On the 31st day of May 1980 at the Oliver's Winery demo at or about noon, Sebastian T. Bear (then Brother Sebastian), otherwise Gerald Thomas Ortman...usually Bear to his friends, was introduced to Rachel Webb, otherwise Diane Elizabeth Harrah...usually Chloe to her friends, by Seaxburgh, otherwise Elizabeth Dachowski, the three being all members of the Society for Creative Anachronism Group: Mynydd Seren at that time.
On the 26th day of August 2009 (being midway between the August 24th birthday of Bear and the August 28th birthday of Chloe) at the hour of 3 pm at the Monroe County Courthouse, Bloomington Indiana, said Bear and Chloe were united in a civil marriage, attended by Chloe's two sons, Philip Amadeus Waxler and Tristan Bartholomew Loyal (both well known to the Shire in their youth.)
This brings to the end a courtship lasting 29 years, 2 months, 25 days and three hours.
We trust that our friends will excuse our tardiness in resolving this issue.
Gerald T. Ortman
Diane E. Ortmanhttp://www.argentfox.com/Bear%20Wedding.htm