Pictures As Brian And Alicia Get Married At Madison’s B.B. Clarke Beach

A wonderful wedding took place late Sunday afternoon as soft romantic sounds of a train whistle blew just blocks away, a gentle breeze swept in from Lake Monona, and swiftly moving clouds let bolts of sun drop down on the assembled crowd.

At the small but peaceful B.B. Clarke Beach on Madison’s isthmus neighbors and friends gathered for the vows that started a shared road together for this couple.

With about 30 minutes until the scheduled start of the ceremony James and I volunteered to clean the shoreline of summer growth so so give a clear view of the lake for the couple and their guests.  (We were the only ones with trimmers at the ceremony!  Advance notice and the whole shoreline could have been completed.)

After a rainy Saturday, and a cloudy start to the morning, there was nothing but sunshine and smiles as this couple took their first steps together as man and wife.

Congratulations and best wishes to the new couple.

Others may be mindful of how wonderful this setting in the neighborhood can be for a wedding.  This treasure of a park is one that has great potential, as was demonstrated today.  This wedding idea was in sharp contrast to an expensive banquet hall.  When the parks are well-used they also are then well-maintained and well-funded.

Now to the pictures of a memorable afternoon.

The flower girl was waiting, and practicing for her important role of the day. 

The best shoes of the day were worn by the groom!

The bride arrives to meet the man of her dreams waiting in front of family and friends.

The kiss!

Meet the new couple!

The Stars Came Out On Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon: Michael Jackson And The Jackson Five, Joan Crawford, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Jerry Seinfeld, Barbershop Jerry, Ed McMahon, And Famous Ending

Labor Day will not be the same without Jerry Lewis at the helm of the annual MDA telethon.  It is a national punch to the stomach that Lewis was so shabbily discarded from his role of hosting the television event. 

I have always admired, respected, and loved Jerry Lewis.  The man is a comic genius, with a heart as big as one can hope for.    With that in mind, and since there are no television moments to laugh with Jerry Lewis this weekend, I am posting a series of memorable moments from past telethons.

The MDA may have tossed Jerry Lewis overboard, but there are millions around the nation that still thank him for the man he is, and the compassion he has demonstrated.

Lets get started…do not miss the ending of the first video with classic Martin and Lewis humor!

I dare anyone not to laugh at Barbershop Jerry!

Thanks, Jerry!!