I received some comments on the last post, that I wish to . . . well . . . comment on. Sister Karen informed me that she purchased her wedding dress (($14.95) the DAY BEFORE SHE GOT MARRIED!! She also put on a very nice wedding using a shoestring budget. After what - 46 years? - she and Ray-Ray are still happily married. That just goes to show you not to complain about the simple things, 'cause somebody is going come along and have things even more simple and basic than you. ( old Mahatma was right!)
Betty C. commented that she and Doug were also married on a Friday!! I did not remember that even though I was in the wedding. I do remember that it was one of the foggiest March evenings in history!! (Betty said that she also found out that her parents had married on the same date as she and Doug, which is also a good sign). Anyhoo, if you are planning a wedding, you might consider a Friday as being lucky. :)
Alas, I have to report another death in the family. My Dad's younger sister, Alberta, passed away yesterday. She apparently had a stroke on the 29th of August, was paralyzed, unable to swallow, and had a blood clot in her brain. Sounds dangerously somewhat like what Dad went through. That makes four siblings gone in the last three years - Bob, Short (Darwin), Dad, and Alberta. How sad.
Friday night's shindig was a blast! The wedding reception for Matt and Kristin was beautiful and I got to see a lot of family members. Tina had commented that since Nina and I are klutzes (both of us do "The Nina") it might have been trouble for us to go out on the dance floor and "cut a rug". So, I stayed firmly in my seat. I think Nina hit the dance floor a few times, but Lon and I don't dance at all anymore. I think that is because the last time we danced together, both of our kids were watching, and the look of horror, shock, and embarrassment on their faces was enough to make us aware that that we are pathetic dancers and shouldn't be allowed anywhere near a band, a DJ, or a dance floor. I kinda resemble the dance moves of Elaine from the old Seinfeld Show. I guess I must jerk and kick spasmatically while whirling and prancing around. EWWWWW - - - I guess the kids WERE right. (I'm blushing now). Lon's only problem is, he wants to dance at mach speed. Since I am so much shorter than him, I would just hang on for dear life and RUN RUN RUN!!! When he would spin me around, it was like centrifugal force was whipping me out away from him. We did have so much fun, - - - until we found out how geeky we looked. Oh, well, we are getting old enough that we don't want to risk having an accident and breaking a hip.
I am so excited! I finally get a new vehicle tomorrow!! I think after 12 years and 148,000 miles, my old red Explorer is now officially an "Exploder", and needs to be put out to pasture. My new SUV is - uh- well, it's a red Explorer. Sounds like I'm kinda in a rut, right? Come to think of it, my SUV BEFORE my last one, was also an Explorer, but green.
Anyhoo, I will be doing the happy dance tomorrow - even if I look like "Elaine" while I'm doing it!!
GOD BLESS YOU ALL