24 June 2014

Nineteen

Because we are complicated, our wedding invitation was idiosyncratic. Letterpress, with hand applied watercolor to pick out the green in the intertwined letters. And a dictionary definition of marriage: "the combination of the king and queen of the same suit, as in pinochle".


Needless to say, we did not include a preprinted RSVP card, because I believe that everyone ought to know how to respond, properly, to an invitation (and, furthermore, that thank you notes are to be hand-written and put in the mail).

My absolute favorite response was from a dear, crusty, across-the-street neighbor. If memory serves, it was the first response we got, and it was perfect.


Happy nineteenth anniversary, dear.

15 comments:

readersguide said...

Aww -- Congrats!

susan said...

That response, and invitation, are superb.

Congratulations all around.

RuthWells said...

Happy anniversary!

Harriet said...

That's lovely. Happy anniversary!

Julia said...

I remember that day!

Though I don't recall if I wrote an acceptance note...

Liz said...

Julia, I was thinking the same thing! Though it was my first solo outing after I had my first baby so maybe I got a pass......
And a beautiful day it was.
Congratulations Maggie and Will.

Bron said...

Fabulous Ruth. How I miss her.
Congratulations to you and the man, and the girl too, for that matter...

S. said...

Mazel tov!

Catherine said...

Love that. Happy anniversary!

Jody said...

That is excellent.

Congratulations!

Jeanne said...

Amusement: something that causes laughter or provides entertainment.

Janet said...

A sense of humor and creativity :). Happy anniversary!

Elissa said...

I think a lot about those Reid Ave. women. Ruth's lillies are just about to bloom in my garden. And your wedding Maggie, was great fun!

jo(e) said...

Love that response! Hope you had a wonderful anniversary.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Oh, that's delightful. Yes, to handwritten thank you notes and their delivery method being via the post.