Monday, May 24, 2010

"A good time was had by all."

There was a time when the society page of any self-respecting southern newspaper included the phrase, "A good time was had by all" in virtually every article describing a party. Of course, that was an era long gone in a culture that has faded.  Although the party that we hosted at our home this weekend in honor of our son, Zack and new daughter-in-law, Laura might never have been fodder for the society page, I hope that folks had a good time, none-the-less.


Zack enjoyed introducing his friends and ours to his new bride and her family.

Guests were served eleven different types of cookies (totaling more than twelve hundred cookies in all) and all but one type of them was made from scratch.

Laura and her family got to hear "the other side of the story" from some of Zack's friends.

The youngest guests found some treats that even mom would approve of. 

Our friends, Kim and Tim Aldridge, graciously made available flowers from their son's wedding the previous evening.  When our guests learned that Caroline Hollowell, another friend and local school teacher, had done the flower arrangements, some of them commented that she should quit her day job and open a floral shop!

Julia and I are not "party people".   We neither host nor attend many parties but have taken the opportunity to introduce both of our daughters-in-law to our friends via a party for each son and his wife.  I couldn't be more proud of the job Julia did in planning and executing this time for us.  She is an amazing wife, mother and mother-in-law and I know her sons and daughters-in-law appreciate her, too. 

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