Thursday, September 16, 2010

Love That Endures

At the Hawthorne Hotel there are a number of us who are in love with the idea of love, especially that kind of love that endures. Today we were so fortunate to be able to meet a couple who had their wedding reception here over 57 years ago.

The terrific part is how much in love they still seem, and you can see it in these photos.

Jim and Ruth Teague, of San Jose, California, were married at the Wesley United Methodist Church on Easter Sunday, April 5, 1953, and had their reception in our Grand Ballroom.

Today, Ruth's younger sister, Barbara LaCombe and her husband Richard, surprised Ruth and Jim by bringing them back to the Hawthorne Hotel for a trip down memory lane, as well as a nice lunch in our Tavern Restaurant. By the way, Barbara was a junior bridesmaid in that wedding, at the tender age of nine.

Their server, Debbie Stephanides found out what they were up to, and let me know so I could take their photos and let the world know about just how happy we are to welcome couples back to the hotel.


Jim and Ruth Teague, of San Jose, California

Barbara and Richard LaCombe of New Hampshire

The two couples enjoyed a Champagne toast in the Ballroom after their lunch.
At the entrance to the Grand Ballroom

Fair blog reader, I hope you enjoy knowing some of these stories about the people who are part of the fabric of our day to day life here at the Hawthorne Hotel.

Congratulations to Ruth and Jim! We look forward to welcoming you back again.

Juli
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4 comments:

  1. Dear Ruth and Jim,

    I am so happy you were able to re visit the Hawthorne Hotel once again. This is a lovely tribute to you.

    My family and I have shared a very special friendship with the Teague family for many delightful years here in California

    And yes, it is true. "Love Endures"

    Much Love,
    Barbara Quadrini

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  2. Susan Adame10:45 AM

    Jim and Ruth Teague are my parents. Yes indeed their love still endures after all these years! They truly are best friends and cherish each day together.

    I'm so happy that they were able to visit the Hawthorne to celebrate their wedding day!

    Love,
    Susan

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  3. Anonymous3:32 PM

    I AM JIM AND RUTHS OLDEST DAUGHTER.
    NOT ONLY ARE THEY BEST FRIENDS THEY
    ARE THE BEST PARENTS IN THE WORLD!!!

    THE HAWTHORNE VISIT WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF THEIR TRIP.THANK YOU!

    KATHLEEN MACWILLIAMSON

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  4. Anonymous3:43 PM

    I was so happy to get to know them even a little bit. You are very fortunate to have such terrific people for your parents.

    Juli Lederhaus
    General Manager
    Hawthorne Hotel

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