1597Re: [clubpuck] The Wedding, part Deux... the actual event
- Apr 1, 2002Who Me?
Naw, I'm still in IN. Hope to be home 06 May, me and
my all 35 extra pounds.
--- Terry Sutton <terrysutton@...> wrote:
> Sent it to Club Puck list, but here it is again. Isname=wedding01.doc
> Peter back home?
> part 2 was hilarious, didn't see part one, was I
> off distribution
> PS ma was very moved that you called her, thank
> At 12:45 AM 3/10/02 -0800, you wrote:
> Let's cut to the chase-the deed is done.
> Alright, I suppose that's not a very exciting
> tale, so I guess I must give
> you some details.
> Saturday morning we get up and mill around, and
> it appears that this whole
> wedding operation is on hockey time. The event
> is supposed to start at the
> town hall at 2pm. Tanja, as the official
> photographer, & I, as the official
> music provider, head to the place around 1:45.
> Meanwhile, someone is
> notifying Denise that the wedding is NOT at
> 2:30, and no one knows where
> Johnnie V is, which is fair, since he doesn't
> know where the town hall is.
> Somehow the group arrives at the town hall a few
> minutes after 2, and Dave,
> driving the official wedding chariot (I think
> it's a Citroen), pulls right
> up to the door of the town hall. Which is a
> good thing, 'cause it means we
> don't have to tell Wanda to avoid stepping in
> the dog turd which is now
> under the car.
> The folks are lined up, and the mayor gives me a
> super-serious glare, which
> I interpret to mean "shut the goddamn music off,
> I wanna talk and then get
> in 18 holes this afternoon". So we start off
> with Friso giving a short
> speech in English, which was much appreciated,
> as it was the last English we
> would hear for a while. The mayor then
> proceeded to say things in French,
> and then stare at Mark or Wanda until they said
> "Oui, I do, whatever". OK,
> I exaggerate. Actually, Denise was repeating in
> English what the mayor said
> in French, or some approximation thereof. I'm
> not sure that was a good
> thing. There was Article 212, in which the
> party of the first part agrees
> to marry the party of the second part and to
> share all property, unless
> otherwise agreed notwithstanding the prior
> claims of parties not yet
> referred to. And then there was Article 213, in
> which each party agrees
> that they are not currently married to anyone
> else (I think this is supposed
> to take care of the prior claims thing from
> Article 212). And then they
> give a short history of where each party was
> born, what they and their
> parents did or didn't do, where their parents
> were born, where the witnesses
> were born, and then some more legal mumbo jumbo.
> I tell ya, these French
> are tres romantic!
> When the ceremony was over, and the mayor glared
> at us until we cleared out
> of the town hall (don't wanna pay that janitor
> overtime!), we went back to
> the farmhouse for the real fun. The previously
> mentioned crew had a couple
> hours of toasting, champagning, and general
> merrymaking before the rest of
> the village arrived. Then the onslaught came.
> At first it was a bit
> disconcerting, greeting all of the people who
> seemed quite nice, if only we
> spoke the same language. After a while, or at
> least after a few drinks, we
> discovered that it really didn't matter what
> language we were speaking, as
> long as the wine was flowing. And the buffet
> which had been prepared by
> Aggie, Tanja, Wanda, and anyone else who had
> culinary talent, was fantastic-
> ham, turkey, smoked salmon, quiche, and lots of
> things I couldn't identify;
> a true country banquet. It was a fine
> gathering, and everyone had a good
> Then around 8:00 all the villagers left and we
> were back to our base crew,
> plus Stephan & his father Jean-Claude (both
> famous from City hockey), who
> staged a mock fisticuff battle which amused
> everyone (I supposed that's the
> burden which goes along with being named
> Jean-Claude). Then we got down to
> serious dancing, partying, and further
> merrymaking. People got out of their
> formal attire and relaxed a bit. Wanda danced
> with Markie, Aggie danced with
> Friso, Fransien danced with Hans, and Stephan
> danced with anyone who would
> let him. Basje (the balldog) showed us that
> fetching a cork was as much fun
> as fetching a ball, over, and over, and over,
> and over. Lupus (Hans &
> Fransien's dog) showed us that he could stare
> all night. Stevie C showed us
> the proper way to do the Rock Lobster. Tanja
> showed us how to drink a lot
> of rumbos, and before the night was over showed
> us how to dress like Uncle
> T. All had fun.
> Tomorrow-storming the next castle!
> --Oom T
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