Nov 8, 2007

Last Night Home

Our son will wed on Saturday. He lives in another state but is marrying a wonderful girl from Florida, and the nuptials will be not too far away from here.

So, he's spending the last days of his bachelorhood with the 'rents, sitting on the porch and smoking cigars with his old man, waiting for his Best Man to arrive from Australia, hasslin' his mom about her blog, getting heckled by his other buddies, and generally having a great time.

Plus, he brought home his entire wardrobe as laundry.

What, you may ask, is this fine young man reading while awaiting his wedding day? Some self-help advice? Some practical career manual? Some esoteric, transcendent philosophy?

Nothing less than my prized, signed copy of Freighter Captain that he's been whining for ever since I got it, the selfish brat!

Some things never change. He steals books from us all the time.

Now he'll have a very beautiful, well-read, and intelligent wife to steal them from. It's an even trade, however, since he's an excellent chef, artist, writer, and musician--and the most deviling prankster. (I fear what his victims/friends have in store for the getaway car.)

May God give them joy in this latest, and best prank: marriage!


pamibe said...

I wish them much love and happiness! :)

Hammer said...

congrats to him and his bride to be!

Gecko said...

How adorable are these two and what fun hey are going to have.
All the laundry they will make together . . .
Blessings on their journey.

GLASR said...

Better start hydrating, coupla bananas too. Wouldn't want to faint, cramp up or Heavens be compelled to belle retire during the reception now would we? Love to hear you try and read this post out loud. HA! xo ;~)

Anonymous said...

What a handsome couple they are. Please send my best wishes to them.


Erica said...

Allow me to wish them, through you, my warmest blessings for a lifetime of undying love and happiness.

Here's hoping they will be half as cool down the line as you and the JR are now. Speaking of which, please extended my warmest wishes to him as well.

Mazel tov to everyone! Please do a goofy dance and knock one back for me.


Joan of Argghh! said...

Aw, thanks, youse guys!

No silly dances. Strictly swing!

Gonna dance to Glenn Miller for the mom/groom dance. Heh.


Erica said...

Ooooh, I hope it's String of Pearls, or Tuxedo Junction...none of that Pennsylvania 6-5000 crrrap.


Joan of Argghh! said...

String of Pearls it is!

Michelle said...

How is your hair?

My wish is for many babies and soon!

Enjoy the day!

Joan of Argghh! said...

Leaving the hair long, and I just put some hilights in it. It's smashing!

Yes, I'm gonna wear red.

Thanks, Michelle!

Jean said...

Best wishes to the beautiful couple. May you always give each other love, strength and laughter for many happy years!

Joan... do we get to see photos? :)

USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

Best wishes and blessings to the bride and groom!
Have fun!

Peggy U said...

Congrats on the happy occasion! They are a good looking couple! I have never heard of marriage referred to as a "prank" before - but that would explain a lot about ours. I'm kind of slow when it comes to practical jokes!

Mark said...

Congrats to your son and soon to be wife!

Have a wonderful day!

Teresa said...

Many congratulations! I hope they have a long and very happy marriage. I shall toast them tonight when I have wine with my dinner. *grin*

Mizz E said...

Glenn Miller's "Moonlight Serenade" is simply The Best song ever, anywhere.

Mejores deseos y muchos nietos!

Kim said...

Congratulations to him and best wishes to the bride. May they continue to increase their love and maintain their senses of humor and have a smashing lovely marriage. And congrats to mom, too. You done good.

Joan of Argghh! said...

Thanks all.

We survived the rehearsal and dinner. Lots of Cuban food and Cuban music. Epa!

"Gozar la vida, si no, no goza na."