Friday, August 24, 2012

The milliner's wedding

Spotted on Twitter: I was amused to see a mention of a post of mine about the wedding (long time ago--my mother turned out to be a belated ninth child) of my Morris grandparents in the 'zine, Wedding Flowersjust below a note on Natalie Portman's vegan-and-wildflower wedding. If you'd like a peek at the young milliner's headdress and magnolia bouquet, go here.


  1. Went to your linked post - oh my, what a gorgeous couple, a handsome man and beautiful woman with her gown, headress and those flowers! Loved their story. Of course I'd missed that since I didn't 'know' you back in 2006.

    I see where your love of magic, history and place come from - how very fortunate you are in your ancestors.

  2. It is a wonderful story and a wonderful photograph. I will now imagine her sitting with the infant in her lap, a pistol beside her.
    How on earth did it end up at that website?

  3. marja-leena,


    Farther back, my maternal grandmother's line is full of firebrands, both male and female, who fought in South Carolina during the Revolution. Wild tales!


    It's that strange "web" business. A William Morris (a writer) friended me on twitter yesterday, and I sent him a link to my William Morris. And somebody must have plucked it from his twitter feed.


Alas, I must once again remind large numbers of Chinese salesmen and other worldwide peddlers that if they fall into the Gulf of Spam, they will be eaten by roaming Balrogs. The rest of you, lovers of grace, poetry, and horses (nod to Yeats--you do not have to be fond of horses), feel free to leave fascinating missives and curious arguments.