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October 17, 2007


Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 9:01 am

Michele & Me Dancing

Just got the pictures back from Michele’s Wedding. Who is Michele? She’s my friend who asked me to present the bride on behalf of her family at her wedding. She’s also the former radio personality, Michele with one “L.”

Michele is one of the genuine people you get to meet in life. There is nothing pretentious about her. I was asked to present a toast at her wedding and I thought you may enjoy seeing the full transcript which offers perspectives on friendship and persuasion. 


I cannot begin to express how thrilled and honored I am to be a part of Mark & Michele’s special day. I was deeply touched when Michele asked me to participate in the ceremony and present the bride to the groom on behalf of her family.

In my family, I have three sons, and I’ve always thought of Michele as the daughter I never had. And let me say that I cannot be more pleased in Mark’s selection of Michele for his wife and how delighted I am that she accepted.

I have the good fortune of knowing both Mark & Michele. Not only have we all worked together but, more importantly, we have all laughed together on many occasions.

And I came across a quote from an English writer named W.H. Auden which underscores the close connection I have with the bride and groom. He said,

“Among those whom I like, I can find no common denominator. 

Among those whom I love, I can. All of them make me laugh.” 


And anyone who knows Michele as well as I do, knows that Michele can be very persuasive. If you don’t believe me, just ask Mark. And I got curious about how she does it time after time and I came across this quote from TV producer, Blair Warren who said,


“People will do anything for those who encourage their dreams, 

justify their failures, allay their fears, confirm their suspicions, 

and help them throw rocks at their enemies.” 


Mark, you couldn’t have picked a more supportive mate – she will always have your back.

So, in conclusion, before I raise a glass to Mark and Michele, let me issue a gentle reminder to anyone who may attempt to come between our new bride and groom . . . be on the lookout for falling rocks!


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