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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Gorillas in the Mist and a Wedding

When I published the last post, I guess I was still feeling down. I hadn't realized it at the time -- thinking the photo I took of the gorilla was funny and fitting. But after reading the comments you all have posted, I think I was a little blue. Well, blessedly, these things pass with me and things are getting back to normal. The stitches come out and the dressing comes off on Wednesday and again I'll be able to wash both hands! Hoorah for simple pleasures and the blessings of caring friends. Thank you.

Yesterday, we attended my niece's wedding in Willow Street, PA (near Lancaster/Millersville where my husband and I went to school and met). My brothers (the younger brother and father of the bride, lives in Mississippi, and the youngest brother in Georgia) and I always have a good time when we're together. We have the propensity to find EVERYTHING funny (much to the chagrin to those around us). The baby and my daughters danced their heads off (my girls are both so shy and demure (like their mother)) as did my 84 year old mom. The bride looked beautiful and the only glitch was the cake. Karen had wanted chocolate covered strawberries on the cake and instead of placing partially dipped strawberries around the three tiers of the cake, the bakery piled the totally dipped strawberries on top. Yes, it looked amazingly like poop. Into each event a little rain falls...:)

13 comments:

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. I missed your previous post (we're working on a very time-consuming project and I haven't read anyone's posts), and I'm sorry I wasn't able to offer one of those supportive comments when you needed it.

The story about the strawberries is funny. I hope your niece wasn't too disappointed.

Purple Flowers said...

I'm still laughing about that. It must have looked hysterical!! LOL Let's hope the marriage is full of sweetness and love.

Karen said...

Glad to hear you all had so much fun at the wedding. Funny about the strawberries!! :-)

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Glad you're feeling better and that you had so much fun at the wedding. You would think the bakery would know how to put chocolate dipped strawberries on a cake. For the couple it will be something to talk about for years to come

Cheryl said...

Were you well behaved, as planned? Was it hard?

Glad you got to have fun with your family. Weddings can be so much fun!

Jay said...

Was there a bar? Cause I wouldn't have gone if there wasn't a bar. And the chocolate dipped strawberries would be cool until you said they looked like poop. Then I wouldn't be able to eat any. LOL

Brad said...

Rain, poop - same-same - Glad you all had a good time - (2 days and counting!) And just why is it we have no pics of the clan all dressed up in thier wedding best?

XOXO-B

Amy said...

I'm so hppy for you that the stitches come out Wednesday and the dressing comes off too! yay! This time seems faster - does it for you?
It sounds like you and your demure daughters had a fun time at the wedding,your mom too! How did the poopy looking top heavy cake taste?! The poor bride, but her wedding will be remembered by many for years to come....

I'm glad your blue mood has turned rosier...unfortunately I seem to have caught your blue mood...Maybe I'll find a box and follow the gorilla's lead! lol

Deblynne said...

Thank you for sharing - Your sense of humor is greatly appreciated I needed this laugh. Glad that you are healing

jane said...

how i wish i could have been at your table with you!

Jamie said...

Thanks for the much needed laugh this morning... Hugs. :)

jane said...

p.s. i´m glad you are feeling better!

beachgirl said...

Congratulations on getting your cast off.

I love music and your list. I know many of them. I have also sung Handel's Massiah many times. The book is on my book shelf.
I sang in the Disney cast choir in their Christmas program for years. Loved it and miss it.

One of my new favorites is Wild at Heart by Gloriana. What a great song.