The Best News

Happy, happy days!!!  After living together and loving each other for 37 years, my brother Cliff married his beloved Shigeru on Thursday, July 18.


They married in Santa Maria, CA, where our 92-year-old dad lives.  He was so pleased to be able to participate in the ceremony.  It was such a joyful day together.  How wonderful that they are finally able to celebrate their union legally.  Hats off to the Supremes!!!

About Jonna Faulkner

Jewelry Artist and Teacher
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20 Responses to The Best News

  1. kim says:

    what a handsome couple. congratulations on this wonderful happiness!

    • Jonna Faulkner says:

      Thanks so much, Kim!!! Their wedding means so much to us. I continue to love your amazing work. Hope we get to meet in person one day!!!

  2. Marcie Stone says:

    Congratulations on your happy news. Much love to you and your family.
    XOXOXOXO Marcie and Greg

  3. Kay Teeters says:

    Please send them our congratulations! We got our license yesterday, so we’re “go” for Monday.

    • Jonna Faulkner says:

      Yippee!!! We’re so excited by your nuptials!!! Love the invitation!!! SO happy to be included!!!

  4. Arli says:

    Congratulations to them on this happy day that’s been far too long in coming!

  5. Marcia says:

    How wonderful is that! Everyone should be able to marry their beloved!

  6. Lauren says:

    Congrats! Happiness in the family, yay!!

    • Jonna Faulkner says:

      Thanks so much, Lauren!!! It was wonderful. Looking forward to seeing you at Metal Clay by the Bay!!!

  7. Brenda Corby says:

    37 years WOW that’s amazing! Congratulations to the happy couple and your dad for living long enough to enjoy the historic moment. Cheers to everyone!!!

    • Jonna Faulkner says:

      Thanks so much, Brenda!!! It was wonderful that Dad got to see the wedding. I wish my mom were still alive because she would have loved it. I think she must have been there in spirit. Cheers back to you!!!!

  8. rtaylor69 says:

    Thanks so very much for sharing this, Jonna. I am truly happy for them, and for you and your family. I’m jealous, too, that I lost my beloved partner of 22 years before we could legally marry. I lost tens of thousands of dollars when he died because we were not married. A Domestic Partnership wasn’t good enough. It wasn’t fair, and it still isn’t fair in 37 states that remain in the dark ages. You and Steve are special people to share this beautiful moment in the life of your family with your friends and associates, and I’m a better person for knowing you.

    • Jonna Faulkner says:

      Thanks so much for your lovely note, Ron. I am sad for you, too, that you lost your beloved partner and that you weren’t able to marry. It is so unfair. We are so blessed by your presence in our lives!

  9. Leslie Smith says:

    Dear sweet Jonna, Congratulations on such a blessed event. What a beautiful couple and how sweet to see how much you and your brother look alike. It seems like forever since I’ve seen you but I get my updates from Ruthie and Elaine so I know you are doing well. One of these days, I will join the ladies in your class. I have been following your progress and it has been so exciting to see how exquisite your work is. Best wishes to you and yours, Leslie Smith, from long ago

    Sent from my iPad

    • Jonna Faulkner says:

      Hey, Leslie, So good to hear from you!!! I miss you and would love to see you. Ruth, Elaine and Gail keep me posted on your journey, but there’s nothing better than visiting in person!!! Big hugs to you!!!

  10. Sylvia Jimenez says:

    They look so happy. Congratulations!

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