"When Edmund Sullivan
was returning to the Bronx after his military
service in the Air Force, his Fifth Avenue Sullivan
cousins planned a 'Welcome Home' dinner. Ed's
cousin Elizabeth was married to my mother's cousin
Charles Ridder, and her sister Rita was married to
Robert Huyot, who was the manager of the Carlisle
Hotel where they lived. My mother Gertrude
Amend Heide received a phone call asking if one of
her daughters could attend the dinner party and
happily I (Connie) was available.
So I went to the party
and when I was introduced to Edmund, handsome in his
uniform (a Major), it was a 'coup de foudre'
(a bolt of lightening!). I still remember the
moment on October 13, 1945. Suffice it to say
that it was love at first sight and we were married
on September 14, 1946. Ted was Best Man and
Paul an usher at our wedding. And we lived
happily every after" Connie Sullivan 1/15/2010
Family picture 2009
Memories of our
Memories on the 14th year
July 2, 1963 Edmund
wrote a letter to Celestine regarding contact
information and addresses intended to provide Ted
with information for his Special Ops application.
was at a Heide Family reunion in 2005 @Monmouth
Beach Club on the Jersey Shore, where we grew up.
Ed died in '99 @ age 86....Connie is 84 here...there
are 16 grandchildren and currently 7 great
grandchildren" Kevin 12/29/2009
is the picture of the Heide family @Monmouth Beach
Club in 2005....Regina has spent alot of time at MBC
as part of the "Fresh Air" Program"