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?
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