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Strangest Wedding Ever

Saturday I spent most of the day checking in online and knitting. I have this sweater from http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTtempting.html that I started working on this weekend. I actually started part of it at Misty's house and got like 6 rows completed, and then decided I didn't like how it'd turned out. I pulled it out at my father's house and restarted it. The rows are knit a bit neater now and tighter, where before they weren't so grand.

My father worked on my car, changed the oil and moved seatbelts around since my driver's side one has been.... less than cooperative lately. It'd been coming unbuckled because the buckle was failing, so I had him switch out the buckle with another one in the car since he failed to get to the junk yard to get new seatbelts out of a used car. He told me he'd been waiting to help my uncle and was waiting for my unckle to call so he wasn't able to get to it in time.

We got ready for the wedding and debated over what to wear. We were told not to wear anything fancy because it wasn't going to be a fancy wedding. Boy... were we surprised when we got there! The wedding was held at the Ruritan Club in Felton, Delaware. We pulled in and saw some people in jeans and some people dressed up, so we were pretty uncertain if we were in the right place. Going inside, we found my sister Sandy and that we were definitely in the right place.

The place was a hodgepodge mix of people nicely dressed up to rednecks in t-shirts and holy jeans, or one girl had on a pair of pants with gold chains hanging down from them and a skull and crossbones sweatshirt. This was not the sort of attire my father, my sister Loretta or I were expecting at a wedding.

We grabbed a table and sat down (the reception and wedding were in the same building). Dad set up his camera to record the wedding and we settled in for the night. The wedding started around 7:00 pm. The dresses the wedding party wore were beautiful, and my niece Melissa looked very happy. Her sister, Tricia, and one of her friends were part of Melissa's wedding party. The wedding itself was interesting. It was more a sermon than it was a wedding, with vows thrown in.

I think the thing that got me the most was that we were completely and entirely ignored by my sister Sandy, her husband Mike, Melissa and Tricia. While I understand that Sandy would be busy with the wedding and stuff, she didn't even take the time to say hello, and when we did attempt to talk to her, she found reasons to walk away. Considering she took the time to call me earlier in the week and we had an hour long conversation, I was rather hurt and confused by this and oh so very ready to go. In fact, I was so hurt by it that I'm considering NOT talking to her for a very, very long time to come.

Oddly enough she had words for us when we went to say goodbye. For some reason she seems to think I'm next in getting married. Eh. I have to actually have someone in my life for that to happen. I'm sure that day will come eventually, but it's not going to be anytime soon, I imagine.

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jacobine
Mar. 28th, 2005 05:21 pm (UTC)
I went to a family reunion years ago, and a cousin(? I think) said to me 'I can't wait until we get to plan your wedding!'. She was currently planning her daughter's. I smiled and backed away.

Then another time... I went to a wedding with my college boyfriend. We had someone tell us they wouldn't have to travel so far for our wedding. We smiled and said 'Um... we're just dating!'

People seem to like to plan weddings for others. I don't know why.
bludiscus
Mar. 28th, 2005 05:48 pm (UTC)
Well, just remember that sometimes Moms get weird at weddings. I probably would've been hurt too, though!
tigana
Mar. 28th, 2005 07:59 pm (UTC)
There were so many people at my daughter's wedding, and things were happening so fast, that I couldn't spare even a hello to half the guests on our side - and none on the groom's side, alas. In fact, more than once I'd start to say something to a relative only to get pulled away for one thing or the other. The day just went by in an accelerated blur. That may be what happened with your own sister, so maybe wait see how she treats you in the future?
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