This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118:24 - BGlad!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Love in a Cracker Barrel

Restaurant – that is. Last weekend we attended the second wedding of my hubby’s uncle. Uncle D is a big fan of Cracker Barrel restaurants; in fact it is his favorite breakfast hangout spot. Even though it is a ½ hour drive from his home he visits there several times a week. This man is a real southern gentleman. Originally from Kentucky, he still has his southern accent (even after living up "north" for over 50 years). He is a very sweet guy who enjoys a good joke, loves golf and taking photos; has a ready handshake or hug for everyone, and treats women as precious treasures. Several years ago he lost his wife of 45 years to cancer. It was very hard to see this man without the love of his life, but he adjusted well - just spent more time doting on his children, grandchildren, and extended family. How wonderful that during his Cracker Barrel breakfasts he met a very special waitress, who has now become his wife. The wedding was a joyous celebration of two mature adults finding love a second time in their lives. Both had their adult children “give them away”. It was a simple, sweet ceremony for two people who had obviously been a blessing to many others – the church was packed!
At this stage in their lives gift ideas are hard to come by. I used my cutter to help craft our gift. We purchased a photo frame and I adhered a “Mr & Mrs” flourish (cut from that metallic shelf liner I bought a few months ago) to the front of the glass and added a gift card to “their” place!

This cut wonderfully from the shelf liner. It was so delicate I didn’t think it would cut from cardstock – but I gave it a try anyway. Oh, I love my CR! – it cut perfectly from cardstock also! It is very delicate, so take care when removing it from your mat.

Available at Cutters Market.


*Love is the master key, which opens the gates of happiness. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

*Sometimes love is for a moment. Sometimes love is for a lifetime. Sometimes a moment is a lifetime.


  1. Sweet File.
    0Sweet Gift.
    Sweet Story.
    Thank you for all three.
    Have a wonderful Easter and I hope you get some time with your girls this weekend.

  2. Amazing file! Thank you for sharing.

  3. Congrats to Uncle D. What part of Kentucky was he from? I was born and raised in KY. Just call me the Tennessee transplant. :) Another beautiful file BTW!

  4. Karen - I think he is from the Paducah area. He still has some family there as I recall.


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