I Think – Therefore I Am – Friday

June 6, 2008 at 10:17 am 3 comments

by Loraine Ritchey thatwb@yahoo.com

I am writing this on Tuesday – so hopefully by the time you read this – I will be in countdown for the Rehersal Dinner -Friday and the Wedding -Saturday.

Being the Mother of the Groom I didn’t have as much input as being a Mother of the Bride. Some may remember that at the time of my daughter’s wedding I tried to purchase services and everything I could locally and I was very successful in that endeavour. I tried to follow the same path with my limited involvement being the Groom’s mother:

SQP – ( printing) 721, Broadway-440-244-0330 once again did a great job for me – especially with the poem written for the happy couple by “Nana” ( click on below to read)

The Rehersal Dinner – The Bath House at Lakeview wasn’t even completed or the caterer named when I booked the venue last year.

courtesy of http://www.loraingrowth.com
Looking at the plans presented by Brian Goldthorpe and the Metro Parks I just knew it would be a special place. So Friday evening we will be descending upon the Rose Cafe and DeLuca’s catering for what I am sure will be an evening to remember- Watch this space for an update!

The Flowers: for the Rehersal Dinner ( the brief given to Kevin “elegant beach”) and I can’t wait to see what he comes up with and in fact the wedding itself will be by Kevin of Off Broadway Florists

The Tuxes of course from Rakich and Rakich-506 Broadway- 440-244-5685

From the engagement at the Lorain Lighthouse

photo courtesy of Henery Hawk

to the after engagement celebration at the Jacalope

the wedding at St. Mary’s – Lorain is very much part of this celebration!

Turning Points:
Retirement and Weddings – endings and beginnings…. the ending of one’s working life marks a milestone and the beginning of another phase and sometimes a difficult transistion ( for those concerned that “he who thinks he should be obeyed” ( aka the husband) let me set your minds at ease-
Vincent Van Gough
he has been putting in 10 hour days and hasn’t had time to reflect on “not working”.

When your child gets married it is the end of a part of your life…. another takes priority as it should be…. the transistion here for a mum is a little more difficult I found and there is a space where you aren’t sure what your role in your child’s life actually is – where are the boundaries- I found it takes a period of adjustment ( first time round being the “mother in law took about 5 months ) and I am holding my breath that I am up to the task of stepping back this time around- we will see –

hopefully all being well a trip back to Blighty in September may ease the transistion.


It is my favourite colour and thanks to Paula I can share it with you
photo Paula Tobias

Entry filed under: Brit take, city of lorain, personal opinion.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Paula Tobias  |  June 6, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    With “Ends” come new “Beginnings”. I soooo know what you have been and are going through.

    Enjoy the next few days.

    Come Monday we will continue our other “Mother” role of saving and protecting this child we call Lorain.

  • 2. thatwoman  |  June 6, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Not sureI will make it through til Monday 🙂

  • […] will remember that I had decided to use Lorain venues and businesses for my part of the wedding TA DAH!!! THEY ALL GET A+++++ . I was so thrilled on Friday evening – […]

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