Dad Story: “WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!?!”

July 24, 2006 at 7:58 pm 1 comment

My sister has a very good post on the state of Sawyer cars.  In the comments she recounts another one of my favorite Dad stories.  I’m going to elaborate a bit:

In December 2000, my cousin Adam and his beautiful wife Chrystie got married.  They had a lovely ceremony which really included the family and friends who attended.  At the point where Adam and Chrysties were taking their vows, the priest instructed the congregation (paraphrased):

“For those of you who are already married, please take your partner’s hand and while Adam and Chrystie take their vows, silently renew yours.”

Mom was paying attention, so she grabbed Dad’s hand.  My father, however, was zoning out and was taken aback by my mother suddenly grabbing his hand.

“WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!?!” Dad said. 

Now, my father never says anything softly, not even in a church.  Needless to say, his words echoed throughout the building.  To the innocent bystander, it could easily seem that Dad was absolutely and utterly terrified of renewing his vow of matrimony.

Our whole pew was already on the edge of laughter thanks to the condition of Jay’s suit, so we all started some awkward suppression of our amusement.  I believe I shed tears. 

Not a fitting picture– but here is one of me and my Dad dancing at the reception later that night.  My Uncle mailed it to me along with a blackmail note saying it was proof that I “associate with known misfits.”

Vicky Dad Dance

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