A surprise “I do”

Grace Miller and Ed Prigmore surprised fellow residents at Somerby at St. Vincent’s One Nineteen residents with their wedding during a chapel service on May 27.

Grace Miller and Ed Prigmore married at Somerby at St. Vincent’s One Nineteen. Photo courtesy of Marianne Sharbel.

The staff at Somerby at St. Vincent’s One Nineteen was in on the surprise, but residents did not know they were coming to a wedding.

The Prigmores met at dinner at Somerby last September and began dating over dinner and on long walks. Mr. Prigmore proposed to Grace in early May while on a special trip to Ireland with two of his daughters. He dropped down on one knee in the Church of the Holy Cross and put a ring on her finger.

Photo courtesy of Marianne Sharbel.

Mrs. Prigmore, the former Grace Sparks, grew up in Edgewood and worked for 40 years at Southern Company Services.  She was widowed in 2005 and moved to Somerby at St Vincent’s One Nineteen in April of last year.

Ed, a widower, moved to Somerby last year also.  He worked for the Atomic Energy Commission in Oak Ridge, Tenn., before coming to Birmingham to work with Social Security Administration.

“It’s great to have a companion again,” said Ed, had has been a widower for three years.

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