There was a particularly rosy sunrise this morning as I made my way to the Man Cave that is Leo High School.
Red-Eye told me about the Civil Union Ceremonies at Millenium Park with Governor Pat " The Gambler" Quinn giving away the Brides (One Size Fits All).
Earlier I read of President Obama's Proclamation ( click my post title)naming June the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender June Pride Month and I immediately thoght of the Johnny Mercer classic June Bride!
From "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"
(Music: Gene DePaul / Lyrics: Johnny Mercer)
Oh, they say when you marry in June,
You're a bride all your life.
And the bridegroom who marries in June
Gets a sweetheart for a wife.
Winter weddings can be gay
Like a Christmas holiday.
But the June bride hears the song
Of the spring that lasts all summer long.
By the light of the silvery moon
Home you ride, side by side
With the echo of Mendelssohn's tune
LIZA, SARAH & ALICE
In your hearts as you ride
For they say when you marry in June,
You will always be a bride.
The day a maiden marries is a day she carries through the years
MARTHA & DORCAS
The Church is full of flowers, bridal showers all passe
The groom's waiting at the altar, here comes the bride,
They're each promising to love and obey.
There's madness celebrating
Every bridesmaid waiting
Just to see which one of them will catch the wedding bouquet.
For they say when you marry in June,
You will always, always, always, be a bride.
ALICE, SARAH & DORCAS
In November, the snow starts to fly,
Piling up, ankle-high.
LIZA, MARTHA & RUTH
Come December, it's up to your knee,
Still a bride's a bride-to-be.
January, higher still,
To the parlor window sill.
February finds a drift
And the storm that seems never to lift.
LIZA, SARAH & DORCAS
March comes in like a lion, what else?
Still the snow never melts.
LIZA & ALICE
April showers will come, so they say.
But they don't, and it's May.
You're about to forget the whole thing,
All at once, one day, it's Spring.
I also remembered this touching movie quotatation in celebration of Brides Everywhere!
. . .I am honored and grateful that you have invited me to your home on the wedding day of your daughter. And may their first child be a masculine child.L. Brazzi
Presidential Proclamation–Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender June Pride Month
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION
The story of America’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community is the story of our fathers and sons, our mothers and daughters, and our friends and neighbors who continue the task of making our country a more perfect Union. It is a story about the struggle to realize the great American promise that all people can live with dignity and fairness under the law. Each June, we commemorate the courageous individuals who have fought to achieve this promise for LGBT Americans, and we rededicate ourselves to the pursuit of equal rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. . . The west was won by its pioneers, settlers, adventurers is long gone now. Yet it is theirs forever, for they left tracks in history that will never be eroded by wind or rain - never plowed under by tractors, never buried in compost of events. Out of the hard simplicity of their lives, out of their vitality, of their hopes and sorrows grew legends of courage and pride to inspire their children and their children's children. From soil enriched by their blood, out of their fever to explore and be, came lakes where once there were burning deserts - came the goods of the earth; mine and wheat fields, orchards and great lumber mills. All the sinews of a growing country. Out of their rude settlements, their trading posts came cities to rank among the great ones of the world. All the heritage of a people free to dream, free to act, free to mold their own destiny.
Oh sorry, I mixed up that last bit - it was not President Obama. That was Spencer Tracy Narrating the movie How the West Was Won.