Table for Two

September 2, 2021

In 1995, my son and our future daughter-in-law were married in the Regimental Room on the 11th Floor. Our daughter-in-law was Jewish and our son was raised in the Episcopal Church, So a rabbi who was more liberal performed the ceremony. Romy had one grandfather who fought in Rommel's Afrika Korps in the desert and he was with us that day. Her grandfather on her mother's side fought in the first Israeli-Arab war in 1948, but he had passed on. The rabbi made a point of acknowledging how love had conquered prejudices and allowed Romy's parents to wed.

Jeff and Romy's first date was the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's so of course their favorite song was Moon River. And that was played at the wedding. On their one year anniversary, Jeff brought Romy back to the club with the suggestion they could have a cocktail and then have dinner there. But when they arrived, they went up to the Regimental Room, where a table for two was set and a spot light was gently shinning on the table and the song Moon River was playing. It certainly was a special moment for them and hearing their story the next day was truly special for their families. The club's wonderful staff worked their magic.

Semper Fi,

Robert Douglass, Colonel USMCR (Ret)