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Authors: Meg Perry

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Everyone applauded again. Pete opened his mouth, paused for a moment, then said, “Ditto.”

More laughter and applause. Kevin pressed a beer into Pete’s hand. “I think you need a drink.”

Dad, Uncle Doug, Uncle Dennis and Jon carefully dumped the boil onto the newspaper-covered picnic tables, and we dug in. After a minute or two Pete elbowed me. “Look who’s meeting the family.”

Kevin and Kristen were at a table with my dad, Barb, and Jeff and Val. I said, “Crap. I hope neither of them is moving too fast. They’ve each only been free for a month or so.”

“I think they’re both smarter than that.”

I hoped he was right. I looked around the tables at my friends and family, and my heart swelled with love for all of them. Pete must have been feeling the same; he leaned over to me and whispered, “This is the best day of my life.”

I grinned and squeezed his hand under the table. “Ditto.”



Jamie’s wedding poem is partially adapted from the Crowded House song,
Don’t Dream It’s Over

Thanks to Janson Jones for the name of the Venusta String Quartet.
is Latin for

Thanks as always to my fiction writing group: Becca, Bryan, Chris, Dustin, Maggie, Michael, and Michelle. Thanks as always to Stephanie Reppas at October Design Co. for the cover. Thanks as always to my editor, Chris, the best there is.


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