Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Steven and Laura

Sweet Tea’s son, Steven, who lives with us in the basement apartment, got married to his sweet heart, Laura, last night. It was a very simple occasion. We went to the Justice Center in Cherokee County and had a judge perform the service. He was very personable and wore a Grinch tie. Or a tie with the Grinch in a Santa outfit on it.

Steven is so laid back that he would have been just as happy if all he had to do was step over a broom. But Laura wanted some semblance to a wedding. She comes from a very religious family and this was kind of a compromise. Neither Laura nor Steven wanted a church wedding, and all the marriage thingies that cost so much and only pleases the bride and her mother. It was a compromise because, plan two was for me to marry them. I am an ordained minister, you know, just for occasions like this.

Sweet Tea and I, Steven’s father, Sal and Laura’s parents and two sisters were present. It was very nice and they both smiled like a jackass eating briers the whole time. Steven, who is brilliant when it comes to computers and fixing things, is very shy and quiet. He looked so funny kissing his new bride and everyone with a camera made him repeat it over and over until he said he was just going to kiss her until we told him we were finished. He finally came up for air when I suggested we all go to the restaurant for the wedding dinner without telling him we were finished taking pictures.

I don’t know what I am going to do with the new broom I bought for the occasion, though. Maybe that’s fodder for another blog – if anyone is interested in what to do with a new, unused broom, that is. Besides sweep something into a pile, I mean.

We went to Laura’s favorite restaurant, Las Palmas, for a very delicious Mexican meal. I love my polo with rice and beans and guacamole salad – and plenty of sweet tea. I wanted a Dos XX but, in respect for the bible thumpers, I stayed with the tea. Only because it was Steven and Laura’s dinner. Otherwise…

Anyway, they are so cute and work so well together that I believe they will be together forever. There may be no kids, because Laura is a bad diabetic and they are afraid to try. She did mention something about adopting one day. We’ll see. But they will be together for a long time. Why, they actually talk to each other – about everything. Amazing! They do it without a blog too. Can you believe it?

17 comments:

GrizzBabe said...

What is this communicating without a blog that you speak of?

coffeypot said...

grizzbabe, I know! I think I read about this phenomenon once in an old book. Actually looking at someone, face to face, without sex being involved? I tried it with Sweet Tea. I said, “Hey, babe!” And she said, “What?” Then I was lost. So I ran to the computer and emailed her.

clew said...

Yay for the happy couple!

I love your expressions. Jackass eating briars - tee hee!

RWA said...

An ordained minister who likes to have a cold Dos Equis with a fine Mexican meal.

That's outstanding.

coffeypot said...

clew, thank you. Hey! That rhymed! Cool! Yeah, they were all smiles.

rwa, yep! Although I do preach for it instead of against it. However, I do like the World Peace thingy and I use to like the Free Love movement, too. But now I just like being lecherous and having a beer now and then.

Hot Lemon said...

hmmm... Maybe you could sell th' broom on eBay??

CindyDianne said...

"all the marriage thingies that cost so much"




No kidding!

Heidi the Hick said...

I love this. congatulations to the happy couple!!!

katy said...

A big Congratulations to the happy couple.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

How wonderful and heart warming! :-D

What a great post.

Best wishes to the bride and groom! YAY!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

We had a nice quiet relaxed ceremony a Biker Buddy's House. And daughter 1 went off to Justice of the peace and didn't tell us til after. My mom did the same thing.

A corn bag is a bag of corn you heat and snuggle onto your cold palces to warm up, like a water bottle only not wet.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Biker Buddy's MOM's house (last year)

coffeypot said...

Thanks, y'all! I've pass along all your good wishes and congrats.

mst, that doesn’t make sense on the corn bag thing. Wouldn’t putting in into your "cold places" get it wet anyway? Unless, of course, if you just left it under the covers.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Yeah, some people put them in the bed to warm up the bed. I always just let Biker Buddy get it first--after 5 minutes, it's so hot I can hardly bear it.

I like a cup of tea when I'm cold. Raw cow corn is not too tasty.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

You're hilarious, love your emailing Sweet Tea.

LOL

sometimes I do that to Biker Buddy when I'm mad at him.

coffeypot said...

mst, “I always just let Biker Buddy get it first--after 5 minutes, it's so hot I can hardly bear it.” I’ll bet!

Why do you keep feeding me these openings? You know I can’t resist them.

e.Craig said...

Congrats to the kids, Coffeypot. And they live with you and have to put up with you. Hmmm ...   ;-)