Big pots of sunflowers added to the warm summer day as Sausalito couple – easy going Eric and artistic Roberta – celebtared their love and friendship of many years. Both have grown children and lots of grandchildren.

Mariachi music, and even the flower girl, created a festive spirit as guests sipped Sangria on the deck. An elegant catered Mexican feast followed in Thomson Hall. Roberta read original poetry to Eric – one about Mexican folklore, another an Ode to a Double Ring Ceremony. “Two trees” by Janet Miles summed up the feelings of the couple …

a portion of your soul has been / entwined with mine / a gentle kind of togetherness, while / separate we stand.  as two trees deeply rooted in / separate plots of ground, / while their topmost branches / come together,

forming a miracle of lace / against the heavens