Oct 10 – The Deed is Done – Just a short post today to let everyone know that there is now another Mr, and Mrs. Moorehead. The Borg assimilates another member. Congrats to Jackie and Andrew on a wonderful day yesterday. And welcome all of the Salibas to our now even more extended family.
Thanks also to whoever was using my camera to get some pics as I was not allowed! I will post some of them separately. Clearly they did not have my superior photography skills – but they tried! I know Paparazzi Payne took a whack of pics so I will get more from her but these are just a quick hit.
As I did not say yesterday, Jane and I are now 2 and 0 with none to go. Both boys are now officially “gonzo” and we now have to figure out what to do to occupy our time. The 2 – 0 is a much better record than the Blue Jays, but then just look at the difference in coaching and managerial skills that were applied.
Since I actually did make some notes for the Father (and Mother – although Jane would not come up) of the Groom speech, I will sort of repeat them here as not everyone could be there and I really meant what I said about the value of family and friends – I know Mom and Dad would have had similar thoughts had they been able to attend. The words are clearly not exact, but the message is there. Besides, poor Andrew got “roasted” enough by the rest of the gang. I had to play the “Good Dad” card.
Good evening everyone and welcome.
The last time I faced a group like this, I was promoting the values of a new Loyalty program and had a great PowerPoint presentation to back me up. I am flying solo here but the message to Andrew and Jackie today is you now have your own new loyalty program to work on.
Thanks to all for coming – it is great to see everyone
I think the winery was the draw – it certainly wasn’t us.
Unfortunately my Mom and Dad could not be with us tonight so I will take Dad’s place.
If he was here, he would say: (Wait for response from the Moorehead Audience!! )
“We are truly blessed – With our families, our children and our friends”. . . and indeed we are.
I have to be careful saying that as I tend to look up and wait for the lightning bolt to come down and nail me.
Jackie – Andrew as you continue your lives together, we would ask you to always think about these words and remember
In the game of life, the value of family and true friends trumps all
The older you get the more you will realize that, and some of us here tonight have done a lot more realizing than others.
You guys have a ways to go.
My grandfather who you never knew was a wonderful old Irishman.
Wee Billy taught me many things – Including how to cheat at cards and the taste of good Irish Whiskey!
So on that note let me pass along an Old Irish Blessing for you that he would like and probably knew
May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your hearts and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!
On behalf of my Mom and Dad, Jane and I and all of our collected and extended families and friends
Welcome to the Moorehead (and Powell) families – it is a blessing to have you
And with that, may I propose a Toast – To Families and Friends – may they be always be appreciated for their true value.
Now with that I need to sign off and go pick my NFL pool teams. Since I “forgot” on Thursday I am already 0 for 1 and would prefer not to pick up an 0 for 15 or however manay games there are this week.
For the Canucks – Enjoy Thanksgiving – the last long weekend before Xmas and
For my Yankee relatives and friends – too bad – you need to wait until November!