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Thu Sep 29, 2022, 04:53 AM

I just read the "forum purpose" quote here, and it's ironic.

My son is getting married in Cary on Saturday. It was to be an outdoor ceremony; Ian had other plans. On Sunday they were going to head out to their honeymoon resort, in Duck, NC. Ian had other plans.

I'm happy because they're perfect for each other. Rory, my youngest son, and I drove to NC from CA and arrived on 03Oct2007. She's born and raised NC and the sweetest and most loving person you'd ever want to meet.

I have high hopes for a new grandchild soon; it's been 15 years since the last one and I'm not getting any younger.

I'm happy because family is coming from the West Coast and so far, it looks like they'll all make it. Today is the big day for arrivals. My niece is possibly not landing until tomorrow so that might be dicey.

Well, gotta run out to the airport for the second time in 3 days (my oldest grandson arrived on Monday). this load is my oldest son and his youngest. Can't wait.

It's going to be beautiful, and I'm preparing a short toast that will include, if only obliquely, our unexpected visitor. I expected that Covid would be showing up, knew there might be rain, in NC on any day there might be rain, but the timing of Ian is as ironic as the purpose for this forum, which is: "Can't you see the sunshine. Discuss all things North Carolina."

All best thoughts and concern to the people bearing the brunt of this vicious storm from Cuba to Florida and beyond.

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Reply I just read the "forum purpose" quote here, and it's ironic. (Original post)
barbtries Sep 2022 OP
MyMission Sep 2022 #1
barbtries Sep 2022 #3
littlemissmartypants Sep 2022 #2
barbtries Sep 2022 #4
littlemissmartypants Sep 2022 #5

Response to barbtries (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2022, 07:26 AM

1. It's been sunny all week here in NC

But this storm is heading our way. Actually I recall a big storm hitting us in early October several years ago, forcing my friends daughter to find a new venue for her outdoor wedding (they got the social hall at the elks club). It also caused our town's art show to be cancelled. That art show was held last weekend, which was perfect weather. That couple had their 3rd child 2 years ago.

In the past, big coastal hurricanes turning into tropical storms dump huge amounts of water and bring wind gusts, but nothing like the force it hits the coast with. I'm in the mountains of Western NC, but this storm looks like it will cover the whole state. My weekend plans are in limbo.

Congratulations! Enjoy the family, and the love.

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Response to MyMission (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 29, 2022, 12:19 PM

3. Thank you! I will

i'm already so emotional i'm beginning to cry just thinking about it.

they're getting married at the Matthews House, which has the space to make the switch. I'm going to another wedding on the 22nd and that's at a private residence, which could make it a lot more difficult if they get rained out. But it would defy the odds for that to happen, right? Right?

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Response to barbtries (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2022, 09:44 AM

2. Congratulations on the wedding! It's wonderful to have something to celebrate.

Not to mention getting together with family! I hope everything goes well. I don't know if you've heard it but someone once told me that if it rains on your wedding day it's good luck.

About the group SOP...I don't know who decided what it would be but I do know it comes from the chorus of a James Taylor song called Carolina in My Mind.

Lyrics
[Chorus]
In my mind, I'm going to Carolina
Can't you see the sunshine?
Now can't you just feel the moonshine?
And ain't it just like a friend of mine to hit me from behind?
Yes, I'm going to Carolina in my mind




All the best to you and your family!

❤️ pants



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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 29, 2022, 12:20 PM

4. Actually I love that song

but I didn't put it together with the purpose statement, which i should have. thank you!

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Response to barbtries (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 30, 2022, 12:39 AM

5. You're welcome. ❤

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