Maria , my wife's niece , and Dominic , her long time sweetheart , were married .
Mia and her dad Gilles "walk down the isle", even I was a little overcome
Trouble is that when I think of Mia , it's that little nine year old girl with the long brown hair in this photo taken sixteen years ago at my wedding that comes to mind .
And these two pretty ladies . . .
. . . are these two children . . . Mia's sister Abby , and cousin Kaylee . . . and for a jaded old cuss like me it's difficult to wrap my brain around this time-warp .
OK that's about as much soupiness as I can handle . . Here is a photo of the background scenery . Tall ship booze cruises on Casco Bay . The center console powerboat that drove past just before the vows with the beer swilling crew hollering "RUN AWAY", made for some good laughs .
As this was one of the rare occasions when we are all together we did manage a family photo, though Gilles is missing as he went to find Abby for the official family portrait . The young fellow on the far left was not even born when we were married .The young man second from the right . . .
is the little boy in the photo of the children at our wedding .
. . . there that looks better without the riffraff obstructing the view .
And our gift to the couple was some needle-point Annie had made .