Saturday, May 17, 2008

Memorial Day Wedding Rememberance

So, this is Saturday, and what have you done? Another week over, a new one just begun. Sing that to John Lennon’s “So This Is Christmas.”

So, next weekend is Memorial Day? Wow, seems like only last year we were getting ready for my sister-in-law’s wedding. Wow! That was one of the best weddings I have been to. I remember a decent one when I was about 7 or 8 years old, but the rest have always failed to meet expectations. The weather was gorgeous , the venue was perfect, and the whole thing went smoothly…errr, wait, I think I may have one of those wrong. Hmm, yes, the judge failed to arrive. It took a short 45 minutes or an hour to get a replacement minister and then things went smoothly. I now remember the groomsmen hurry to set things right. One was attempting to get ordained over the internet, another was seriously considering a lawyer for some sort of lawsuit against the errant and stupid judge, and still others were making calls to local ministers. Luckily, the DJ had his minister on speed-dial. I wonder if my memory of the event, and my enjoyment, stems from my unofficial capacity. What was my assignment? Stay out of the way and help if necessary. I was not assigned as any sort of groomsman, bridesman, nor as the flower boy…alright, poor choice of words…well, I had no job. I was…and am…the brother-in-law. I did get to carry around and use my sister-in-law’s wedding present from one of the groomsmen…a Canon Elph…digital…well, it is the same one that we now have. I liked its small size, its enormous capability, and its user friendliness. I like to use its features, but even for a person that only wants to point and shoot, it is a great camera. I took 300 photos. Most were ok, I think. The beer and wine flowed, the people were great, and it was simply a nice wedding. Again, I stress, it was good for me since I had no capacity. I did not stress about much. I vaguely remember some sort of dancing with the groom’s sister, but, despite others’ claims of photos, I deny everything. I will not go into the specifics that MAY or MAY NOT have happened. If no one has proof, it did not happen. If Cora posts on the subject, do not believe one thing she says about me. She is given to prevarication and distortion, besides, I think she was drinking a little too much to retain an accurate memory of the event...as was everyone else, so do not believe what anyone else says, either.


I am sure we have a full weekend planned. I know we need groceries…we’ve been living off stuff we have had in the house for a couple weeks. Not because we can’t afford it, though, jeez, things ARE getting expensive, we just have not taken the time. Cora’s been sick and I have not felt spectacular either. We need to get that back bedroom cleaned out so we can then clean out Little Misses’ room and make it acceptable. I need to mow the lawn and get a hair cut, though, I would like everyone to know I have no intention of doing both at the same time…those blades aren’t coming anywhere near my head. I also would like to get out with my metal detector and try and find some treasure…hell, I bought the damned thing, might as well try for something, right? Wish me luck, since it seems to take a good ear and a steady mind…I may be up for the former, but doubt the latter.
Here is a picture of Cora in front of the Concorde at the Boeing Museum of Flight. We were there in March of...'06? My family, the whole shebang, went. I have some pictures of my lovely little niece...which reminds me, Cora and I got a wonderful letter in the mail yesterday afternoon. My young 4 1/2 year old niece has now graduated to typing letters. She even spelled her name: "EEEEEEEEEEEEEEMMMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA." I attribute the extra vowels to her desparate attempt to be heard over the vast distance between our houses. It was a wonderful addition to our day. It made both of us happy. Now, I will have to reply to her and send her something cool in the mail like she always does for us...I am always SO far behind on my letters.

Hmm, looks like a wonderful day out! I wonder when Cora is going to get up. She has had difficulty sleeping the past few evenings. I am not going to wake her. This stupid cold has affected her differently than me. It keeps her awake, despite the fact that she has been feeling pretty good during the day. I have felt great during the day. I take a little medicine before bed and sleep the whole night, then spend fifteen minutes expectorating the next morning, after which, I am done and feeling fine. Weird cold, this.

6 comments:

Cora said...

It was a good wedding but you weren't stuck in the non-airconditioned limo waiting for the judge show up. It was fun after that, the quest to find a picture of you in Nichole's shoes.
I will have to plan my post accordingly, Hehe.

grandma said...

Well shucks !! I must have missed the scene of you dancing with the grooms's sister, but I sure have a keen memory of you dancing with the Groom.

Jimh. said...

Grandma, despite my love and respect for you, I fear you may be experiencing a little senility, I don't remember that particular experience. Given the fact that you may have been drinking, I suspect you may even have hallucinated that particular memory. Unless you have pictures to prove it, I will simply ignore this comment. Love ya! ;-)

Cora said...

Jim, I think it may have been you not Gramma that consumed large amounts of alcohol that night. Your memory may be faulty but fear not, I may jog it with some pics on my blog if I can swing it....stay tuned!
You know I love you right!

Jimh. said...

I will need to see the proof before I admit to anything.

grandma said...

Oh no, my memory bank is right up to par. I might go to the store to buy bread and milk and forget to buy the bread, but other than a couple incidents such as that my memory is fine. I didn't have a drop of anything stronger than unlaced punch that day.
Tis you that is having some memory loss.