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Purple flowers, guest collection #69

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Photo by Tricia Dykers Koenig
12 July 2017
Japanese Tea Garden
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, California

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Luke, Merdine T., and love

Luke and Merdine TEach item packed,
was packed with care,
for each was so much more
than a physical object,
each
transcended time and crossed miles
with unbreakable cords
of memory,
connection,
love.

The wooden box came apart
in Eric’s hands.
The pieces, sixteen black and sixteen white,
he nestled securely inside;
then rubber bands bound the box together,
until the hinges can be repaired.
Into a plastic bag,
then into a cushioned bag
went the box.
Eric smiled at me;
I smiled at him,
warmth washing over us both.
As he took the package to car,
I turned to Essie,
“Someday, have him tell you about
Luke and
Merdine T.”
As she agreed,
Essie smiled at me.
I smiled at her,
knowing the love will pass along.

3 July 2017
Cleveland Heights, Ohio

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Purple flowers, Eric and Essie’s wedding 2

IMG_5716 (600x800)My son Eric married Essie Reinke on 8 June 2017.
Their wedding had a definite purple theme.
The flowers from the top of their wedding cake.
8 June 2017
Richmond, Virginia

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Purple flowers, Eric and Essie’s wedding 1

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My son Eric married Essie Reinke on 8 June 2017.
Their wedding had a definite purple theme.
My boutonnière.
8 June 2017
Richmond, Virginia

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Purple not flowers, Eric and Essie’s wedding 3

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My son Eric married Essie Reinke on 8 June 2017.
Their wedding had a definite purple theme.
Essie and Eric gave my wife, Tricia, and me purple stoles
which we wore for the communion service at the wedding.
8 June 2017
Richmond, Virginia

 

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Purple not flowers, Eric and Essie’s wedding 2

IMG_5643 (600x800)My son Eric married Essie Reinke on 8 June 2017.
Their wedding had a definite purple theme.
Eric’s socks.
8 June 2017
Richmond, Virginia

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Purple not flowers, Eric and Essie’s wedding 1

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My son Eric married Essie Reinke on 8 June 2017.
Their wedding had a definite purple theme.
Eric’s tie and pocket handkerchief.
8 June 2017
Richmond, Virginia

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