Wedding Wednesday: A Message from Mother and Dad

Gilbert Cayetano Huesca (1915 – 2009)
Joan Joyce (Schiavon) Huesca (1928 – 1987)

Of all the congratulations that my parents, Gilbert and Joan Huesca received on the occasion of their marriage, none was quite so welcome as this one, from my maternal grandparents, Ralph and Alice (McGinnis) Schiavon.  
Undoubtedly, they were taken aback by the surprise telegram from my mother, but in the end they loved their daughter and trusted her. Recognizing that my parents were deeply in love and wanted to spend the rest of their lives together, they put any pride they had aside and sent the newlyweds this greeting card and a lovely floral arrangement to their new apartment.
Although we cannot know what else they were feeling at the time, the words in the card seem to speak volumes about their reaction to the surprise telegram from my mother.  They suggest that while my grandparents may have not have understood why my mother did not share their desire that she have a lavish wedding, they still loved her and wanted her and  my father to be happy. 
I think they would have been pleased to know that my parents’ marriage would indeed be very happy, enduring 33 years filled with love and devotion until my mother’s death in 1987.


A Wedding Message from Mother and Dad
This comes from Mother
and from Dad,
So you will surely know
That with it comes a lot more love
Than any words could show –
And it brings our fondest wishes
That in days ahead of you
Your hopes and plans
will all work out
The way you want them to;
For you mean
all the world to us,
And we both want to say,
“We’re wishing every happiness
For Both of You today.”

 ©  2012  Linda Huesca Tully

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