These 2 people are my Oma and Opa, my mom's parents, who were celebrating 60 yrs of marriage. Today, to be honest, I think she may have divorced Opa for good reason, but this was her only love. Opa, I had heard had dipped his stick into other oil wells but Oma knew how to deal with him. Once, she literally dragged him from a Cafe by his big ears. I love my Oma who endured so much because she was just loveable in my eyes. Anyway, this was from 1982 when I brought them back from Europe to celebrate their anniversary in our land. My mom had given them a second wedding since they didn't really have a first as Oma had to wear black in her gown because she was pregnant with Tante Ilse. They married only a few weeks before Tante Ilse was born which was Dec. 27, 1922. I know they got married in December, but can't recall the date but, it was a 100 years ago. I couldn't find a pic of my wedding day so I thought why not Oma and Opa. I am showcasing 3 songs I had at my wedding. The first one was my first dance between my now ex and me and then the next 2 followed.
1. FOR MY LADY BY THE MOODY BLUES-1972
I loved this song from the moment I heard it. It was written and sung by my favourite, Ray Thomas, who, unfortunately, is no longer with us. I was lucky to see them in concert just before Ray had to retire due to illness.
2. WHITE WEDDING SUNG BY BILLY IDOL-1982
Oh yes, I had this as my second song and, yes, I know it's anti wedding, but that's why I chose it. Do you know that Billy Idol actually came to our university back in 1983..I think it was that year. These were my fun drinking years so it's a bit of a fog. I was dancing only a few feet from him. I'm not sure how we got him but glad we did and I danced to this and, of course, Mony Mony. I think that's how you spell it.
3. I DO, I DO, I DO, I DO, I DO SUNG BY ABBA- 1975
Yes, ABBA songs were at my wedding...more than once. I played Dancing Queen, SOS and shoot..there was another but it has slipped my mind. Oh well, I am writing this late.
I thought I would end June with more wedding stuff and chose songs from my nuptials. Even though the marriage didn't last, our friendship did and I'm glad that he is my friend.