E.W. and Carolyn have been friends all of their lives. During their youth, E.W. gave Carolyn an engagement ring. He was shipped off during the War and they both ended up marrying other people.
E.W.'s mother, deceased, wore the original engagement ring for a long time and then it was passed to several family members.
After the deaths of their former spouses, the friendship of E.W. and Carolyn blossomed into love. E.W. located the original engagement ring held by his brother, Sam Chastain. During dinner one evening, Sam slipped the ring to E.W., who then slipped it on the finger of his bride.
And they are living happily ever after.
Girls just want to have fun - at least that's what family and girlfriends of Sybil Parr are saying. They have been celebrating Sybil's upcoming wedding to Boyd McKeown.
Friends, family and retired colleagues showered Sybil with gifts at a party at Simpatico on the Marietta Square. Hosted by Sherri Sallinger and Judy Lindsay, they presented the bride-to-be with a bottle of vintage champagne and matching flutes, as well as other surprises.
On Aug. 31, Gwen Paul and Cathi Reece gathered members of Sybil's Bunco, Birthday, Bridge and Mah Jong clubs from the Village at Barrett Greene for another celebration at Ray's on the River.
Boyd, a former band director at Marietta High School, and Sybil both retired from the Cobb County School System.
A small wedding ceremony is planned for Sept. 13 in Marietta.
The 35th Reunion of Wheeler High School Class of '74 is Sept. 25-27. Classmates from 1970 to 1979 are invited. There will be a Meet & Greet on Sept. 25 at Zucca Bar & Pizzeria in Smyrna from 5 p.m. until closing. Guests must pay their own ways. There will be a Reunion Picnic on Sept. 26 at Terrell Mill Park pavilions from noon to 6 p.m. Families are welcome. Guests can bring picnic and lawn chairs.
There is no registration or cost for attending. For more information, call Jill Terrell at (770) 851-5448 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fashion spotlight of the week: In a tailored zebra print skirt and black sweater - Susan Boyer - classic, in a wild sort of way.
Sally Litchfield is a longtime Marietta resident. She formerly practiced law in Marietta and now stays home to raise her two children. Send Sally news at sallylit@ bellsouth.net. Call Sally at (770) 425-7122.