Erma's Diner Halloween-Wedding, October 26, 2002

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Some diners had been piecing together the clues for a week or two. John and Karen had announced their engagement but were evasive about wedding plans other than obscure references to bicycling. They both made several announcements and reminders about the Halloween ride on Saturday, October 26. They also made a last-minute request just to make sure that the ride would remain the "standard" Saturday ride to ensure its arrival in Volcano at 11 am. Karen and John were also mysterious about what their costumes would be this year. Little by little the fog cleared at the Diner. Some saw the publication of a wedding license in the Ledger-Dispatch. Some didn't catch on completely until KB and JR showed up as bride and groom. Maybe not completely until Gene showed up in a minister's out fit (assembled by Karen). Without a public announcement, some didn't know until we were walking into the amphitheater in Volcano with the few non-cycling friends and family who were in on the event. It turned out to be the perfect event. Where else will you have such a perfectly seamless melding of life to life other than in the middle of an event that refects their core interests and selves. And besides, how could it go wrong with guests like Martha Stewart, Zorro, Spiderman, Bam-Bam, and Pebbles? Here are some initial photos from the day. (Click here to see additional photos by Richard.)

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