Dear Sun Spots: Would you please find the time, channel and when the dump wedding in Bethel will be aired on Inside Edition? It is of interest to many in the area. Thanks. – K.W., Greenwood.

Answer:
Sun Spots spoke with Inside Edition publicist Jim Kelly who says it will air Sept. 2 on Boston channel WCVB at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 3, on WMTW Channel 8 at 12:30 p.m.

The ceremony takes place at 4:30 p.m. Labor Day at the Tri-Town Transfer Station, which encompasses the towns of Bethel, Hanover and Newry.

The couple, Rockie Graham and David Hart, met when Graham, an avid recycler, met Hart, the manager of the station, during routine trips she made to recycle and dump at the transfer station.

Kelly says one of the show’s managing editors saw the Sun Journal article online and started developing the story. He says Inside Edition also covered a story on the world’s most expensive wedding and the managing editor happened to mention the dump wedding to the dress designer involved who then offered to make a dress for Graham. According to Kelly this designer creates $300,000-plus gowns covered with jewels and other expensive trims and extras. You may have had the opportunity of reading Sun Journal reporter Gail Geraghty’s story on page A1 Monday in which she mentions how Inside Edition flew the couple to New York to fit them for their wedding attire, which both get to keep in exchange for Inside Edition’s exclusive rights to TV coverage of the wedding.

Kelly said the crew is expected to film the day of the wedding getting video coverage of the wedding preparations, the ceremony itself and more. The couple created quite the stir when news of their unusual wedding plans which was featured in the Sun Journal was picked up by national news wires, TV and radios.

Sun Spots would like to take this opportunity to wish the bride and groom a wonderful day and life together!

Dear Sun Spots: Help!

Does anyone have the words to a poem written about how an elderly person – who may have Alzheimers – remains quiet and does not feel they have to add their long opinion to every issue brought up in their presence. I need to have one if your readers see it in print. – No Name, No Town.

Answer:
Unfortunately Sun Spots was not able to locate the poem you are seeking. If you can perhaps provide some words or lines contained in the poem it may make the search easier. In the meantime, perhaps you might take comfort from the following ‘Alzheimer’s Patient’s Prayer’ by Carolyn Haynali whose husband has Alzheimer’s:

Pray for me I was once like you.

Be kind and loving to me that’s how I would have treated you.

Remember I was once someone’s parent or spouse I had a life and a

dream for the future.

Speak to me, I can hear you even if I don’t understand

what you are saying. Speak to me of things in my past of

which I can still relate.

Be considerate of me, my days are such a struggle.

Think of my feelings because I still have them and can feel pain.

Treat me with respect because I would have treated you that way.

Think of how I was before I got Alzheimer’s; I was full of life,

I had a life, laughed and loved you.

Think of how I am now, My disease distorts my thinking, my

feelings, and my ability to respond, but I still love you even if I can’t tell you.

Think about my future because I used too.

Remember I was full of hope for the future just like you are now.

Think how it would be to have things locked in your mind and

can’t let them out. I need you to understand and not blame me,

but Alzheimer’s.

I still need the compassion and the touching and most of all I

still need you to love me.

Keep me in your prayers because I am between life and death.

The love you give will be a blessing from God and both of us will

live forever.

How you live and what you do today will always be remembered

in the heart of the Alzheimer’s patient.

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