week with the Bethesda/Chevy Chase Rescue Squad. He is well into the college application process. He and I toured the University of Vermont in Burlington Columbus Day. Bart and Jen enjoy their jobs, he with a headhunter company in FL and she with Hawaiian Tropic doing promotional work-just got back from two weeks in Hawaii. The two family PhD's are working hard, as well. Catherine is an editor with Oxford University Press in NYC while Eric works for MasterCard selling programs to large companies. Sarah is the director of major gifts for Defenders of Wildlife in DC while Tim has just finished his Masters at John Hopkins School for Advance International Studies in DC and now is working for the Pugh Foundation. Barbara continues to head up nursing in the Urology Dept at INOVA Alexandria Hospital while I continue life as a home inspector. I have been working feverishly on the next edition of my 380,000 word home inspection manual. Life, I hope, will be again when I am done. I am looking forward to collecting all of your taxpayer dollars when my Navy retirement kicks in this month.

 

Peter Haven (Lake George) has survived yet another year although I have yet to feel we are ahead of the upkeep curve - still a great place to recharge. It's also been fun to be neighbors with Ken and Enid at the two Ti houses. That's it in a nutshell.

Recently, Barbara and I had an interesting experience on our way back from spending the weekend in Norwalk, CT with Barbara’s oldest daughter, Catherine, and husband, Eric, we stopped in Short Hills.  The purpose was for me to get pictures of the Robin Hood Cottage (RHC), One Nottingham Road, Short Hills.  Why?  I am rewriting my 380,000 word home inspection manual including illustrations this time. Of all the slate roofs I have seen, the RHC is the most impressive and I wanted pictures of that roof in the book.  You probably know that Uncle Arthur Engler was a partner in developing the “Nottingham” neighborhood in Short Hills in the late ‘20’ and 30’s.  Grandma, I believe, bought, at least, Arthur, Ruth, Howard, Bob and Ken properties there as wedding presents.

Unannounced, I rang the bell.  Someone appeared at the door but didn’t open it –certainly can’t blame him when there’s a strange 6’ 4” hulk at his door.  I said through the little elf window, “My name is Gil Engler. I am a home inspector from Washington, D.C. My Uncle Arthur Engler built this house.”  With that, bolts were thrown and the door was opened.  Amazing the effect the Engler name can have in that part of the world.  The current owner, a Monroe Atkinson, a man in his seventies appeared and welcomed me (Barbara was tending her golden retriever, Redford).  He then spent the next half hour or so telling me and, later, Barbara many things about the house.  He first explained that he had lived there since 1970.  He certainly knew the name Engler and had had dinner with young Arthur’s wife Barbara at her house in Short Hills years ago with his wife whose last name, I believe, was Harm.  He knew that the lumber and millwork for the house came from Engler Millwork.  He went on to explain that the vertical timber on the left side of the interior stairway in one of the attached pictures was one to which George Washington allegedly once hitched his horse!  A previous owner (only two others in the life of the house) told Mr. Atkinson that Walt Disney supposedly attended a party there in the ‘30’s and it is the RHC from which Walt allegedly conceived the design for Snow White’s cottage in the original animated film.  Mr. Atkinson is experiencing more and more leaks in the slate roofing and having trouble getting competent folks to find and correct them.  He is also worried about the Millburn tax load finally forcing him to sell the house at some point.

I believe the RHC was the first built in the development and was used, initially, as the sales office.  The slate is Vermont slate, I’m sure, because of the colors – greens, grays, purples and browns.  The weight of the roofing is enormous – 25 tons according to Uncle Arthur or 40 tons according to Mr. Atkinson – either way that an awesome amount of weight for any roof system.  All of the leaded glass windows are of different design.  The weathervane seen in img.0432.jpg is original and is of Robin Hood and his merry men.  Not seen in any of the photos nor to anyone at this point is a reclining archer on the masonry wall holding a lamp at the entry gate but it can’t be seen because the ivy has overgrown him.  Everything on the exterior of the house is original and the roofing slates don’t appear to have aged a day.

The last attachment is from an original 1927 article about the house which I have ordered from E-bay.  The architect was Bernardt E. Müller about whom I could find nothing on the Internet.  I am hoping that the article has lots more information and that I can scan it and share it with the family.


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If any family member can add to, correct, modify or otherwise embellish the above, I would love to have your thoughts.

Editors note: Bob, Jean, Bobby and Noel lived on Ferndale Road in an English home. The house didn’t have a basement and was always damp and moldy – I’m convinced it’s the reason brother Bob came down with Rheumatic Fever. Uncle Art and Aunt Barbara lived in an English home up the hill on Sherwood Road and Aunt Kay, Uncle Ken, Aunt Ruth and Uncle Charlie had colonial type homes on Delwick Lane. On my last visit the neighborhood was changing as one of the old English homes (the one next to ours on Ferndale Road) was torn down and a monstrosity was being built in it’s place but then that’s happening all over town. Apparently there are absolutely no building restrictions and the commissioners are only interested in garnering more tax dollars. Our taxes when we moved from Short Hills seven years ago were $14,000.00 and going up rapidly…and that’s cheap!

THE CLIFFORD EDWIN ENGLERS
Wendy was not at Heidi’s wedding, just my Mom & I from the immediate family.  Heidi's daughters were all there of course, and Dave's daughter, Danielle, was also there.  Lorienne (Win's youngest daughter) flew in from San Francisco and it was great having her there.  Alexandra wanted to come too, but with four kids it would have been quite an undertaking getting everybody from Montana to Florida.


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The location for the wedding was Heidi's 3rd choice, her back up plan.  Vero Beach still shows signs of the damage from the last wave of hurricanes, so this had a direct impact on the location.  The Gazebo she had picked out was destroyed and the weather was too unpredictable for the beautiful park on the water she had hoped to use.  The back up plan actually worked out very well after all.  It was also right on the water, but had the option of indoor and outdoor.  There was the reception hall and it had some nice outdoor decks where the pictures were taken after the actual ceremony.  We finished with pictures outside, and during the first dance, the skies opened up and it rained the rest of the evening.  Someone was looking down on Heidi and Dave that day.  The back up plan worked perfectly.

I walked Heidi down the isle, Korey (Heidi's daughter) & I performed a song together and my Mother was a dancing maniac!  You should have seen my Mother dancing to Motown & rock & roll; I only hope I can dance like that at her age.

Bruce

PS - Brett graduated with a nursing degree from William Patterson College in August.  We're all amazed and very proud.

 

MYSTERY CORNER…


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