David and Judy were married in the same small country church where David remembers Judy’s obtrusive entrance seventeen years earlier. Judy’s father, Rev. Rieder and her Grandpa, Bishop Epp officiated. David’s sister, Linda, played some of the organ music.
June 8, 1968 was a hot day, in fact so hot that Judy’s Mom’s dress stuck to the moist varnish on the pew. The women of the church prepared a five star reception which was enjoyed before the bride and groom were whisked off in Jerry Urbik’s Lincoln Continental to O’hare Airport for a red eye flight to California. Unfortunately a JUST MARRIED sign blocked the air flow to the radiator causing the car to overheat. Stopped alongside the road waiting for assistance, everyone grew anxious fearing the newlyweds might miss their plane. David, the groom, took action, running for water in a pond nearby. The wedding day ended in the San Francisco Bay Area, which would be the newlywed’s home for the next 38 years.
“Joyfully the radiant bride turned to him, the one altogether lovely, the chief among 10,000 to her soul, and with unconcealed eagerness to begin her life of sweet companionship with him, she answered: ‘Make haste, my beloved, and come quickly like a gazelle or a young hart and take me to our waiting home upon the mountain of spices’ (in Mountain View, California).”
-Song of Solomon 8:14 (The Amplified Bible)