Sunday, December 29, 2019


Mrs. C and I were pretty broke when we got married and we didn't want to impose on our parents. Some friends of ours lived in a housing development next to St. Louis University and got us the community center for free. Other friends made a mountain of turkey dollar roll sandwiches, salads and assorted munchies. There was a keg of beer. A wedding cake was out of the question but there is a wonderful photograph of us feeding one another a McDonald's cheeseburger with the plastic bride and groom figures stuck in it. Forty five years later it is still a lovely memory..

Yet the wedding industrial complex rolls on. We shake our heads.           


Sharon said...

That's a great story about your wedding. It reminded me of my sister's wedding. Similar circumstances only it was Kentucky Friend Chicken for the rehearsal dinner and pot luck for the reception.

William Kendall said...

Quite a contrast in this shot.

I remember once walking into a wedding show here on a whim- and it struck me that aside from the building's regular employees, for whom it was just another working day, I was the only one not under pressure. Vendors were there looking for business with future brides and grooms, while engaged couples were under pressure for wedding plans.