Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Cambridge Life #13 Cambridge Life #13

John Carlson and Katy Schonbeck united in love (Photos: Bill Creitz (c) 2006)

Life in Cambridge, NY was truly joyous this past Memorial Day weekend. BuzzWaver John Carlson was officially handfasted to Katy Schonbeck. I know you all know John and Katy from the various postings on this blog so sharing their happy day with you feels like a celebration for the entire Cambridge, NY community.

After spending the morning hiking up Mt. Greylock, Katy blew the conch shell to announce their arrival. Friends could not stop smiling as the couple joined the celebration.

Friend Meg Cottam passed a blessings candle through the guests and asked us to put our wishes into the candle. Emery Forest then had the couple light the candle and entwined their hands in wool as a symbol of their joining together.

For over a year John and Katy have talked about Gideon's Restaurant in North Adams and now I know why. Master Chef, Bill Gideon, prepared an amazing feast for us to enjoy. He even made a vegan dish for Katy's daughter that she could not stop commenting about. Of course, I ate too much and drank too much, but life is too short to diet at celebrations as happy as this one was.

We do things with tradition here in Cambridge, NY; just not always in the usual traditional way.

Send your wishes to John and Katy by writing a comment on the blog. Life doesn't get any better than this in Cambridge, NY.


Blogger mlaedlein said...

Dear Katy and John,
Congratulations! It looks like a wonderful celebration & we are very happy for you - as well as for Kyle and Molly...There is such fun to enjoy in life.
Sincere wishes for a treasure of a future,
Mary Laedlein and Dale Hall

5:27 PM  
Blogger Charlene said...

Congratulations on your blessed day! No wonder I didn't see you all at Farmers Market. Joyful celebrations were happening in Cambridge and that is a wonderful thing. Peace & Joy to All!

5:33 PM  

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