Category Archives: Family and Marriage

Thank you

Paulette and I appreciate every comment and “like” that has been left on either https://ferrelljenkins.blog or Facebook. We had a lot of fun with our friends at church in the weeks leading up to the marriage. So many wanted to know when we were getting married, who would be present, where we would go for the honeymoon, etc. We kept everyone in suspense and pulled it off without anyone decorating our vehicle or crashing the wedding.

We stayed at home the first night, then spent a few days in the Sarasota, FL, area. No need to go far when one already lives in a tourist paradise. We enjoyed visiting the mall, eating at some famous restaurants like Yoder’s Amish Restaurant and the Columbia at Saint Armands Circle. At the latter we enjoyed the famous Cuban sandwich with Spanish Bean soup followed by an order of flan.

Topping off a great meal with the Columbia’s famous flan.

We had a little setback last week when we both tested positive for the Covid virus. We both have been fully vaccinated and I have survived trips to both Turkey and Israel without any problem. We have tried to trace our activities and determine where we might have picked up the Covid. We think it was either at church or at one of our favorite eating places but there is no way to be certain.

Even though I think of this as a lite case of the virus it is a jolt to the body. Along with isolation we have been taking Paxlovid medication. I have one more dose today and Paulette has one more day to go. We are seeing improvements each day.

Don’t throw away your masks too soon.

Beginning a New Journey

The closing days of June found me embarking on a new journey with Paulette Crider (nee Minton), a lady I first met in 1997 when she attended the church where I was preaching. At the time we both were married and there was no thought of a relationship developing. After the passing years these conditions changed for both of us and we found ourselves lonely for a Christian companion and seated not far from each other in the same church assembly.

After a short period of getting better acquainted we met with our children and told them what we had in mind. A few weeks later we met in their presence and in the presence of Don Truex, a longtime minister friend, his wife, and daughter, and took the vows to become husband and wife until death takes one of us.

Later the same day Don announced our wedding to the church with these words.

“It is not by the gray of the hair that one knows the age of the heart.” I quoted those words from an English poet earlier today in the marriage ceremony for Ferrell Jenkins & Paulette Crider. We’re so happy for these two who have blessed so many lives, for so many years, and now begin their new life-adventure together.”

Here are a few photos that were made by our friend Heather.

Ferrell and Paulette Jenkins after the exchange of vows – June 27, 2022.
The wedding party of family members.
Vickie, Ferrell, Paulette, Don
Sorry friends. There was no cake left.