Who knows first aid?
We ran out of coffee, so TW dashed downstairs to find more and in her hurry, stumbled and tore her thumbnail loose. Pat, bless her heart, is a scout leader and so was elected to do the first aid since all scout leaders know and practice first aid all the time, right? She graciously formed a bandage from part of a napkin and neatly tied the thumbnail back in place. TW took some painkillers, and the party continued. We bussed the table and did the dishes and put the food away for TW, so she will likely finding things in all the wrong places for days, but it beats having to wash the skillet with a wounded thumb. As usual, we laughed and talked and sang and had a grand time. Sue is going to preach a sermon on the seven deadly sins. Lynn, Jenny, Maggie and I burst into, "The Seven Deadly Virtues" from Camelot and did a surprisingly delightful a capella impromptu job. We even remembered all the words!
Toward the end of the party we were discussing memorable weddings. Sue remembers one where the groom worked at a funeral parlor, and most of the ushers worked there as well. The best man passed out from heat and/or hangover, and the groomsmen all lifted him up to shoulder height as if her were in a coffin and carried him out of the church. That makes for a memorable wedding. Outdoor weddings are attended by sound effects (Flatulent cows and chatty horses) uninvited visitors (yellow jackets invading the reception buffet, a crop-duster working the field next door, neighbors' dogs and kids.) I remember when DH's brother got married in Las Vegas. Of course they process wedding through just as fast as they can, so you arrive on time and wait while the folks before you finish up. The chapel they had chosen had several halls which were all busy, so you could check out the other weddings while you were waiting for yours. Picture the groom, a tall, handsome african american man, in a chrome yellow suit with a white shirt, a purple tie, a white fedora, and chrome yellow anaconda skin shoes. The brides maids wore show purple satin cocktail dresses that looked spry-painted on, and from the back, the three of them looked like a bunch of purple helium balloons. They carried purple and yellow bouquets and all had two-inch long yellow fingernails. The bride wore a short white gown with a deep neckline exposing gallons of coffee-colored bosom that surged and rippled like a vat of pudding every time she moved. Her nails were purple, and her eye-shadow was yellow. Oh, and her shoes - yellow anaconda, just like the groom's, only with four inch heels. One does not forget a show like that. I felt quite colorless in contrast.
So what might be your most memorable wedding?