Monday, January 7, 2008

What a way to spend our honeymoon evening.......

It had been a most wonderful memorable extremely hot 90 degrees June 28, 1969. The 11:00am wedding was at St Francis Xavier Church in East Providence, RI with Fathers Rego and Diogo officiating. Following photographs being taken at Slater Park, in Pawtucket, RI, we gathered family and friends at the Falstaff Restaurant in Seekonk, Ma. We were scheduled to leave for Greene Airport, in Warwick for a 7:00 flight to New York to meet the Franconia Cruise line to go to Bermuda for our honeymoon. At about 9pm we were still in the air flying in circles and hovering above New York Laquardia Airport. We told the crew that the ship was leaving at 10:30pm and we were going to miss the departure. They had us talk ship to shore with the Captain of the liner, who told us he could wait only until 11pm, the latest, so he would not disrupt his schedule. They red tagged our luggage so we would be the first to get off and a cab would be waiting to take us to the pier.
We held our breath and prayed for a safe landing in time to meet the time frame, however this was not going to happen...that was the time the air traffic congestion was occuring. Our American Airline could not get a clear for landing from traffic control, there were too many planes in the air waiting to land and that they had to wait their turn. As the time progressed to 10:00 then 10:15 we knew we would be staying in New York and not leaving with our ship.
When we landed John and I went to the American Air line office and requested a solution to this situation. There I was in my purple going away outfit with hat and corsage sitting on my Samsonite luggage waiting for John to come out and tell me what was happening. It was now past midnight. What a way to spend your honeymoon evening.......
Resolution was that they would fly us out on Monday, June 30th to Bermuda to meet the ship. They would put us up in the Lexington Hotel in New York City for Sunday, June 29th (now my birthday) All in all it wasn't so bad, however we spent our honeymoon in New York City and Bermuda.
Strange occurence though, my wedding announcement stated that we would be going to Bermuda with a short stay in New York. WEIRD.....

5 comments:

Vicky said...

Bermuda sounds great right now! Do you have any honeymoon pictures?

GrandmaKathleen said...

I am sure I have plenty. I used to love to take pictures with my Vivitar camera that John bought me and have loads of rolls of film to develop. How technology has changed all that.
Now I don't develop film, I take the digitals and then if I want some actual photos printed then I upload to Snapfish and pick them one the same day at Walgreens. Isn't life grand:)
I have done this with some favorites of Nolan and Braydon.

Vicky said...

When are you going to blog some more? :) I have been patiently waiting! *smile*

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GrandmaKathleen said...

Thank you, Joseph, for finding my blog and submitting it to you honeymun site Thank you:) This 28th of June will be our 40th Anniversary. That honeymoon experience shall never be forgotten. Our rocky beginnings has built a strong solid foundation for us to build our marriage to 40 years strong.