Nothing gives me more hope for the future than weddings and the birth of babies.

Last weekend my niece tied the knot with a man she’s known since high school (she’s a doctor now). The wedding took place in beautiful Nahant, Massachusetts, in the same church were her parents were wed some thirty years ago.


Kate and Chris at alter

Bucking tradition, Kate chose her brother as “man of honor” instead of maid of honor. That’s him on the left holding the bouquet.

Kate’s aunts on her mother’s side appeared in royal headgear (

Susan's hat

I might have felt under dressed if I hadn’t brought the lovely shawl that a dear friend of my heart made for me!

Kate and me

Here’s wishing the happy couple endless joy and prosperity!

It’s time for me to get back to my knitting…


1 thought on “Newlyweds”

  1. Dear Ann Budd:

    I’m sleepy after a late night at work and almost skipped over this post about your niece’s wedding. But then read that she is a doctor. And that she and her brother are so close that he is HER best man, which is wonderful and charming. You must be very proud of her. I’ve practiced medicine for about 25 years now and while it is exhausting, emotionally and ethically challenging, and not in any way what I thought it would be, in the end it is useful. And so I’m sleepy because I spent last night admitting people to the hospital, and am recovering by reading your lovely blog post about your family. I wish your niece all the best. I hope she has a true partner and companion in her new husband. I hope that she does well in her practice of medicine (or surgery!), and that it gives her satisfaction.

    My best wishes to you as well. Thank you for all you do. You remain an inspiration to many, including me.


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