WEBSTER WEDDING 02-13-16
I was invited by
one of my friends Robert Webster of Hamlet, NC to his upcoming wedding on
February 13, 2016 and the day finally arrived. As is my nature, I gave
Robert a good ribbing about getting married and of course it was all in fun
and he has been a good sport about it too and we both cracked a grin from
time to time.
My bride has been feeling poorly the past few days and about to come down
with another one of those serious colds we call the
"crud". She decided to stay in but certainly wanted
to attend the ceremony and I am sure she did the wise thing; not get any worse herself or the
possibility of spreading whatever she has.
With my trusty Canon camera in hand and a spare battery, I arrived a
little early around 1:20, whereas the wedding was scheduled for 2:00 P.M. at
the Cathedral Baptist Church on Old Lilesville Road here in Wadesboro, NC.
Robert's bride to be is Sandra McIntosh from Lilesville, NC and they share
many common interests and I do hope they will be as happy as my bride and
myself have been the past forty-eight (48) years. Marriage has its ups
and downs and takes effort by both people to make it work with true enduring love! Sandra will be
certainly getting a man that is multi-talented and knows his way around
cooking which is always a good thing. I don't think there is anything
that Robert can't do in the way of building things; electrical, plumbing,
carpentry, welding, mechanical, etc., which are good skills to have when it comes to maintaining
your home. Robert knowing how to use the kitchen sink and dish washer
is another big plus for Sandra along with his vacuum cleaner and moping
skills too....Robert, grin if you must! Robert is already domesticated
but he will need to get back into the saddle to step it up a notch or two.
Robert is a very giving person of his time, talents and other resources and does
unto others as he would like them to do unto himself which are admirable
personality characteristics to possess and those type of traits normally start off with
parents who set the example!
I first met Robert back years ago while working with the NC Department of
Correction, now called Department of Public Safety and we have shared some
personal projects together since both of our retirements and it was a
pleasure today to meet some of his relatives; especially his Dad and two
Aunts along with many others.
Click on the below thumbnail pixs taken in the Cathedral Baptist Church
sanctuary as the wedding was getting ready to take place:
Below pix of Robert's son Wesley, his wife Katie, son William Agustus aka
Gus, his wife's parents Renea and Barry Craven.
Sandra being escorted down the isle by Grandsons Kobie and Bryson Jackson:
After their vows were taken, Robert kissed the bride and they were introduced
as Mr. and Mrs. Robert Webster:
I didn't think Robert was going to let Sandra come up for air but he
finally did....grin if you must!
Click on below thumbnail pixs for a larger screen view as folks headed to
congratulate Robert and Sandra while in route to the fellowship building
reception to sample some of Robert's grilling and cookin':
RECEPTION IN THE FELLOWSHIP BUILDING
The pictures taken in the fellowship hall are not the greatest due to
needing an external flash and also I didn't change the camera setting for
the fluorescent light source. Normally, the camera's automatic white
color balance works ok but there was far too much of the color
RED left over from an early Valentine's
Day party which fooled the camera sensors; my bad on that one.
I finally put the camera down because it is hard to operate a camera with
a fork in one hand and cup of tea in the other enjoying those
Normally, I am a guinea pig on some of Robert's new recipes and finally got
a chance to enjoy some of his proven and tested ones. The potatoes and
onions were "off the chain good" as was
I was a little bit alarmed earlier in the day when Robert called me
sounding sort of serious and
said that he thought he had made a mistake. I told him that was on him
and he explained himself a little clearer. He said that he had put
his son Josh in charge of the grill finalizing the chicken and thought that was a
mistake....we both got a good grin going on that one for sure!
A FEW MORE PICTURES TAKEN IN THE SANCTUARY
Robert Junior Webster, Robert's Dad about to get a grin going there too!
I talked with Robert's Dad and told him that some where in our lineage,
someone in our families had crossed the Pee Dee River since Robert and
myself were alike in many ways!
BACK TO THE RECEPTION FOR THE CAKE CUTTING
Below pix of Robert's Dad, Aunt Betty Lou Shepherd and Aunt Jacklin aka
I am certainly glad Robert invited me to his wedding and definitely
enjoyed meeting some of his family! I will quiz him later on some of
the names that I forgot and edit this short story later and do not want to disturb him
on their wedding night! I believe Robert's Dad could pass for his
There were between 80 to 90 that attended and everyone had a great time!
In closing, "Two of the greatest ships that
ever sailed, Friendship and Fellowship."
Wishing Robert and Sandra Webster the best that life has to offer.
Web published by Bill aka Mickey Porter on 02-13-16.