Friday, June 20, 2008

Quote of the Day

from The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have past at home in the bosom of my family." ~ Thomas Jefferson (letter to Francis Willis Jr., 18 April 1790)

I thought this particularly appropriate as my husband and I celebrate the wedding of our best friends' daughter. Light posting, if any, for the weekend because, family is more important that anything - and these dear friends are 'family.'

Enjoy the weekend!

5 comments:

navyvet said...

Hi Maggie,

Enjoy....you are very fortunate to have such friends in today's world.

Close friends and family are a blessing.

tom

Carol said...

Hope you and Sam enjoy the wedding. And hope you're ready for the reception! ;)

I feel a breakfast coming on....

Tim Higgins said...

Maggie,

All the best to the family, and to those of the bride and groom. Rather than reply with an additional quotation, I thought instead to tease with a piece of ancient history:

The bride’s father supplied his son-in-law with all of the mead (beer made from honey) that he could drink for a month in Babylon some 4,000 years ago. Over time, this period became known as the “honey month”, which we know today as “honeymoon”.

Maggie Thurber said...

Tim - kind of makes me wonder why the father thought the groom needed a month of mead...,

It was a beautiful wedding and a very fun reception ... I was struck by how personal the ceremony and celebration were - very indicative of the personalities of the bride and groom.

Tim Higgins said...

Maggie,

The time I was speaking of was one where brides were exchanged for goats and camels. I think that understanding the mind of the father of the bride may be just a bit beyond us.

But maybe that's just me ...

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