Monday, November 19, 2007

The Wedding in Green Bay



I have been waiting for some pictures from Aunt Kathy so I can do a complete blog on the wedding of Cousin Laura to new Cousin Barry. Today it occurred to me that Kathy was not taking pictures that day (Oct 20.) and the only ones I have to work with are my own.

My camera is a video camera that also takes stills, but at 3.0 mega pixels. Kathy's is a still camera that is 7.0 mega pixels. I like to e-mail her photos because they are better and will blow up successfully. (mine will not).

Anyway, the preparations for the ceremony on Saturday morning followed two nights of preparation partying on Thursday and Friday. Still, some of us looked pretty damned good. Examples are Wendy and Dan and Amy's youngest, Joey........



.....the priest told the wedding party not to come to the church with alcohol on board and my ex-mother-in-law always said we would "roast in Hell" if we ate or drank within an hour before Mass. This is a toast to her, just minutes before the mass began.............




.......Hannah's Jason figured it would be hot in Hell, so he showed up in the church parking lot with a beer, but dressed for warm weather. Actually, the weather was warm, and unseasonably perfect for October in Green Bay. He put on a shirt for the wedding after Hannah nagged him for a while..........




........my son, Jake, talking to his sister told me a week earlier he thought he was the only on in the wedding party with hair. I thought this was odd. He turned out to be correct. Maybe we should have shaved his head??.........



..we all went into the church and I switched my camera to video so there are no church pictures on this blog. They all pretty much look the same anyway: Handsome men and beautiful young women, all hired from some agency and you never see them again.

Barry wanted an old fashioned wedding procession with cars, decorations, honking, and tying up traffic. We piled into the Cadillac (whom faithful readers have met before) and led a procession still being talked about in GB. We plodded and weaved back to Neil and Kathy's house and even found something brand new in GB: a roundabout, or traffic circle or rotary (depending on where you are from). The Cadillac made a full 540 degrees (one and one half revolutions)and so everyone else did too. Traffic was tied up for as far as the eye could see! Everyone enjoyed it, I am sure, and many people waved to us, but some with their middle finger.............



.....once at Neil's, the photographers insisted on taking 17,608 more pictures of every possible combination of people, things, and cans of Bud Light.


As an example of my previous observation about the hired beauties there for the ceremony, the gorgeous creature with her hand perched dangerously on Jake's shoulder claimed to be Steph. Steph has been on this blog before.She was in the snowmobile trip blog as her actual self: a concrete construction worker, always dressed in jeans and sweatshirts and pretty dirty from repairing snowmobiles that we had damaged. Where these wedding party people come from and where they go afterwards remains a perpetual wedding mystery....




(Conclusion of the Green Bay Wedding, tomorrow)

4 comments:

Nikki said...

mom i told you to do away with that hat.......

saucersrus said...

I was hoping for a copy of that picture of Wendy and Joey. I'll be sending it to Walmart.com soon to get a print made. Thanks!!

Amy

Teresa said...

I'm sure the Rechsteiners will not be in hell alone for drinking before a wedding/church. Several Looneys will be right there beside ya

Nikki said...

Nice job on the diet Rex...your doing a great job......keep up the good work;)