Chuck and Mary’s Wedding

Chuck and Mary were married at the City Hall back in 2002. About a year later James was born.

We were going to have our wedding in Las Vegas but the 911 attacks postponed everything. Finally we got tired of waiting and planning and I called the city and they said they could do it during the first week in September so we agreed. Ron, Aunt Louise, and Peg attended a small ceremony at city hall then we went on a honeymoon up north and had a great time.

Edited: September 5th, 2002

Criss Marries Kenny Rae

Criss and Kenny Rae tied the knot on a very chilly day in January. Criss’s husband Kenny Rae is a country western singer and entertainer well known in the down river area. His family is from Indiana and his cousin in basketball star Larry Bird.

After the ceremony the party moved on to Trenton to celebrate the event in Aunt Louise’s basement (which had been used for many a celebration through the years. The party went into the wee hours of the night and a great time was had by everyone in attendance. (more…)

Edited: January 16th, 1987

Cousin Terry Weds Jeff Alfred

Cousin Terry’s wedding was much fun for the whole family with lots of dancing at the reception. Most of James relatives were in attendance and can be seen in these pictures. The wedding took place on a glorious summer day. There was hardly a dry eye in the place as many remembered Terry’s Dad Uncle Joe, who had passed away a few years earlier while visiting Disney World with his family. He would have been very proud of his day and everyone was sure he was looking down from heaven with his blessing. (more…)

Edited: June 12th, 1980

Criss Marries Danny Merritt

The wedding took place at Dearborn City Hall and was presided over by Mayor Orville Hubbard. On the back of the photo given to us by the city is the following:

With Best Wishes From Orville L Hubbard, LLB, Mayor of Dearborn Since January 6, 19942.

After the services at City Hall, the wedding party went to the Dearborn Inn where a reception was held. The band played “Misty” for Criss, since it was her favorite song at the time.

A good time was had by all! (more…)

Edited: October 4th, 1973

Mark Marries Kathy

Cousin Mark married his girl friend Kathy in 1968 which marked another significant event that took place during the summer of 1968. Mark and Kathy had two children, Ron and Renee. Ron was actually born while Mark was on tour in Germany while Renee was born after Mark got out of the service due to injuries suffered in Vietnam.

Edited: June 17th, 1968

Barbara’s Wedding to Joe Gedman

One of James Dad’s earliest memories is being a ring bearer at his cousin Barbs wedding. His cousin Sandi was the flower girl that day. This was the first wedding James Dad ever participated at and he also remembers breaking a glass at the reception. All in all a great day for everyone.

Edited: August 4th, 1965