Our Family Circle: Sam & Kathie’s Silver Anniversary, August 15, 2018

To all family and friends:

How is everyone enjoying their summer vacation?

The move to Linden, New Jersey on July 18th went smoothly.  I am gradually becoming acquainted with my new town and loving it.  I still have much unpacking to do but will get back to it after the hot days of summer are over.

I should be back to visiting my WordPRess friend’s blogs by early September.  There will be some gaps because of the time lost due to the move but I will resume commenting and interacting once I get the drift of everyone’s postings.

On Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 Uncle Sammy and Aunt Kathie celebrated their Silver Anniversary.  They first had a vacation in Paris before the Anniversary and then returned to the U.S. and celebrated again on the actual date with friends in Arizona.  This weekend they will complete their vacation and celebration with a visit to New Mexico where there is an Indian Market.

Uncle Sammy and I shared photos from the wedding in August 15, 1993.  For those members of the family who attended the photos should bring back some memories.  For those who see them for the first time we think you’ll see how much in love Uncle Sammy and Aunt Kathie are at the wedding and, I’m so grateful and happy to say, continue to be today.

–EmilyAnn Frances May
August 17, 2018

Wedding of Sam Serrapede and Kathie Lingle, August 15, 1993

Prints-45-1993-08-15-Sam&KathieWedding-005Michael Lingle walks his mother, Kathie, down the aisle.  The ceremony and reception were held outdoors near a lake in New Jersey.


From the original wedding program.


Candle lighting ceremony with Best Man Mohammad Ali, Sam and Kathie.


Exchanging vows.



First dance as newlyweds.  Kathie changed into different dress for the reception.