Carolin & I were invited to her cousin's wedding reception at a county park in southeastern Michigan. - Bill
I felt like I was in an episode of Cops, one of those episodes where the cops have set up a sting and they invite all the local felons with outstanding warrants to come to a party and collect a prize. It was my cousin’s wedding reception, and I expected the police and a camera crew to burst in at any moment and start cuffing the guests. They looked that good.
The wedding itself took place the day before, in another county. The bride & groom’s home county requires 6 weeks of pre-marital counseling in order to get a marriage license, and they didn’t intend to bother with that.
It was the second marriage for each. The groom is a cousin of mine who is old enough to be thinking about mortality. He’s an alcoholic. His first wife was an alcoholic who died of a heart attack. The Pepsi bottle he takes to work is actually filled with whisky. He was the only person in the wedding party or among the guests to wear a suit.