Last Sunday I attended a bridal shower for my grandson John’s fiance. It was a bitfancier than what I am used to. It was given at the Oyster Point Hotel in Red Bank, N.J. We were given the …
Last Sunday I attended a bridal shower for my grandson John’s fiance. It was a bitfancier than what I am used to. It was given at the Oyster Point Hotel in Red Bank, N.J. We were given the choice of four different meals which we selected ahead of time. John’s girlfriend, Christine, looked beautiful in a long flowered dress and perfectly coifed hair. She complimented me on the outfit I was wearing but said nothing about my hair, which Ithought looked okay.
Later she asked me if I wanted to get my hair done before the wedding. There was my answer about what she thought of my hairdo, I thought. We all had a good laugh about that because Christine and her friends were all getting their hair done at the hotel where the wedding is to take place and she was inviting me to join them. They will also be getting manicures, pedicures and even massages if wanted. Since then I’ve heard that’s a new thing that is done at weddings.
My neighbor, who is very stylish, complimented me the next day, on how well my hair looked so I guess it did look good. At the shower I sat at a table with friends that Christine worked with. They were a lively bunch so I thoroughly enjoyed myself. One glanced over at me and said I looked like a scotch drinker. I don’t know what a typical scotch drinker looks like - maybe one with wild looking hair.
Many of the women at my table had cats and when I asked one how many cats she had, she said “too many”. Later she held up one hand and I said incredulously “ You have five cats?” Then she held up her other hand so she has TEN cats. She acquired them gradually from people who had abandoned them.
When my daughter asked if I’d be giving money as a shower gift, I emphatically told her no, that I would be giving money as a wedding gift but not for the shower. There was a choice of three stores she was registered with and also The Knot. I had NOT heard of the Knot but it turned out to be a way to give money as a gift. So that’s what I chose to do.
We had mimosas in addition to the good food and played two games which consisted of questions about the bride to be’s personality and the couple’s likes and dislikes as well as personalities. There were prizes given for those of us who had the most correct answers.
These were some of the questions: Who is the most romantic? On John and Christine’s first date they went to a beach and saw two deer on that beach and since that was such an unusual sight, they both decided that it was a sign that they belonged together. So that was a tough call, since they both seem to be romantic. Other questions were: Who likes to sleep late? Who is the best cook? (Christine’s last name is Cook so that should be a given) Who has the messiest car? Who instigated the first kiss? Which one first mentioned marriage? etc. I didn’t do too well at those games.
There was a pot of live flowers at each table, and it was decided that I take the one from our table- so generous! We all got little white pencils with erasers(we all make mistakes) and gold lettering on them with sayings - always and forever and better together. So sweet! It all made me feel showered with love.
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