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Tuesday 2 March 2010

A Romantic Tea Time Tuesday

Good morning bloggy friends and welcome to Tea Time Tuesday! I am glad you have stopped by because I have a special tea to share with you.

Today it is all about romance and nothing says romance like candlelight, lace, and toile, wouldn't you agree?

I am sharing my red transferware tea set with you today.
I love this set because its pattern evokes such romance. I can envision myself in a little English country garden, surrounded by shrubs and the scent of sweet flowers, sipping tea with my beloved or a dear friend. All is well with the world!

I have decided to use my mugs today instead of teacups, I hope you don't mind. Little birdie is joining us again today!The tea set is made of fine porcelain and the pattern is called Florence by Skye McGhie. Now, one cannot have tea without a sweet, can one? Would you care for a piece of Lemon Tart to accompany your tea? The lemon tart is served with a dollop of clotted cream on the dessert plates from my very first set of dishes.
Now, as some of you are aware, I do enjoy a good story. I especially like a good love story and today I have a real love story to share with you. So grab your tea and settle in while I regale you with this lovely story of romance.
Once upon a time, in 1960, two very handsome young people who lived in the same neighborhood, fell in love with one another. Some thought he resembled a young Richard Chamberlain of the popular 1960's TV series, Dr. Kildare!

They went together all through High School and they were so in love, they were inseparable! They accompanied one another everywhere, from babysitting little relatives to their senior proms, and one would have thought that they would be together forever.
Sadly, even though they were still very much in love, they broke up after graduation. He spent some time studying in his home town but later went on to study in another part of the country.

It was difficult to keep a long distance romance going in those days.
She studied and went on to become a school teacher in Canada while he earned his degree and settled in the southern US.

By and by, they each married other people and had families.

But he once confided in me that he had never stopped loving his first love!

Many years passed, and following the death of her husband in 2004, the lady and her first love were reunited once again. By this time, he was living in Oklahoma and had become a very successful business man. She, on the other hand, was retired from teaching, and was living in her home town in New Brunswick, Canada.

Upon meeting again, their love was rekindled, and it was as though they had never been apart! For three and a half years, they traveled every month between the US and Canada to be together. They discovered that they simply couldn't live without the other, so they got married.

On July 18, 2007, they travelled to Carmel, California to a beautiful seaside resort, where they pledged themselves to one another forever.

Aren't they a handsome couple? They are very young at heart and they both take really good care of themselves.
A couple of wedding pictures taken at the resort in California. Among the many places to which they have travelled was Paris, the city of love. They are making up for lost time!So, who is this lovely couple I am talking about, you may be wondering?

This happy couple is none other than my beloved Uncle Allan who is my mother's baby brother, her only brother, and the love of his life, Judy, who is now my aunt.

The road has been long, forty-seven years since they were teenage sweethearts. There were years of happiness and heartache, successes and failures.

After spending so many years apart, married to other people, true love has found a way to bring them back together again. It is as it ought to be!

They finally get to spend the rest of their lives together as man and wife! And their family couldn't be happier for them!
They still own two homes; one in Canada and they have bought a home together in Oklahoma.

My friends, true love stories never have endings, and I so love a happy ending, don't you?

"And now these three remain: faith, hope, love. But the greatest of these is love."
- 1 Corinthians 13:13

Thank you for stopping by for Tea Time today. If you would like to join me for Tea Time Tuesday, showcasing a favourite teacup, tea pot, or china mug, and a story or scripture verse, please let me know in your comment and I will gladly add your link to this post.

May you each have a beautiful day, filled with love and wonderful memories that last a lifetime! God bless you!
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Sharing from my heart~ Sandi