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Jerry Performs a Distinctive Wedding

Wedding on the River, originally uploaded by Shirley Buxton.

In many ways, Jerry and I find life quite different here in Lake Havasu, including the nature of weddings. Although he has married many people in simple ceremonies, sometimes even in his office, usually a wedding is a church affair, requiring rehearsals, lots of money, and much hullabaloo. A couple of weeks ago, Jerry performed his first wedding in this area–on the banks of the Colorado River in Parker, AZ, at a place called Fox’s.




I have never before seen Jerry perform a wedding in a Hawaiian shirt, light colored rayon pants and sandals, as he did on that day, but I’ll tell you right now, he looked really cute. Take a look. Around one hundred guests sat under the white tent that had been erected for the occasion, and the music, the vows, and the casual conversation were all set to the distant roar of boats, the yelp of happy children, and the splashing of water.


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It really was quite nice, the decorations were charming, the bride radiant–and at the conclusion, Jerry presented to the audience: Mr. and Mrs. John Rolf.


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I don’t know the name of this small attendant, but she is beautiful.


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I’m not sure if this fella was an invited guest or not, but I love the way he looks and want you to see him/her.

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 81 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 64 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

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