Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound.
I recently had the opportunity to attend the wedding of sister’s son, which was held on the Eastern Kentucky University campus where they first met.
It was a bit unusual for several reasons. It was held outside on one of the hottest days in July. It was 95 in the shade, and we had to sit in the sun throughout the ceremony.
Second, the theme was more on the comic/con side, where the best man was dressed as Hans Solo and the maid of honor was Princess Leia.
Most of the wedding party dressed up, and even some of the attendees joined in the fun.
With that, one individual stood out. He sat behind us in a full suit and tie, complemented with a realistic Storm Troopers helmet from Star Wars. We were wondering how he survived in that headgear; it had to be like a sauna in there. After the wedding, I approached him for a picture with his helmet on, and I asked him how he survived wearing that through the whole wedding. He said the helmet actually had two little battery-operated fans on both sides that helped keep him cool and comfortable. No idea how much that cost, but it had to be a pretty penny.
Then things got even a bit more off-beat as we attended the wedding reception, which was also outside. We were deep down in the hills of Kentucky where there were a lot of trees that helped keep the temperatures at a more acceptable level.
To give you an idea how deep, that last road to the farmhouse was so narrow and winding that two cars could not pass each other. We met one pick-up truck and he literally had to drive halfway up the side of a hill to let us pass. So we were sitting there waiting for the food to finish cooking when the wedding party assembled in the yard for their final pictures.
All of sudden there is a commotion, I turn around and the wedding couple were on the ground, in the mud, having a ball. And to add to this picture, she was still in her wedding dress. No lie! I can only imagine sometime in the future she will show her daughter her dress and explain that those smudge marks were from their first wedding mud fight. That should get an interesting look from her daughter.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
“I want a marriage more wonderful than my wedding.” Dogpound Wisdom
Overheard: “All I need to enjoy life are the three l’s: love, laughter and hitting the lottery.”
My local movie theater was robbed of nearly $5,000 worth of goods. The thieves got away with four large bags of popcorn, four large sodas, two bottles of water, and four bags of gummy bears.
“Cheer up,” the lawyer advised his recently divorced colleague. “There are plenty of other fish in the sea.” “Maybe so,” replied his despondent friend, “but the last one took all my bait.”
Overheard: “The presidential race is so bad, even the space aliens have stopped asking us to take them to our leader.”
That is all I have for today. As always, be good, do good, play safe, and remember to make moments even if it means getting a bit dirty.
Walter Wilson Jr. is an Ohio native who lived in Chester from 1991 to 2000, where he worked for Allied-Signal (Honeywell). He resides in Sullivan, Ind.