Sunday, May 17, 2009

Nursing Home Wedding

Evelyn Tucker's daughter Vickie McBride carefully smoothed some light green eyeshadow over her mother's eyelids, the shade chosen to compliment her hazel eyes. Tucker's two other daughters, Nancy Garland of Washington and Linda Satterfield of Saint Anthony, had helped their mother slip on her wedding dress, an ivory number with lace detail at the shoulders and pearl buttons running down the front, for her marriage to Ray Herron, another resident at the Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand. The two met through a Christmas gift exchange, and had a first date of pizza and a movie just a few nights later. When the minister asked Evelyn why she wanted to marry Ray, she said simply, "because he has the time to sit and talk with me."

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