Friday, July 19, 2013

Celebrating Love and Laughter

I celebrate my parents' wedding anniversary today. My uncle Roy Okes (mother's brother behind the couple) gave the bride away.

This picture from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, was taken by my uncle John C. Turner. He and my aunt Emogene (mother's sister and attendant, exiting the church behind mother) married the following year.

When I was thirteen, my mother took the dress from the cedar chest and let me model it for Uncle Roy. I walked out on my grandparents' porch where he sat on the swing. He wrinkled his nose and said, “Smells like cedar.” He was so right!


  1. Love your new blog, Paula. What a nice photo of your parents' wedding. Can't wait to read more little sources of joy.

  2. Thanks, Susan. I love reading your posts on