Today is my and Louella's wedding anniversary, married Dec. 3,2005.
We were married in a ceremony at our house. Amanda McClendon officiated, my mother sang a song, my uncle Richard offered the prayer, my brother Don gave a toast, my sister Becky did the beautiful flowers and we had good food and wine. If was a very sweet occasion and if I say so myself, a beautiful wedding. About 50 people attended.
Many people think we have been married a lifetime, We met in Washington DC in 1991 and dated long-distance a long time and she moved to Nashville in 2001. Louella was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2003, but probably had it since 2001. Now, it is almost hard to remember her before Alzheimer's but we had a wonderful life together. She was smart, well-read, had lots of interest, loved travel, and was adventurous. I wish those who have only know here as the lady with Alzheimer's would have know her before. She really is the love of my life.
While I was in Cleveland, Louella was in good hands.
|Louella enjoys a Margarita at Las Palmas|