A busy wedding and graduation party weekend

Posted By on June 1, 2010

Two of my nephews celebrated milestones in their lives this past weekend … and of course the special events happened 7 hours apart, one in Ohio and the other in New York. My brother’s son graduated from high school and although we missed the Saturday event at Bethel High School,  IMG_3420we timed the Sunday afternoon party back at their house perfectly – in other words we made if for food.
😉 Congratulations Jaben.

My nephew Aaron, was married in a beautiful ceremony at the Chautauqua Institute in western New York. The sunny 80 plus degree day made the outdoor “Hall of Philosophy” setting ideal for a wedding.  It was great to see the family even if it was for only for the afternoon20100429 025 nuptials and evening reception – I don’t think I’ve ever been to a nicer wedding.

The ‘fortunate’ groom married Lauren Shuck, a girl that we’ve all known for years – a decade I think; it was about time Aaron!  After an exciting honeymoon trip to Cairo, Egypt, they’ll be living near Washington DC where Aaron is finishing his PhD in Biology at Georgetown University. Aaron’s father, my wife’s late brother Mark, would have been very please with the ceremony and happy for his son. Congratulations Aaron and Laurenfullscreen Howard.  (family oriented photo set from Flickr below – for optimum viewing click ‘full screen button’  on slide show embed)


  • Gary

    Hi Rich and thanks for sharing the wedding photo’s. You have an opportunity for a new career path in photography. Beautiful wedding and congrats to the bride and groom, trust that all is well with you and the family.

    Also, please thank your mom for digging up that photo of me as well…ugh. No secrets in Sidney- ha-ha. Sorry but I have been away on business and just now catching up on mail etc.

    Take care, Gary

  • Always good to hear from you Gary … glad you enjoyed the wedding photos. We had a nice time although with my lousy hearing can’t say I was able to converse much with the family at the reception.
    I knew you would appreciate reading the stuff my mom clips from Sidney!

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