The last of my 3 nephews was married last weekend. Though not the youngest of the three, he certainly held out the longest – and, it appears, for good reason. He was waiting for the one person who could make him happier than he ever dreamed possible.
Two beautiful young ladies came along as a package deal – and a dog.
Let me tell you about the depth of this man’s commitment.
- Just days before the nuptials, said dog had a run-in with a skunk – and I mean a faceful of direct hit type of run-in. It was cold outside. The groom-to-be spent hours in the cold backyard soaking up noxious fumes and sponge-cleaning the dog with just about every “I’ve been skunked” remedy known to man!! The bride-to-be wisely stayed inside and kept the warm water coming. So the story goes – that kind of direct hit smells nothing like a skunk – rather it smells like putrid burning rubber!
- One of said young ladies has a significant allergy to cats. My nephew had 2 much loved kitties. He opted to give them up!! and Aunt Sue found a home for them with one of my neighbours. They are giving their new owners a run for their money – but are doing fine!
- He wore an orange shirt for the wedding!
- He will now have to endure a 60-90 minute commute – each way – to and from work. Donations of books on tape will, in all likelihood, be appreciated!
- His new M-I-L lives just down the street!
The bride showed respect for her about-to-be husband’s passion and career by walking down the aisle to the original theme from Hockey Night in Canada! I’m sure that was a first!
All kidding aside – the photographer (a family friend) said it best when he described the event as a warm and wonderful gathering of friends and family that just happened to have a wedding in it.
It was a great weekend!
sounds like a wonderful union of caring people… we would be lucky to have more like this one…
Very well said Sue!!! It was a very nice weekend.