My mom was married today, to her friend and partner of many years, Mark Esarey:


Welcome to the family, Mark! I’m glad you two wild and crazy kids have finally settled down. May you have long and abundant years of happiness together.

The newlyweds are planning a honeymoon in scenic, romantic Oakland, which is of course world-renowned as the “City of Love.” No, wait, it’s mostly renowned as the “City of Crime.” But maybe mom and Mark will start a new trend! Anyway, we are very much looking forward to celebrating with them and delivering our best wishes in person.

3 Responses to “Congratulations!”

  • Nina Says:

    Congratulations, Mark, and good luck, Gayle — isn’t that the proper form? In any case, I wish you both much joy! Mazel tov.

  • Nanita Says:

    Thank you, Nina. You and Shannon both have such expert knowledge of etiquette. Maybe that was part of the Bryn Mawr education, because I’m certain that Shannon, at least, didn’t learn it at home.

    • Shannon Phillips Says:

      Bra Burning 101 would be more likely at Bryn Mawr. (I am now counting down the minutes until a Mawrter jumps in to remind us all that bra burning was a myth!) Nina and I just both like reading etiquette books.

      My table manners are still terrible, but I always tell everyone it wasn’t your fault.

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