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The Lengkeek family hosted the Rehearsal Dinner at Fairhaven Farms on Friday night. Seth's mother Deb made eleven beautiful quilted table runners for each of the tables there, all of them representing different places Seth or Shannon had lived.  Each had a tag explaining the significance of the runner, and at the end of the meal the Lengkeeks did a drawing for guests to choose and take home the runners.  Some of them are shown below along with the messages on the tags.  

Road to California: The triangles in this block represent birds and movement, both themes of the westward journey. Shannon journeyed west in 1994 when she enrolled at Occidental College in Los Angeles, from which she graduated in May 1998. She remained in LA for another year to work.



South Dakota Star: Although Seth has never lived in South Dakota, it is an important place with regards to the three generations of "prairie people" roots he has there. As Lynyrd Skynyd says in his song Simple Man, "Forget your lust for the rich man's gold. All that you need is in your soul."


Baltimore Album: Quilts such as these were made in Baltimore between 1846 and 1852 and featured appliquéd symbols of goodwill, joy, and fertility, such as flowers, leaves, and fruit. Seth and Shannon experienced the "joys" of Baltimore while she attended Johns Hopkins University.


Michigan: If it weren't for the two summers in 1998 and 2000 that Seth spent living with Mom and Dad and working for the Michigan State University clinical pharmacy, his career path would have undoubtedly taken a different turn these past six years.


African Coin: Shannon was a Peace Corps rural health care volunteer in Senegal, West Africa, from September 1999 through December 2001. Unlike the “monetary” name of this block, Shannon 's rewards came instead from the work she accomplished and the friends she made.


Mexican Rose: Shannon spent here 1996 fall semester in Zihuatanejo, Mexico, working out of a dive shop with Mexican marine biologist, Juan Avila. She worked on seahorse and coral projects, diving several times a week, something she only did once in the Baltimore canals.