Our wedding was a bit unusual and I am sure posed a challenge for the Rev. Bruce Byers. Drue and I made our commitments in July of 1971 and after 42 years decided it was time to "make it legal". After confirming that Rev. Byers was willing to officiate we had lots of questions. What about the venue? We wanted the ceremony in Drue's home state of New Mexico...but where? The Court House steps....the hotel lobby? Rev. Byers suggested the Gazebo at Old Town, Albuquerque. Brilliant! We also wanted minimal religious content (except for the blessing of the rings). Bruce was OK with that. We needed witnesses. Bruce said "I can help with that"' I thought I had written some pretty good vows that spoke to our unique situation. Rev. Bruce worked them over and made them so much better. The ceremony was held in a very public place, with Rev. Bruce, Rev. Mary-Lynne Olsen Byers and their son as participants, and some very happy and supportive tourists as our wedding guests. Rev. Bruce made the event warm, personal, and joyous. He performed his work as officiant with an obvious sincere joy and willingness to focus on our desires and needs. Our lives continue to be filled with love and laughter and the beautiful memory of the Old Town Gazebo and the beautiful Byers family that will last us as long as coherence endures. Thanks, Rev. Bruce.
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