Sad News! My Favorite, First Elopement Groom Passes Away! A Tribute to Jim!Posted by Patti on Oct 1, 2012 in News | 1 comment
Sad News: First Elopement Groom passed away. Tearfully remembering. Labor Day 7 years ago, I coordinated my first elopement-Marlene & Jim were late for their wedding date, got lost on Rte. 711-when they finally arrived I grabbed Marlene’s car keys-told this couple to jump in the car as we were late…”wait Jim is diabetic, he needs to eat” well I gave them coffee and a biscotti-then I drove them to the Ligonier Gazebo (Marlene thought I had a Gazebo in the back of Campbell House)
The rest is history…the happy couple has returned to Campbell House each Labor Day to celebrate. Jim loved to harass me and I loved to tease him. He wasn’t teasing when he said, “I don’t think I will be coming back next year”.
What great memories of your wedding and anniversaries Marlene and I just shared on the phone. Remembering Jim…RIP You will be sadly missed…while I have tears in my eyes, memories of you will always bring a smile. Jim and Marlene just celebrated their 7th Anniversary…Such a wonderful, happy couple.
Labor Day will never be the same without Jim to keep this Innkeeper in line and Marlene to enjoy the interaction between us.