My cousin Liz married Charles Altman in Heinz Chapel in 1976 (seen above). Her daughter, Sarah married Brian Bumstead yesterday in Heinz Chapel(photo at absolute top 02.14.08--what a total valentine for all of us!!). Her mother, my aunt Jean (seen below), was married as the first bride to have this privilege in 1946. There was a story in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette yesterday to flesh it out. The New York Times had this to say about that>>
Jean Eddy Succop and John C. Succop walk down the aisle of Heinz Chapel after being the first couple to marry there in 1946. Their daughter, Elizabeth Altman, was married there in 1976 and their granddaughter, Sarah Altman, will be married there today.
It was a lovely wedding with happy people, jolly cousins, lots of music from bagpipes to a R and B Tribute Band all at the Soldiers and Sailors Hall...a wierd amalgam of civil war styling and architecture. We had a terrific time albeit with bookend long drives. Back to Pittsburgh for Thanksgiving...so the speediness of the visit was not too bad. Loved seeing all my cousins and their offspring. It is curious to see the faces of one's grandparents and uncles and aunts peering out of faces of the next generation. Almost a little spoooky...but cool nonetheless.