Last evening we attended the wedding of my nephew, Hans Burkholder, and Sharon Nolt. They are both in their thirties and well-matched professional people. Hans is a surgeon in Alaska and Sharon manages a company on Wall Street in New York City. She grew up in Lancaster County where her family still lives so the wedding was held there in the Neffsville Mennonite Church.
It was a beautiful wedding, classy and yet simple with his father (my brother) officiating at the ceremony.
The reception was in the Palm Court of the Hilton Double Tree Resort (formerly Willow Valley) at Willow Street.
The meal was large and tasty. Instead of a wedding cake, they served two kinds of Whoopie Pies. That added a bit of a PA Dutch touch to the meal.
Hans and Sharon are honeymooning in Costa Rica. She is moving across the country to join him in Alaska. Hans has worked many long years to reach the place he is today. We didn't know if we would ever see this day, but now we have. The wisest man who ever lived said a good wife is worth more than rubies. Congratulations to Hans and his better-than-rubies wife!