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A Clooney wedding, 1987

Posted on March 9, 2015 | in Uncategorized | by
The wedding of Adelia "Ada" Clooney and Norman Zeidler, center, included this moment with Clooney family members March 14, 1987 on the banks of the Ohio River in Augusta, Ky. From left, Nina and her husband, Cincinnati WKRC-TV anchorman Nick Clooney, their daughter and new son-in-law, Nick's sister, Hollywood star Rosemary and bride's 26-year-old brother, actor Grorge. The wedding was a hometown affair. A roll of fence wire, tied with gift ribbons, marked off the curb in front of the Clooneys' Victorian frame house. Local friends with 1918 Model T and other vintage cars drove the wedding party two blocks to St. Augustine Catholic Church and four blocks to the riverfront reception. Before the nuptial Mass, Rosemary sang a non-religious song of love and dedication, "The Promise," for "only the second time I've sungit," said the Concord Jazz recording star. "The first time I sang it was to my son (Gabriel Ferrer) when he married Debby Boone." George read from The Song of Solomon, Psalms and Revelations in the wedding service. Outside the church, surrounded by a circle of seven girls, the actor said he couldn't remember the name of his role in that night's episode in the television series "Murder, She Wrote." "I played 'Kip' -- I think -- but it was filmed 1 1/2 months ago," George said. Said the mother of the bride, "The whole town" of Augusta, population 1,500 -- "helped with the wedding. We couldn't have gotten through it without them." The city blocked off Parkview Street, which dead-ends at the river, for a tent to be set up for the reception for 300. The road surface was the dance floor for swinging to the seven-piece Jerry Conrad's Rhythm & Brass band from Cincinnati. Photo by Jocelyn Williams

The wedding of Adelia “Ada” Clooney and Norman Zeidler, center, included this moment with the Clooney family on March 14, 1987, on the banks of the Ohio River in Augusta. From left, Nina and her husband, Cincinnati WKRC-TV anchorman Nick Clooney; their daughter and new son-in-law; Nick’s sister, Hollywood star Rosemary Clooney; and the bride’s brother, actor George, age 26. The wedding was a hometown affair. A roll of fence wire, tied with gift ribbons, marked off the curb in front of the Clooneys’ Victorian frame house. Local friends with 1918 Ford Model T and other vintage cars drove the wedding party two blocks to St. Augustine Catholic Church and four blocks to the riverfront reception. Before the nuptial Mass, Rosemary sang a non-religious song of love and dedication, The Promise, for “only the second time I’ve sung it,” said the Concord Jazz recording star. “The first time I sang it was to my son (Gabriel Ferrer) when he married Debby Boone.” George read from The Song of Solomon, Psalms and Revelations in the wedding service. Outside the church, surrounded by a circle of seven girls, George Clooney said he couldn’t remember the name of his role in that night’s episode of the television series Murder, She Wrote. “I played ‘Kip’ — I think — but it was filmed 1 1/2 months ago,” George said. Said the mother of the bride, “The whole town” of Augusta — population 1,500 — “helped with the wedding. We couldn’t have gotten through it without them.” The city blocked off Parkview Street, which dead-ends at the river, for a tent to be set up for a reception for 300. The road surface was the dance floor for swinging to the seven-piece band Jerry Conrad’s Rhythm & Brass from Cincinnati. Photo by Jocelyn Williams

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