1 EAGLETON NOTES: A New Family

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Thursday, 21 August 2014

A New Family

When Gareth and Carol married two families were joined.

It is only now that the festivities are over and I have returned from my all-to-brief sojourn in Glasgow that the reality of that joining has struck home.

When Gareth and Carol announced that they were marrying Carol’s family made it clear that if Gaz married Carol he married her family as well. I cannot think of a more loving and wonderful family with which to be associated as an in-law.

Gaz’s Mum and I have not lost a son nor just gained a daughter-in-law: we too have gained a family.

For me having lived on the Island for four decades it has the special significance of cementing my bond to the Island.


32 comments:

  1. Should also have said - lovely pic! x

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  2. Lovely looking extended family. It is a relief and a joy when the in-laws all like each other.

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    1. Well, Violet Sky, I certainly couldn't wish for better in-laws.

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  3. What a gorgeous photo, Graham. Your son looks so like you.

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    1. I hope, Frances, that Gaz regards that as a compliment! I certainly do. Thank you.

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  4. Lovely image. All the best!

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  5. It's a very nice wedding picture and I hope you will all get on dell with each other!

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    1. ... WELL... My touch screen keyboard was set on Swedish, not that that really explains anything...

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  6. Lovely thoughts with a lovely photo. The wedding dress for the bride! I have seen many over the years (not my my own!) and that has to be one of my very favorites. And I really do think you and your son look so handsome in kilts. My husband tells me that Gaz is a nickname for Gareth just like Baz is for Barry. I don't think I knew that!

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    1. Thank you Kay. Gaz is, indeed, short for Gareth and, as my other name is Barry (the B of GB) I was called Baz or even Ba in my youth.

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  7. Marriages bring great family changes whether we realize it or not. it seems like you have a good grasp on the change and it's significance.

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  8. Congratulations to all of you. Sending love and hugs, xoxoxo

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  9. lovely photo. The bride looks lovely and her dress is gorgeous. You scrub up pretty well yourself Graham

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    1. You're very kind Carol: thank you.

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  10. Hmmm... Looks like my comment has not come through.
    Anyway, beautiful people obviously enjoying each other's company, very nice.

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    1. Yes, Meike, I've been coping my long comments before sending recently because there have been a lot of glitches.

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  11. Now that the two families are joined together let's hope that Carol's lot don't come around asking you for money! A lovely photograph of a day to treasure. The bride looks gorgeous.

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    1. The bride is gorgeous YP.

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    3. It's quite alright pudding...we don't need his money...we have enough of our own dough.

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    4. Well said Jayne. I would have understood if your first comment had been much more scathing.

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  12. One big happy family, who could ask for more...I wish all of you the best of everything that the future holds

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  13. What a lovely pair they are. And there really is something nice about being accepted into another family - thank goodness both our girls married into nice ones. And it looks most certainly as if your boy has too.

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    1. I'm happy for you Jenny and I'm certainly happy for me.

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  14. I'm glad it was such a lovely day for you all. They make a beautiful couple.

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    1. Thanks Pauline. It was and they are!

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