|New Mathias CoB|
We arrived at Keyser around three and stayed at the new Microtel Inn and Hotel. It was so new that my GPS couldn’t locate its location on the edge of town. It was very comfortable providing all the amenities: breakfast, flat screen TV in the room, and WiFi connection to the internet. Our room was a little cramped was the only criticism, but for an economical place to stay, perhaps that should have been expected. Think it must be the only new inn/ hotel in town.
This was a family wedding for folks who loved the land and its heritage. The groom’s family had rented a large tent for the occasion and erected it on an expansive hill on the family farm. The rehearsal supper was at the Oak Dale church of the Brethren and other members of this large family decorated the tables and room while church people provided the supper.
|Wedding rehearsal ...Lib seated, Sam lighting candles.|
We left the inn around 1:00 and were on site about 45 minutes later. Lib helped me set up and
held the music on the stand as I played the prenuptial program on my violin. A little breeze made it comfortable, but without her help it would have been a little dicey. (I can play by memory and did some of it that way, but am much more comfortable if I can see at least some of the music some of the time.) She made it SO much smoother.
After the wedding a catered meal was provided. The tables were beautifully arranged and there was an interesting variety of food and beverages. Family and friends were representative of all ages and we all had a marvelous time. It was a privilege to be there and to participate.
|Wedding day! Afternoon...|