I am taking the weekend off to celebrate the marriage of our son, Nate Popik, to Suzanna Elkin. Against all odds, Nate, who was raised in California and Connecticut and settled down in Burlington, Vermont, met Suzanna, who was raised in Maine and has lived in Massachusetts, Mexico and other parts of the world, when she showed up to rent a room in his house in Burlington. This might be unremarkable except for the fact that Nate’s and Suzanna’s fathers were friends and colleagues in the Family Practice Program at UC San Francisco in the 1970’s. In fact, one of our first dates was a party at Suzanna’s parents’ house in San Francisco in 1975. If I believed in fate, I’d say these two were destined to marry.

In keeping with their temperaments and preferences, Suzanna and Nate’s wedding will be a simple affair conducted by a Buddhist and attended by lots and lots of family and friends from near and far. Photos to follow.



About Alexis

Alexis Rankin Popik, author of Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate, is an award-winning short story writer whose work has appeared in The Berkshire Review and Potpourri Magazine. She has penned numerous articles about local history that have been published in Connecticut Explored and the University of Connecticut School of Law and The Hartford Seminary publications. A former union organizer, Popik traveled the country educating shipyard workers about health and safety and founded a labor-management health plan before turning to writing fiction full-time. She lives with her husband in New England.
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