Saturday, June 27, 2009
Live long(er) and prosper
Mr. RK's grandmother, who was widowed about a year ago, is getting married this month.
"I know it seems fast," she told my mother-in-law, "but we figure we don't have that much time!"
She and her fiance are both in their 80s.
Once again, Hallmark fails me...I looked every single wedding congrats card they had available.
Every. Single. One.
Rule out the uber-religious ones, because even though she is, we aren't, and that would feel disingenuous. Rule out the ones of couples kissing, because she is super religious and, I presume, so is he, because he's a retired pastor.
Rule out the ones - and this is just about every fucking card - that have all kinds of much about having long lives together, blah blah blah, because even if they both live to be 100, it just seems a bit cruel.
Rule out the ones that rhyme because, well, they're just obnoxious. "I hear the sound of wedding bells/I hope your marriage isn't hell." OK, I made that one up.
Add this to the fact that this is someone I have never met. Like my grandparents, Mr. RK's grandparents take no interest in their grandchildren.
But being from the Midwest, I thought it would be impolite not to send a card. And hey, if she is brave enough to go on this adventure one more time, more power to her!
I finally found a suitable one (I think)that will go out today.
So I am sending good wishes down to Florida. They seem very happy and we are happy for them!