Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Okinawa Memories Part IV
Octagon House Museum
San Francisco, California
The Wedding Cake
At An Episcopal? Church
Was On Crutches From A Recent Accident.
I remember that it took him longer than Betsy to go down the aisle. LOL!
We all were heading back to the states for summer vacation and to do one of three things in the fall: return to Okinawa, transfer to another DOD school somewhere in the world or resign and stay in the states. So we all took various flights from Kadena Air Base on Okinawa in the course of a week and flew into Travis Air Force Base near San Francisco where we all did some sightseeing before gathering together for one last time at Betsy and Jerry's wedding. In this photo you see Betsy's three attendants. The one on the far left was Joan, a San Francisco chum of Betsy. Sadly Betsy told us that Joan has died of lung cancer and that Betsy flew several times to where Joan was living to help hospice take care of Joan at the end of her life. The other two ladies were Betsy's brothers's wives.
And here's Julie on the far left. She didn't know then that she would meet Gordon in Iceland and would be planning her own wedding in less than a year.